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Various crowds fill exam venues
The state-administered college entrance exam took place Thursday at schools around the country from 8:40 a.m. to just before 6 p.m. Over 600,000 high school seniors showed up at their designated locations for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), which was postponed for a week in the aftermath of an earthquake last week. Just as any other year, test venues were teeming ...
Kookmin University strives to make itself international
Kookmin University was founded upon two main principles: providing practical education and cultivating civic awareness. Although much has changed since it was established in 1946, these rules are still very much relevant to the institution today and are keys to its success, according to Yu Ji-soo, who became president of the university in 2012. And these are also what have le...
Most nuke reactors' quake-proof capacities not confirmed
Only two of the 24 nuclear reactors in Korea were found to have passed government safety assessment of their quake-proof capacities, based on a Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) data obtained by Rep. Kim Jung-hoon of the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Tuesday.Last week, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake and a series of aftershocks struck the city of Pohang in the country's southeast, where most of the nuclear power plants are located.Since, environmental activists have urged the government to rethink its plan to resume the construction of new reactors in the southeastern city of Ulsan and instead spee...
Forced out of schools, single moms struggle to get by
A high school dropout, Oh Sun, now 30, is a mother of two children and the sole provider for her family. It was when she was pregnant with her second child she dropped out of school, again. Just a year earlier Oh had returned to school, seven years after she _ then 17 years old _ quit school and ran away from a home that was swamped in a pile of debt. “I went back because I r...
Earthquake damage continues; 1,789 displaced, 75 injured
The government announced it will provide early relief funds as damage continued to rise Friday, two days after the magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the south-eastern port city of Pohang. According to authorities, 1,789 have been displaced and 400 injured as of Friday in the aftermath of the initial quake and 51 aftershocks that followed. Twelve are now hospitalized and 63 have...
Singapore film screening event held in Seoul
The Singapore Embassy in Seoul hosted a film screening event at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Wednesday. The event, held jointly with the Seoul/Singapore Open Media Art Festival, was organized to showcase movies and introduce the Singapore art scene to Korean audiences. A collection of short Singaporean films, “7 Letters,” was presented, consisting...
Quake causes massive scare
Authorities quickly tried to evacuate them as the 5.5 and 5.4-magnitude quakes shook buildings, cut off lights and damaged communication equipment. Students were sent home early as parents called them and their relatives to check if they were alright. “I think it lasted for about 20 seconds, followed by two strong aftershocks. We had to evacuate. It was crazy,” a 27-year-old female surnamed Seo told The Korea Times.
Hospital apologizes over nurses' forced sexy dance
A hospital, which has enraged the public for forcing its nurses to put on a suggestive dance performance at an annual sports event, apologized over the incident, Tuesday. In an official statement from the Il-song foundation which operates the Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, its President Yoon Dae-won said, “I deeply acknowledge there is no room for excuses regarding ...
Partnership to promote career opportunities in the airline industry
Jeju Air and the International Education Exchange Association (IEEA) signed an agreement for a student airline training program at the airline's support center in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Tuesday. The partnership is expected to expand opportunities for students at IEEA wishing to enter the airline industry. The two institutions will cooperate to provide professional training and in...
Hospital hit again for forcing nurses to give political donations
The Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, which recently came under fire for forcing its nurses to put on a suggestive dance performance, has come under criticism again for engaging in systematic efforts to have them make donations to a lawmaker. Allegations are rising that a branch of the hospital, located in Chuncheon of Gangwon Province, forced its nurses to pay donations to Rep. Kim Jin-tae of the Liberty Korea Party, the lawmaker of the district. The accusation was raised after a picture of an excel file was released. Titled, “Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital donor l...
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