Not that Steve Nass would care, but one of the winners for this year's Nobel in medicine was on the faculty at Wisconsin for many years, before going to the University of North Carolina. He left before the current mass exodus, but is a reminder that, as one of our most famous faculty members of all times puts it, we have long been a farm team for places that reward great faculty. Oliver Smithies taught here from 1960 until 1988, I just read, the bulk of a long career.
By the way, read that article about Nass and try to tell me you aren't utterly creeped out.
Update, Tues. morning: Read this to see that Smithies did the key work that got him the Nobel while he was here. We're not just the farm team, we're where people do the heavy lifting before they get rewarded elsewhere.