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Celebrated Korean poems (14)
Since no one has told her the full depth of the water the white butterfly has not the least fear of the sea. It flies down, mistaking it for a green radish field then wearily returns like a princess with wings soaked in the waves. The blue new moon at the butterfly’s waist is sad that the March sea has no flowers in bloom.
Over 110 students begin preparations for studying abroad
Over 110 high school graduates and university students have joined the International Education Exchange Association (IEEA) Global Campus program in preparation for studying at U.S. universities next year. They attended the program’s 2017 entrance ceremony at COEX, southern Seoul, Thursday. “I recognize the one-year course will be tough,” Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Ch...
Career consultant wins Yu Gwansun Award
Hwang Eun-mee, 63, won the Yu Gwansun Award, in recognition of her hard work as president of the Career Consultant Forum (CCF), the South Chungcheong Provincial Government said Thursday. The CCF is a nonprofit organization providing career consulting services to jobseekers. “I am so pleased that the importance of cultivating talented women was acknowledged,” Hwang told The Ko...
Celebrated Korean poems (13)
The day beyond the day I die lonely in death after lonely living birds will sing as new day dawns and petals unfold on my soul's empty ground. I'll be one bird alighting on ditches and branches when the song of loving and living and beauty is at its height.
Interaction key to learning English
Some might not expect a high-quality education from a small school on a tiny island in Incheon, west of Seoul, with less than 30 students. The English class at the school led by Kim Hee-jeong, 30, has overcome such prejudice with an activity- and student-centered curriculum. For three years Kim has been the only English teacher at Deokjeok Middle School on Deokjeok Island in ...
Single households falling into welfare dead zone
A man in his 60s was found dead on Mt. Gwanak in southern Seoul last week, a victim of “lonely death,” according to Gwanak Police, Monday. The man surnamed Kim, 61, a daily wage earner, had been living alone. According to his landlord, Kim had said he was sorry for failing to pay his rent for several months due to his financial difficulties.
Special counsel team to toss case to prosecution
The prosecution is set to take over the independent counsel team’s investigation of the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil, if the team’s investigation is not extended. The mandate for the independent counsel team led by special prosecutor Park Young-soo which began Dec. 21 will expire on Feb. 28. Acting President and Prime Mi...
Social welfare professor becomes Seoul Cyber University president
Shinil Educational Foundation appointed Lee Eun-joo, 48, a professor of social welfare at Seoul Cyber University (SCU), as the school’s next president, the university spokesman said Thursday. The foundation runs three education institutions _ SCU, Shinil High School and Shinil Middle School. Lee will officially take office as the university’s ninth president at her inaugurati...
Korean, U.K. culture ministries expand cooperation
The culture ministries of both Korea and the U.K. discussed plans to deepen the strategic partnerships between the two countries at the third Korea-U.K. Creative Industries Forum on the campus of the Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) in Seoul, Tuesday. “The two countries will expand cooperation on exchanging creative talents, developing startups of cultural content a...
Mass cancer outbreak panics Jeolla Province
Panic has spread around a small town in North Jeolla Province after an alarmingly high number of people have developed various types of cancer in a short period of time. The villagers of the town said Wednesday that 10 out of 80 residents living there have died of lung, stomach and liver cancers and five more have been battling the disease since 2012. According to a survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 445 out of every 100,000 adults in Korea die of cancer, meaning the nation’s average likelihood of cancer is 0.45 percent.
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