This spring, Jeffrey Sich told his friends in St. Louis that he was moving to the District for an associate professorship at George Washington University. Then the 55-year-old carefully explained where he would live: a sophomore dorm.
"It was met with shock: 'You are going to do what?' " Sich said. "But it's a great conversation starter. . . . And it's been done before - Rodney Dangerfield."