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Man apprehended for growing, selling hemp
Police arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of growing marijuana in a greenhouse on the rooftop of an office building in Jung-gu, central Seoul.
SNU accused of being lax on Sargent contract
Seoul National University (SNU) is under fire for sloppy management for hiring world-renowned scholars under loose contract terms.
Compensation for chopper crash into apt. unresolved
Residents of a Hyundai I-Park apartment complex in southern Seoul which a helicopter owned by LG Electronics crashed into last year have still not received financial compensation from the company, according to a tenants’ group Sunday. The helicopter crashed in dense fog into the high-end apartment building located in Samseong-dong, Southern Seoul, in November 2013. Both pilots aboard were killed. The helicopter collided into the upper section of the 38-story apartment, but no one in the building or on the ground was hurt.
SNU vocal music division in crisis
Seoul National University (SNU) has struggled for months to pull its Vocal Music Department out of a crisis caused by an internal feud among professors over the hiring of a new faculty member.
Controversial textbook goes on sale
Conservative civic groups said Friday that they will sell the Kyohak Korean history textbook, which critics say fails to properly criticize the brutal rule of imperialist Japan and praises former authoritarian leaders, on the 95th Korean Independence Movement Day that falls on March 1.
Per-student costs for private tutoring rise
The monthly costs of private education per student at primary and secondary schools stood at 239,000 won in 2013, up 3,000 won or 1.3 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursday.
Learning through volunteer services
Students of Chadwick International, a K-12 school in the Songdo International Business District located 50 kilometers from Seoul, have been participating in community services as a way of complementing what they learn inside the classroom, through a special program called Service Learning.
Coffee shops mushrooming
The number of coffee shops in Seoul has increased 17 percent annually over the past four years to reach 9,400 as of 2011, according to the latest data from the Seoul Institute (SI) Wednesday.
Number of organ donation pledges grows 82% in 2013
The number of people who pledged to donate their organs posted a sharp rise last year, ending three years of consecutive decline, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday.
Ex-vice minister to lead university
Lee Jae-hoon, 59, former vice minister of knowledge economy, was named president of Korea Polytechnic University, Thursday.
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