Tag: GMU Korea

Should South Korea be Responsible for Refugee Protection?

BY SOOYEON KIM, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 28, the ‘Refugee Around Us’ forum was held at the national assembly library with three guests including Woosung Jung, a UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador. During the forum, one of the audience members asked…

Mason Korea Welcomes Dr. Robert Matz as New Campus Dean

BY HYUNSEON KIM, STAFF WRITER George Mason University Korea named Roberts Matz as its very first Campus Dean. During the Campus Dean candidate interviews, which took place in Dec. 2018, students and faculty were able to engage in the selection…

Korean Age Calculation Methods: How Old Are You?

BY DA HYUN KIM, STAFF WRITER On Jan. 1, 2019, a petition was posted on the Korea presidential office’s page demanding the revision of the “Law on Age Calculation and Marking.” The description of the petition says, “the Korean age…

Asian Boss Launches Student Society Pioneer Project at GMU Korea

BY SUKIN CLAIRE JUNG, STAFF WRITER “Asian Boss NEXT” pioneers-to-be gathered at George Mason University Korea’s information session on March 4, 2019 with a global-oriented vision starting from South Korea. Jungho Lee, the Asian Boss NEXT Advisor, started off by…

George Mason University Korea is Being Born Anew

BY YOUNGSEO PARK, REPORTER George Mason University Korea is busy saying farewell to autumn with an overall building renovation. Walls, tables, and chairs in global lounge are being relocated and now the “Marvel Lounge,” once on the first floor, is…

Unique Coffee Culture in South Korea

BY YA-EN SIE, REPORTER In South Korea, a cup of coffee is more than a drink, it is a part of people’s life culture. Despite the bitter taste of coffee, each cup of it carries different meanings to different people. “A…

Sexual violence against women is rampant in North Korea

BY SANGWON LEE, REPORTER Human Rights Watch (HRW), a US-based international NGO that investigates human rights issues worldwide, released a report titled “You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why” to divulge the rampant practices of sexual violence in North…

Su-neung: The Day South Korea Falls Silent

BY HAEUN CHOI, REPORTER On a special Thursday in November, South Korea stops. Airplanes do not depart, most of the workforce’s call times are delayed, and traffic is non-existent in busy cities. The only ones who are moving around are…

Hollywood’s New Trend: “Asianization”

BY SANGWON LEE, REPORTER August 2018 was “Asian August” for Hollywood. “Crazy Rich Asians”, the first all-Asian cast in a Hollywood film in 25 years, became an unexpected box office success, grossing $170.8 million in the first 30 days after its…