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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Thousands of students at Liaoning university rage against dormitory 'evictions'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Thousands of students at a Liaoning university are up in arms against the school’s plan to allegedly force them out of their dormitories to make way ... accommodations they described as “shabby, damp” and crams eight students to a room. They vented their fury on a Weibo page titled “10,000 Bohai University students relocating dormitories”, which has ...

  2. News - World - NIGERIA

    Students slaughtered in 'Boko Haram' raid on dormitory

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Potiskum Islamist group believed to be behind night-time attack on school dormitory 42 students slaughtered in Nigeria night attack Gunmen believed to be from ... to witnesses who escaped the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's northeast, the attackers rounded up students and staff of the school and placed them in a dormitory, then threw explosives ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Hot and bothered students call off ‘naked run’ as university agrees to install air conditioners

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:00pm

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Guangzhou university students planned to streak in protest against suffocating heat in their dormitories A “streaking protest” planned by students from a Guangzhou university against poor cooling facilities in their dormitories has been cancelled because of safety concerns – but not before the university promised to install air conditioners. Fed up ...

  4. News - China - FIRE

    Shaanxi dormitory fire kills 12 workers, injures 24

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 05:55pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say a fire in a workers’ dormitory has killed 12 people and injured 24 others in northwestern China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the fire broke out early Wednesday in a dormitory for workers on a water diversion project in Shaanxi province. It did not report the cause. It says the workers are from a tunnel engineering ...

  5. Students stage dormitories protest

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government to convert it into dormitories. The Baptist University student union, which organised the event with support from the university, said converting the former Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute ... does not respond, we won't rule out further action. Dorms are important for fostering students' loyalty to the school. We need them.' The university currently has 1,711 dormitory ...

  6. A revolution in student halls

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The growing number of female undergraduates at the University of Hong Kong has led to a small revolution in the social life of its student halls, leaders of the student affairs office say. Male and female students used to be strictly segregated ...

  7. A choice of home or hall

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The distractions of campus life may undermine study TO LIVE OR not to live in a hall of residence is a choice that every undergraduate must face. Many students see living in a hall of residence as an ideal way to make friends, learn independence and estab ...

  8. New student dormitories pass hurdle

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Legislative Council's public works subcommittee yesterday approved funds for the University of Science and Technology (HK$213 million) and City University (HK$182 million) to build an extra 700 student dormitory places. Legco's Finance Committee still has to approve the funding, after which construction will start. The work is expected to be completed ...

  9. 'Temporary' dormitory in use for five years before blaze

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's leading fine arts college admitted yesterday that it had housed unofficial students and junior staff for at least five years in a substandard dormitory that was not subject to statutory safety checks. The sheet-metal dormitory at Beijing's China Central Academy of Fine Arts was engulfed by a huge fire on Monday morning, leaving one person critically ...

  10. Dormitory fire leaves 11 factory workers dead

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Eleven workers were killed and 10 injured in a blaze that broke out in a dormitory of a Shandong factory early yesterday morning. Police have ordered the company's legal ... said. Fifty-one people had been sleeping in the 84-bed dormitory when the accident occurred; 160 others living in surrounding dormitories managed to escape. Iron sheets used to build ...




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