Once in Korea, there was a heated debate about whether it is appropriate to give extra credits for men who served in the military. Some supported the idea, but the other protested about it, asserting that it would be another implement to discriminate against women in the work force. However, now, a new legislation agenda that seems to be opposite to the veteran extra point system has risen. On April 16th, Shin Uijin who is a congresswoman of Saenuri Party motioned a bill to give extra-credits to mothers. The details of this bill is that the public institutions and companies with certain amount of capital should give more credits to mothers, who once gave up their vocation to raise their children, and now seeks to get re-employed. While some believe that it can be considered a way to improve women’s working conditions, others think it as a reverse discrimination or a negative impact on women. The Sookmyung Times asked SMU students about their opinions about whether it is right to give certain amount of credits to mothers when they try getting employed.
Do you know about the State Scholarship? In 2012, the Korean Government began this policy for university students who are worried about the expense of college tuition. The Korea Student Aid Foundation
We watch films in theaters, as visual aids in lectures, or at home. Yet, have you ever thought of making one? There is a group of passionate activators who are making films themselves and holding their own film festivals. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met the club’s representative Yun Jinyoung and Lee Eunjeong (KUFCA) to learn KUFCA’s free spirit and hear their thoughts.
After entering the universities, all students come to experience team assignments (group work). Some people say that one of the various differences between university and high school is whether the team assignment is done or not. However, can we all agree that team assignments are necessary work for us? Through the team assignment, you can learn cooperation and new thought that you couldn't have before, or you can meet and have new friends who have different majors. On the other hand, we can see also that so many students complain about team assignments: for example, “Although it was a team assignment, I did it alone from research to presentation. However, every team member got the same grade.” In April when the assignments overflow, how do you prepare your team assignment?
How about going to the State University of New York in Song-do, Incheon? And how about going to FAU (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), a German University, in Busan? Going to aforeign university in Korea is becoming a reality! The Ministry of Education & Science Technology made a measure that foreign education organizations can come to Korea freely. This is because great universities are making foreign branch schools expansively and many countries compete to hold those branch schools, so our government decided to try to occupy the global education service industry. Our government supports those foreign branch schools to lease their sites and buildings. Plus, those schools can be given 1 million dollars per a year. However, there are those who oppose this movement. Opponents insist that the fact which foreign branch schools are held is not sure. Now, the certain thing is just the State University of New York, in Song-do, and the other schools are not correct that they can come in Korea. Moreover, our real estate market is not good, so foreign schools are difficult to come in. For that reason, the Sookmyung Times researched our SMU students’ opinions on inviting foreign universities to Korea.
There was no big difference between January 1st during the sweet winter vacation and the previous day, December31st. I had the same daily life, waking up early and going to university for the Sookmyun
I start my final letter in 2012 with this poem.Memories To TreasureMay the days until Christmas be full of sweet pleasure,And your holidays create joyful memories to treasure.Merry Christmas and Happy
One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dreamOne tree can start a forest, One bird can herald springOne smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soulOne star can guide a ship at s
The Thieves, Kwanghye, Transformers. Can you realize the common factor between them? They are famous for the monopoly of movie screens. Before the movie Pieta picked up the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, only a few theatres ran the movie. The director of Pieta, Kim Ki-Duk criticized this phenomenon saying, “Small movies are unable to get a chance to screen and are dying out in this market.” On the other hand, according to the statistics by Realmeter, 45% of the audience is against establishing a rule to limit the monopoly. Let’s examine this phenomenon deeply and find out why there exists a controversy regarding regulation of the big screen monopoly...
Once upon a time, there was a King. Maybe he was a king of Rome. At that time, there was not a notion of month, and people just thought when the sun rises, the day starts. In this country,there was a rule...
According to a Korean dictionary, historical drama means a play or drama which brings topics from historical incidents or people. In 2010, the drama Seoul 1945 was sued for defamation of Lee Seungman.
A drugstore is a place that sells medical supplies, cosmetics, and necessities all together. A drugstore was first launched for consumers who wanted buy medicines and necessities in one place. Actually, this new spending pattern originated from the United States and some other European countries in which pharmacies have added daily necessities as items with drugs after separation of prescribing and dispensing drugs. Now in Korea, this drugstore business has grown so fast that one brand, CJ OLIVE YOUNG, generated approximately two hundred billion won in sales last year. The other brand, GS Watsons, also recorded one billion won last year. Drugstores are emerging as the hottest commercial item in Korea. However, there are some concerns about it.