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Twice As Long as Your Dissertation – Your Plea for Tenure

A story in pictures: blogger Janet Stemwedel posted photographs of the three-ring binder filled with her tenure dossier. The four main sections of her binder deal with teaching, scholarly or creative activity, service to students and the school, and service within her field, she says. "The organization of your RTP dossier is an exercise in presenting your professional activities in such a way that their quality and significance, and the connections between them, are intelligible," writes Stemwedel. Though she later adds, "I seem to recall that there are important aspects of life that you can't cram into a three-hole punch."

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.