(English version only)
The second term has begun as gazetted after the unplanned suspension of classes starting in mid-November last year. Many physical damages of the University such as broken doors and smashed cameras have been rectified. Derogatory graffiti on prominent spots and roads with misplaced barricades were cleared. Hazardous materials are, of course, no longer exposed outdoors and immoderately. Despite the upset of some school routines, our learning and teaching activities have basically returned to the right track. We may not be, however, accustomed to the tightened security including checks for the University members and visitors, as well as restriction of access by unregistered vehicles. Or we will consider it ludicrous that some sorts of school buses, which had been illegally operated during the five-day occupation of the campus by masked students and protesters, are sitting alone in the cordoned area at the John Fulton Carpark. Still and all, the tangible side of the University appears almost the same as before.