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Journal shares peer reviews of rejected papers with rival titles

BMC Biology’s ‘portable peer review’ policy aims to save editors and researchers time and effort, but academics question whether authors will want to share details of past rejections

The ‘Green New Deal’, carbon pricing and other policies that could shape 2019

As the threat that climate change poses to civilization becomes clearer, more voices across the political spectrum call for governmental action to slow average global temperature increases and adapt to the impact on natural and human-made infrastructure.

Negotiator recommends 8 percent increase for college faculty

The report released today also recommended the salary schedule be reduced from 30 steps to 25, which would give faculty at least a 2 percent ongoing increase. If the recommendations are accepted, faculty would receive retroactive increases of 2 percent to July 1, 2017, 2 percent to July 1, 2018 and a 4 percent increase beginning Tuesday.

Record number of candidates to sit postgraduate entrance exam

The number of candidates to sit the entrance exam for postgraduate studies from Dec 22 to 24 will reach a record high of 2.9 million, a 21.8 percent increase over last year, according to a report published by the education information portal eol.cn.

UMaine CRs apologize in advance for ‘Deck the Wall’ party

A College Republicans chapter at the University of Maine apologized for a “Deck the Wall” end-of-year party before it even happened after receiving complaints and “feedback.”