I went to the GW weekend last week and this week I'm going to William & Mary. A major attraction for UNC was Dean Gene Nichol, though, when I was thinking of applying. Since he's President of William & Mary now, that attraction is no longer there. (Although there are many strong points for UNC still.) I am concerned that there's no dean currently, because the dean seems to be a strong influence on the character of the schools. It affects the money they raise (and what they do with it) and the kinds of faculty they attract.