Wash U. can't get no respect. Notwithstanding its high status among academic insiders - for great undergrad and law programs, and a phenomenal med school - the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that "Missouri law school dean to lead Syracuse Univ." Other news outlets are carrying a similar headline. If Dean Treanor had nabbed the job, would the headline have been "Washington D.C. law dean to lead Syracuse Univ."? Would Dean Levi be the "North Carolina law dean"?
Maybe I'm just sensitive because I grew up in Illinois. You know - where Dan Rodriguez is dean.