It's not unusual for some states to be doing three or four searches at the same time.
It's still a premier national research university with dramatic recognition on the international scene.
Eastman Kodak in its heyday might have paid more, but there are different benefits, including tuition remission, which often make it a desirable place.
Duke has already done more ... than any other institution facing a crisis in the 21st century.
There is a lot of turnover in those positions. People move on to other universities, into the corporate world, whatever.
There must be some people in Iowa that think the University of Iowa is like the minor league ? preparing people for their next step. I don't think that is saying anything disparaging about Iowa ? it just seems to be a good breeding ground in the eyes of search committees at more prestigious institutions.