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Rejection, Resilience, Renaissance  
5/25/2010 8:56:24 PM

The Chronicle -- "Success," said Winston Churchill, "is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." My last failure on the job market was more than a year ago, when I was an unsuccessful candidate for a provost's position at a small, religious college in the Northeast. It's taken that long for the deep wounds of rejection to heal.