BEIJING — The crowd was hard to make out at first, a dark mass huddled along the Beijing riverbank after sunset. The people stood quietly, almost nervously, dozens bundled in thick coats beside yellowed willow trees. At their center was a small altar, strewn with candles and flowers, for the 10 people who died in a fire in western China last week. Two hours later, that crowd had swelled into the hundreds, a mass of people marching and chanting for freedom, rule of law, an end to the three years of coronavirus restrictions that have dragged life here to a near standstill . Temperatures were frigid, but people stayed for hours, even outlasting a shift change in the police officers who monitored the whole event Sunday night. “We don’t want lockdowns, we want freedom!” the protesters shouted as they wound westward through one of the city’s neatly manicured embassy districts, where a Four Seasons hotel stands alongside humble shops selling traditional breakfast crepes. “Freedom of … [Read more...] about A Protest? A Vigil? In Beijing, Anxious Crowds Are Unsure How Far to Go.
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of California at Berkeley has labored to enroll more Black and Latino students in the quarter century since the state barred the consideration of race or ethnicity in its admissions. Still, those groups remain underrepresented at the renowned public university here on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. The gap is huge for Latino students. They account for 55 percent of California's public school students, state data show, but 19 percent of UC-Berkeley undergraduates. UC-Berkeley is undeniably diverse. Just 20 percent of its undergraduates are White. But is it diverse enough? The university's demographics, and its arduous efforts to shape them, illuminate the stakes as the Supreme Court weighs a potential ban nationwide on affirmative action in admissions. Voters in California banned schools from considering the race of … [Read more...] about UC-Berkeley can’t use race in admissions. Is it a model for the country?
0 Arts & Entertainment Eastern Connecticut State Student Stephanie Madden of Suffield participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Patch Staff , Patch Staff Posted Reply From Eastern Connecticut State University : More than 20 theatre students, faculty and alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University participated in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) earlier this semester. This year, Region I of the KCACTF was held at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Among the participants was Stephanie Madden '16 of Suffield, who majors in Psychology and Theatre at Eastern. Students competed in acting, design and technical theatre competitions; presented and attended workshops and shows; auditioned for festival shows and summer jobs/internships; and acted as festival interns and stage managers for festival productions. Roger L. Stevens started the … [Read more...] about Suffield Resident Participates in American College Theatre Festival
close Video Protester violently arrested at rally against lockdowns in Shanghai, China A man holding a bouquet of flowers is taken down by cops for protesting against the country's severe lockdowns. (Viral Press) The White House and U.S. State Department expressed disagreement with China's zero-COVID policy and support for the ongoing protests across the country. "We’ve said that zero-COVID is not a policy we're pursuing here," a White House National Security Council spokesperson told Fox News Digital Monday. "And as we’ve said, we think it’s going to be very difficult for the People’s Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero-COVID strategy." The comments come as massive protests have raged across China in recent days, spreading to 20 provinces and the cities of Beijing and Shanghai, with some calling on President Biden to say more in support of the protesters. Lisa Daftari, a foreign policy commentator … [Read more...] about China protests garner muted reactions from world leaders, UN
close Video US helping Ukraine with power, water loss Fox News' Greg Palkot on Ukraine suffering power and water loss as conflicts in the region continue The U.S. has sent tens of billions of dollars worth of military aid to help Ukraine fend off Russia's invasion, but the effort is coming at the expense of aid the U.S. initially intended to send to Taiwan. The backlog of military aid to Taiwan has grown by more than $4 billion since the U.S. began its effort to support Ukraine's military in February, according to the Wall Street Journal. Russia's invasion of Ukraine already raised fears that China could use the opportunity to invade Taiwan, and the lessened support from the U.S. may only exacerbate the potential. The U.S. has sent nearly $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine since February, so much that President Biden's administration is struggling to keep track of how the aid is being used. The volume of U.S. aid to the country has … [Read more...] about Flow of military aid to Ukraine causes $4B backlog in Taiwan aid: Report