Denied by Princeton, Embraced by Harvard; U. of Penn Education Dean Is New President of Columbia U. Teacher's College; Spring Crop of College Presidents

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REBOUND: It never feels good to be rejected, and Sean Dorrance Kelly's experience was no exception. It hurt, he says, when Princeton University's philosophy department turned down his tenure bid in 2004.

"I wondered if I'd have to leave the...

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