Campus march by Hong Kong graduates marks a year since university clashes

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Hong Kong students turned their graduation ceremony on Thursday into a march to commemorate pro-democracy protests last year that included violent clashes with police across city campuses.

Wearing black graduation robes and Guy Fawkes masks, the students marched through the campus of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). They said they were organising their own graduation after the university said it would be held online because of the risk of the novel coronavirus.

“I want to pass on the spirit … so the next generation of students don’t forget what happened last year,” said Philip, a social sciences graduate who declined to give his last name.

In November last year, campuses of CUHK and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) saw prolonged clashes between students and riot police, with protesters firing petrol bombs from catapults and using bows and arrows and police responding with

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China launches 13 satellites on a single Long March 6 rocket

China launched a Long March 6 rocket early Friday (Nov. 6), successfully sending 13 satellites into orbit.

The Long March 6 lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:19 a.m. local time Friday (0319 GMT; 10:19 p.m. EDT on Nov. 5) carrying 10 remote sensing satellites for Satellogic, an Argentine imagery company.

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: A Chinese Long March 6 rocket lifts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, on Nov. 6, 2020.

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A Chinese Long March 6 rocket lifts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, on Nov. 6, 2020.

Each 90-lb. (41 kilograms) satellite carries multispectral and hyperspectral imaging payloads. They have been designed to operate in orbit for at least three years.

Satellogic signed a contractwith China Great Wall Industry Corporation, an arm of China’s main space contractor, in January 2019 for launches to deploy 90 satellites. Satellogic has previously received funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.

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NASA’s Voyager 2 probe receives first commands since March, sends back a hello


The Voyager 2 probe is some 11.6 billion miles from home but it’s still performing its job admirably.


The Voyager 2 probe, one of NASA’s most well-traveled spacecraft, has been unable to communicate with Earth for the past eight months. Voyager 2 has been wandering alone at the edge of interstellar space, gathering data some 11.6 billion miles from Earth and sending it back to us. 

But we haven’t been able to pick up the phone and call back.

The only radio antenna that can communicate with the probe, Deep Space Station 43 (DSS43) in Australia, has been offline while NASA completes a series of hardware upgrades. Some of the transmitters on DSS43 haven’t been replaced for over 47 years, according to NASA. To test new hardware, the dish pinged Voyager 2 on

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Chris Paul leads march to voting site at N. Carolina college

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a historically Black college in North Carolina where he also takes classes.

Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem Journal reported.

The basketball star told reporters during the event that it was necessary to encourage students to vote “given the magnitude of the election and everything that is going on right now.” Paul had previously said that he would be encouraging HBCU students to head to the polls.

Some students, including Je’den Clark, the school’s student government association president, said the point guard’s attendance attracted large crowds. Campus police blocked traffic to allow for the march,

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Hungarians march to protest Orban’s reach at top university

BUDAPEST — Thousands of Hungarians marched on the streets of the Hungarian capital Friday to protest government actions that they claim strips one of the country’s most prestigious universities of its independence.

The march, organized on the country’s national holiday commemorating the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956, follows weeks of protests by the students of the University for Theater and Film Arts in Budapest. Their demonstrations have become a symbol of resistance to Orban’s autocratic government, drawing support from universities, theater groups and artists around the world,.

“There is a common set of rules concerning universities in Europe, which has developed over the centuries, and the cornerstone of these rules is institutional autonomy. This is exactly what the government is trying to take away,” Hungarian actor Zoltan Bezeredi, who joined Friday’s march, told The Associated Press.

Legislation passed this summer by the ruling Fidesz party transferred the ownership of the university

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As Many As 3 Million Children Have Gone Without Education Since March: Estimate | Education News

As many as 3 million children in the U.S. haven’t received any education since their schools shuttered in March – a sobering new estimate of the havoc the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking on the country’s most vulnerable students.

“The consequences for these students’ education and well-being are not marginal concerns: They are an emergency,” researchers at Bellwether Education Partners warned in a new report. “The long-term consequences of this crisis are difficult to estimate without seeming hyperbolic.”

Given how difficult reliable information on student learning has been to collect during the pandemic, researchers estimated the total number of students experiencing the worst consequences of school closures and the shift to distance learning by identifying groups of students most at risk and then calculating a likely percentage of those groups not in school, based on media reports and available data.

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The researchers focused on students with disabilities,

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