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2020-05 25 Important News

[Special]2021 Online Admissions Guide for Aspiring Baby Lions

The Online Admissions Guide for 2021 freshmen has been released by the Hanyang University Office of Admissions. As all offline gatherings are restricted, the admission office decided to make what was previously only available through offline seminars accessible online. Newly constructed on the Hanyang Admissions homepage, the guide offers detailed information for students who aspire to become members of Hanyang. It also provides online counseling, campus tours, and introductions to every department in school (Click to visit). The 2021 Online Admission Guide was introduced on Hanyang University's homepage. The admissions officer Jang Eun-yeong explained that “The university put effort into making the guide because we sympathized with the immense pressure the examinees feel.” Jang said, “By revealing information in a fair and transparent way, we aimed to reduce the gap between the amount of information different students may obtain." The Admissions Team collaborated with the Media Strategy Center and Channel H in order to create an entertaining array of contents. They also re-organized the information interspersed within the website to the main screen for enhanced accessibility. The most interesting aspect of the guide is its category-based organization. Jang said, "We wanted students to consider the admission office as a 'bridge' connecting their journey to Hanyang rather than a 'gate' to overcome." Thus, a friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot, HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. A friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. The first category, 2021 Admission Process Plans, includes the details for the upcoming admission process. It also contains videos which inform students about Hanyang University’s character and strong points. The second category, Department Introduction, redirects them to the homepages of every department in Hanyang. In July, they plan to further upload introductory videos starring attending members of forty-six departments. The third category is the Online Campus Tour, which displays two tour videos on one of Hanyang University’s beautiful spring days. The videos introduce buildings where students can study as well as places where students can relax. The fourth category, Online Counseling, answers applicants' most frequently asked questions. The fifth category is the School Information Search, which allows users to search for any school-related information, such as dormitories, scholarships, and exchange programs, through the Hanyang Wiki. The last category allows aspiring students to request the admission guidebook and sign up for a university tour. Students only need to write down their address in order to receive the Early Decision guide, Regular Decision guide, and 2021 guidebook on admission by type. The Office of Admissions is aiming to further provide content titled ALIVE, which is an encyclopedic version of the introduced Online Admission Guide. The guide was made to correspond to the constantly changing paradigms and relay information quickly and accurately to the students. “Every member of the school's staff is on the arduous journey to help make the dreams of aspiring students come true,” said Jang. The office emphasized that it is vital that in the absence of offline seminars this year, students take in as much presented information as possible through the guide in order to fulfill their dreams of becoming proud members of Hanyang. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-05 24 Important News

[Special]Recalling the Master of Thinking

Ten years have gone by since Professor Rhee Yeung-hui (Department of Media Communication) passed away. The late professor was a journalist, a scholar, and a social activist, who remains a symbolic figure of press freedom and Korea’s democracy. Evaluated as “the Teacher of Thought” for young Korean intellectuals in the ‘70s and ‘80s, what Rhee called for is still being followed today by his students, journalists, critics, and fellow scholars. Professor Rhee Yeung-hui (Department of Media Communication) was a journalist and a scholar who symbolized the freedom of the press and the struggle for democracy. (Photo courtesy of The Hankyoreh) Rhee was born in 1929 at Unsan, North Pyongan Province. During the Korean War, Rhee served in the military as an interpreter officer. Rhee started off his journalism career by joining the Hapdong News Agency in 1957. He moved to the Chosun Il-bo – one of the country’s most influential newspapers – as a foreign news editor. However, Rhee was advised to resign in 1968 due to his series of articles opposing the authoritarian government. The journalist returned to the Hapdong News Agency as a foreign news editor, where he experienced his second dismissal in 1971 for a similar reason. With a recommendation from Professor Jang Ryong (Department of Media Communication), Rhee joined Hanyang University as an assistant professor the following year. Rhee remained involved on the front lines of the pro-democracy movement since then. As a consequence, the professor was forced out of office twice and was imprisoned three times by the government during his tenure at Hanyang. After his last return, Rhee participated in the establishment of the newspaper The Hankyoreh as a non-executive director, which claimed to be "the first newspaper in the world truly independent of political power and large capital." Rhee retired in 1995 but kept on teaching as an emeritus professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He died in 2010 at the age of 81. "The sole purpose of writing starts and ends at pursuing the truth." Rhee, in his book Idol and Reason Rhee was renowned as a prolific writer which brought him fame as the maître à penser (the master of thinking). Rhee usually published books on social issues, and they had a sensational impact on young intellectuals in the 1970s and 1980s. Of particular note, in his book Logic for an Era of Transition, Rhee criticized the sweeping trends of reckless anti-communism which were prevalent due to the Cold War. It was a paradigm shift for journalists and collegians who experienced the Korean War in their youth. Rhee received numerous awards including the Manhae Practitioner Prize (an authoritative award held by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism in commemoration of the symbolic reformer Manhae Han Yong-un) in 2000. Rhee was subjected to fierce criticism by his political rivals after the 1990s. The opposites criticized that Rhee came to hasty conclusions on controversial social phenomena. Besides, his adherence to antiwar sentiments aroused repulsion in people who gave priority to national interests. However, it is undeniable that Rhee provided new insights into Korean society. He was one of the first South Korean intellectuals to overcome McCarthyism with his famous quote – “A bird flies with both left and right wings.” Rhee was referred to as the maître à penser (the master of thinking) for his struggle for democracy. (Photo courtesy of KBS) Posterity will remember Rhee as a great journalist and scholar. “Rhee led the new generation and contributed to the fostering of intellectuals with his publications,” said Choi Young-muk (Department of Media Communication, ’85), a professor of Sungkonghoe University and a renowned media scholar who used to be Rhee’s teaching assistant. Professor Ahn Dong-geun (Department of Media Communication), who studied under Rhee, also showed respect towards his teacher. “Regardless of criticism posed upon him, Rhee’s competence and ability as a scholar will be recognized by future generations.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-05 19

[Reviews][Experience] Midterm Exams During COVID-19

Seven weeks after introducing online courses for the first time due to COVID-19, how did Hanyang University proceed with its midterm exams? How were the online and offline exams for students? Our reporter will convey the experiences of various student. However, please take into consideration that it contains subjective content of students’ positions. The midterm exam period recommended to all undergraduate departments of the Seoul campus by the Office of Academic Affairs was after April 27, seven weeks after courses began. The format of the midterm exams was in principle by remote testing (online tests), Blackboard assignments, or emails. Other types of tests were also available at the instructors' discretion. If the conditions for compliance with preventative measures could be met, face-to-face exams (offline tests) could be conducted with the approval of the department dean or the Infectious Disease Control Committee. Offline Exam: ‘Relief’ by thorough preparation with social distancing and the wearing of masks Six weeks after the start of online courses, I received an email from a professor from one of my courses regarding the midterm exam. The content was about some worries with problems of online exams and the burden of students at the end of the semester because of the increased scope of the test if midterm/final exams were to be integrated. Therefore, it was informing us about getting student consent to conduct an offline test during week 8. After receiving consent for the midterm exam from all students, the offline exam was carried out with the approval of the department dean and the Infectious Disease Control Committee. On the day of the exam, about 50 students took the exam for 60 minutes in a large classroom that could accommodate about 190 students. Before entering the classroom, body temperatures were taken using an infrared thermometer to minimize physical contact, hand sanitizer was applied, and mask verification was carried out. Students were seated diagonally for social distancing, and the exam started after students filled out the COVID-19 self-health care questionnaire. When I was notified of the offline exam, I was worried about getting infected with COVID-19 due to lots of people gathering in one space, but I felt the possibility would be very low since the temperature checks and hand sanitization were done for all students along with social distancing measures including wearing masks. Online exam : Open book test with 8 questions lasting for 4 hours… preventing cheating with descriptive questions. Meanwhile, one course had an online exam with a form of open book test. It was a course with a total of 40 students. The method was downloading the exam questions which were uploaded on Blackboard at a set date and time and submitting the answers on time through e-mail and Blackboard. As it was an online exam, all test questions were comprised of descriptive questions to lower the likelihood of cheating through using the internet and solving problems in coordination with other students. Unlike the usual test format, using analogy and reasoning from what we learned in class was needed. On the exam day, 8 questions and 4 reference papers were available to us. The alloted test time was 4 hours and 30 minutes, which is far more than the 90 minutes of class time, in consideration of online bugs and unexpected situations in writing answers or uploading times. There were no major problems related to not being able to upload or download files, and I was able to finish the exam after having sufficient time to think due to the generous amount of time provided. Cheating was the biggest concern as it was an online test, but because it was a descriptive exam, having the same answers could be prevented. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19, both the school’s inevitable position of having to conduct tests of any type, and the students’ concerns of getting infected through physical contact during offline exams and cheatings in online exams were both understandable. Offline and online exams may have been the best way to evaluate students' progress in each course although both methods had pros and cons. Hopefully those on both sides understand each other’s position in the midst of the difficulties and can overcome the crisis by caring for each other. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 19

[Special]Hanyang University Accelerates Plans to Build a Green Campus, Strengthening Student Welfare

Marking the 81st anniversary of the school's opening, Hanyang University is accelerating its plans to build a student value-centered green campus that increases student welfare and eliminates safety concerns. The remodeling of the old field, the installation of the artificial turf stadium and club activity rooms that can be used all year round, and the creation of a new underground parking lot that can accommodate 863 vehicles helps ensure both student safety and ease the campus parking space shortage. ▲ Hanyang University completed the construction of the artificial turf stadium and underground parking lot on April 15 to mark the 81st anniversary of the school's opening. At the ceremony held at the Seongdong-gu Seoul campus, a limited number of people participated by getting their temperatures checked and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hanyang University completed its artificial turf stadium and parking lot construction on April 15. The remodeled area (total area 30,823㎡) has on its ground floor an artificial turf soccer field that adheres to international standards, two basketball courts, a 400 m track, and fitness equipment. On the two underground floors, along with large scale parking lots, shower rooms, and about 50 multipurpose rooms planned to be used as club activity rooms are being provided. The old ground floor parking lots will eventually be converted to green areas, continuing the environmental improvements so that students can enjoy pleasant environments on campus without cars, said an official at Hanyang University. Kim Jong-ryang, chairman of Hanyang Academy, a school cooperation, said on the same day that “We hope students will be able to enjoy a safe and environmentally friendly campus with the completion of the green campus construction that we worked on for a year and a half.” Kim Woo-seung, President of Hanyang University also said that “The construction of a student value-centered campus is the ultimate value our university should pursue.” ▲ Hanyang University completed the construction of the artificial turf stadium and parking lot on April 15 to mark the 81st anniversary of the school's opening. The newly refurbished area (total area 30,823㎡) has on its ground level an artificial turf soccer field adhering to international standards, two basketball courts, a 400 m track, and fitness equipment. On the two underground floors are not only large parking lots but also shower rooms and about 50 multipurpose rooms planned to be used as club activity rooms. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 13

[Reviews]81st Anniversary Emblem... Hanyang's Value Expressed in Numbers

▲ University's 81st anniversary emblem (Left) English (Right) Korean With the university's anniversary coming up, the Design Management Center unveiled the 81st anniversary emblem. The emblem will be used for designs related to the university anniversary ceremony, serving its purpose as a symbol of the university's 81 years of history that began in 1993. The biggest characteristic of the 81st year emblem is its connectivity with the 80th anniversary. While the 80th anniversary tried to convey the 3S university innovation strategy within the emblem and included strong movements of 3 circles, the 81st year emblem has taken another step forward and opened up the closed circle to the outer side. The shape of the number 1 is created by connecting a line to the middle point of the number 8. The period indication of 1939-2020 has been included on the connected number 1. Through the process, the numbers 8 and 1 are not two separate numbers but are interconnected. Different from the 80th year emblem, which was only expressed in a single color, a detailed gradation effect was included on the bottom line from number 8, providing a shadow effect with an extra three-dimensional effect. ▲ (Left) 80th Anniversary Emblem (Right) 81st Anniversary Emblem The Design Management Center explained that they tried to include the university's Brand Core Values into this year's emblem. The brand core values in this sense mean contributing to society in smart and creative ways, and creating a global and specialized image of the university while also providing a sustainable development platform for the image. The Design Management Center explained that having this as its concept, it constructed a clear, systematic, and balanced design that presents bright and lively tones, neutral and flexible expressions, and vivid colors. ▲ Design that will be applied to the anniversary ceremony site The anniversary ceremony site's background wall, banners, and pamphlets were created using the design elements included in the emblem, which will be used to creating Hanyang University's ingenious and consistent atmosphere. The designs that are created can be viewed on Hanyang Wiki. [Hanyang Wiki] https://hyu.wiki/81주년 Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-05 13 Important News

[Special]Scene Stealers in Popular Dramas

In the past, only the main characters of television shows were allowed into the spotlight. Nowadays, however, the roles of supporting actors are essential in producing good scenes. These so-called scene stealers dominated many of the popular dramas early this year as well. Three actors from Hanyang have also received much attention for their appearances in much loved dramas of 2020 and have made headlines for their roles as scene stealers. Performer of unlimited genre, Kim Hye-jun Kim Hye-jun (Department of Theater and Film, '20) debuted as an actress in 2015 in the web drama The Great Lilies. Since then, she has gradually built up her career as a main and supporting actor in a number of dramas and films. Kim gained attention through the film Another Child in 2019 in which she portrayed a high-school girl who finds out about her father's affair. Her performance in the film earned her the Best New Actress award in the Blue Dragon Film Awards that year. Kim's most recent performance was in Netflix’s first original Korean series Kingdom, a historical zombie drama which received critical acclaim as a “refreshing addition to the zombie landscape.” Kim powerfully delivered in the role of the avaricious Queen Consort Cho who was desperate to secure her power over the Joseon Dynasty. “Although it was my first historical drama, it gave me a great opportunity to develop and grow as an actress,” said Kim. Kim will soon appear before audiences again as she takes on the lead role in the new drama, Sipsi Ilban. Actress Kim Hye-jun (Department of Theater and Film, '20) played the role of the Queen Consort Cho, who is desperate to secure her power over the throne of the Joseon Dynasty in Netflix series Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) A strenuous worker, Lee Hak-joo Lee Hak-joo (Department of Theater and Film, '13) started his acting career performing in various plays and independent films. In 2015, he appeared in his first commercial film, The Shameless. After that, Lee gained increasing popularity starring in diverse dramas and films, receiving the nickname "Kang Dong-won of the independent film world." Lee’s acting shined in the 2020 drama The World of the Married, the highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history. Lee took on the role of an abusive boyfriend of another supporting character, who commits crime under the orders of the main villain. His appearance on screen created a stifling atmosphere within the storyline, perfectly playing the role of the tension trigger, and introducing himself to the audience as a scene stealer. This year, Lee is planning to make an appearance in the drama Sweet Munchies and the movie Sinkhole. Actor Lee Hak-joo (Department of Theater and Film, '13) played the part of an abusive boyfriend who commits crime under the orders of the main villain in the drama The World of the Married. (Photo courtesy of JTBC) Owner of infinite possibilities, Jung Da-bin Jung Da-bin's (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) first debut on screen was when she was 3 years-old, appearing in a famous Baskin-Robbins ice cream commercial in 2003. The commercial was quite famous and even now, many Koreans remember her as the “ice cream girl.” After her debut, Jung's childhood was filled with acting jobs in numerous dramas and movies. “I don't dislike the fact that I’m mostly only remembered as the 'ice cream girl.' Rather, I'm happy and thankful that people still remember me after all these years,” said Jung. “However, I do hope to leave a different impression through my future work and will be remembered as a proper adult actress.” Jung has received much attention for her first performance as an adult in 2020 Netflix drama Extracurricular. The drama portrays crimes committed by high-school students including digital crimes, prostitution, and school violence. Jung successfully portrays a bully who earns money through prostitution and shows the raw reality of high-school violence, shocking the audience. Jung Da-bin (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) stars in the Netflix series Extracurricular as a high-school bully who earns money through prostitution. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-05 12

[Infographics][Statistics] Seoul Campus 2020 Spring Semester, A Total of 22,786 Students Registered

The status of the enrolled students of Seoul campus as of April 1, 2020 has been announced. With the number of students that are currently enrolled at 15,710 and 6,015 students on a leave of absence, a total of 22,786 students were found to be registered. According to the Office of Academic Affairs at Seoul campus, out of the total number of 22,786 registered students, 68.9% are currently enrolled for a total of 15,710 students. There are 6,015 students on a leave of absence, and 1,061 students who have delayed their graduation. The ratio between male and female students was 63 to 37. The statistics according to each department shows that the College of Engineering had the most enrolled students with 5,636 students. It was followed by the School of Business with 1,715 students, and the College of Social Sciences with 1,009 students. The School of Intelligence only has 18 enrolled students, as it accepted its first round of new students just this year. The College of Medicine had the fewest students who were on a leave of absence with 25 students. By looking at the number of enrolled students in each major, the Division of Business Administration had the most with 1,494 students, followed by the Division of Mechanical Engineering (874 students), and the Division of Economics & Finance (710 students). Excluding the Major in Computer (1 Senior Student) and the newly established Department of Data Sciences (18 students), the Department of Composition had the lowest number of enrolled students with 51 students. By year, the ratio of enrolled students was around 25%, and the ratio of Freshmen to Senior students was not much different, but the number of students on a leave of absence tended to lean towards Sophomores with 33.1% and Juniors with 32%. Additionally, the 85 students enrolled in Grade 5 are from the Department of Architecture at the College of Engineering. In terms of the ratio of male to female students by each college, the School of Nursing has 29 male students and 232 female students with the ratio of male students being lower than 0.13 for each female student. On the contrary, the College of Engineering has 4,368 male students and 1,268 female students with a ratio of 3.44. The ratio based on the total number of students is 1.39. According to the overall ratio of male to female students enrolled at the university, the ratio is from 63:37, while the ratio of students on a leave of absence is 77:23, with the ratio of male students taking a leave of absence being very high compared to the female students. When referring to the official reasons for the male students’ leaves of absence, while 51.6% of them took a general leave of absence, 46.4% of the male students took a leave of absence to enlist in the military. Hanyang Wiki: https://hyu.wiki/재적생현황/2020-1 Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 06

[Infographics][Statistics] ERICA Campus 2020 Spring Semester

The status of the enrolled students of ERICA Campus was announced, as of April 1, 2020. The number of students currently enrolled is 9,176; 3,691 students are on a leave of absence; and 13,427 students in total are registered. ▲ The total number of registered students is calculated including currently enrolled students, students on a leave of absence, and students on the postponement of graduation. According to the data announced by the Academic Service Team of ERICA Campus, the number of registered students increased by 299 compared to the statistics from a similar period last year, with an increased number of both enrolled students and students on a leave of absence with 153 each, while students on the postponement of graduation decreased by 7 students compared to last year. When looking at the statistics more specifically, the percentages that make up the number of registered students are 68.3% enrolled students, 27.5% of students on a leave of absence, and 4.2% of students postponing graduation. The percentage of male and female students is 62% to 38%, respectively, equaling a ratio of 1 female student to every 1.62 male students. The statistics according to each department shows that the department with the most students registered was the Division of Electrical Engineering with 772 students. The Department of French Language & Culture had the lowest number of students with just 2. However, it needs to be taken into consideration that the department is a major that is distinct from the Department of French Studies and is expected to close. By grade, the group with the most students was the seniors, who made up 28.8% of the total number of students, while the overall percentage of students across all grades seemed to be quite even. The grade with the most students taking a leave of absence, at 39.5% of the total, was the sophomore group, showing a great difference from the students of other grades. When looking at the overall number of students taking a leave of absence, there were 2,848 male students, and 843 female students, suggesting that male students' military entrance may be having a great effect on the numbers. While the ratio of female to male students among the total number of students is 1:1.62, the deviation is quite large according to each department. While the College of Design has a ratio of 0.45 with twice as many female students as male, the College of Pharmacy and College of Engineering had a ratio of over 3.5. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-05 04 Important News

[Special]Excavating the Ancient Ruins of Angkor Wat

Hanyang University Museum successfully revealed the archeological structures of the Terrace of the Elephants, in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, which had been buried. for a long time. Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology) proudly shared his experiences and thoughts on the meaningful discovery, while calling attention to the Hanyang University Museum becoming a cultural asset to Hanyang’s community. Hanyang University Museum has achieved many remarkable results in the research of sites, which is exemplary in comparison to other university museums. The museum conducted impressive research into some renowned archeological locations in South Korea, like the Hanam Misari Ruins and the Ansaneupseong Fortress, as well as abroad in Japan, where they contributed to the excavation of the remains of the victims of forced labor during the Japanese colonial period. Their meaningful excavation was also made into a documentary in 2015. In 2020, the excavation team is scheduled to go on yet another excavation project in Hanam, Hwasung, and Ansan, which presents them with opportunities that not many other university museums have. The members of the excavation team who participated in the research included two research professors and five students of Hanyang Graduate School alongside Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology). Their outstanding work became the foundation for what led to their participation in the excavation of the Terrace of the Elephants. The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation which supervised the participants of the research inquired about receiving the support of the Hanyang University Museum, which was a decision made based on the archeological experience that the museum possessed. The excavation team that participated in the research consisted of two research professors and five students of Hanyang Graduate School alongside Professor Ahn. The Terrace of the Elephants is located in Angkor Wat, which was the capital of Cambodia from the 9th to the 15th century under the reign of the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is a registered World Heritage Site, and is a huge attraction for archeologists around the globe. In particular, the Terrace of the Elephants remains a memorable location for Cambodia where national events are held. The team prepared for their journey starting in November 2019 and completed their first research expedition in March 2020. Although he had visited Angkor Wat a few times before, Ahn said it felt completely different to simply visit and to participate in research there. The apprehension about failure, unexpected problems, and the unseen competition among the institutions involved all made him feel a great degree of responsibility. “I always emphasized that our journey was not only a new opportunity for the team, but also an act of upholding the honor of South Korea and Hanyang University.” The Terrace of the Elephants as seen from the front. Ahn and his team were met hardships along the way. “The most difficult part was dismantling the Terrace of the Elephants,” said Ahn. “Other temples of Angkor Wat had been dismantled and restored, but the Terrace of the Elephants had never been dismantled – forcing us to guess where all the inner structures of the building were.” For a stable operation, the team had to go through the process of numbering every single brick. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic added to the problems. Ahn’s team had to endure countless rearrangements of flights and accommodations, reducing the time which they were allotted for research. “We couldn’t conduct as much research as we wanted. Cambodia, initially, didn’t have an issue with the virus, but there was concern that one of the local workers at the site was a possible host, so the team was on constant alert,” said Ahn. The excavated Terrace of the Elephants as seen from the side. Nonetheless, the team was able to obtain vital historical information. Ahn said, “The Terrace of the Elephants is a structure that contains Latelite, which is a brick piece created from the soil from a savanna climate. The central walls were built with Latelite and mud, and the outer walls were built with added sandstones. The fact that we were able to confirm this very structure was an important achievement of our research.” He added, “We also discovered ceramics which resembled celadon, so we believe we can also find out about the foreign exchanges made by the Angkor Empire." “This investigation is just the first of many excavations to come,” Ahn added. “There are plans to further excavate the site through the winter of 2022. It would be interesting to be able to discover historical events that occurred before the creation of Angkor Wat.” Ahn projects his hopeful vision regarding the excavation in that it will become an opportunity for the Hanyang University Museum to exhibit its capability of becoming a cultural platform for the country. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 28 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Resumes Offline Lectures

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all courses were switched to online for the first four weeks of this semester. However, the university resumed some offline lectures starting on April 13 – most classes were limited to experiment practice and theory practice courses. The administration is paying extra attention to prevent the community-acquired infection. The students, on the other hand, have shown varying reactions surrounding the resumption of offline lectures. The university has recently resumed offline lectures, most of which are experiment practice and theory practice courses. In order to hold offline lectures, professors need to file up the request to the Academic Service Team the week before their first offline class. The classes could be held after the approval of the students, the affiliated college, and the Infectious Disease Control Committee. According to the Academic Service Team, about 200 classes requested offline lectures at Seoul Campus. A total of 70 classes requested offline classes at ERICA Campus, 27 of which are personal lessons hosted by the Department of Applied Music professors. Still, the officials added that even after receiving permission, many classes continue to be conducted online. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, there are a number of requirements before being allowed to attend an offline lecture. Before entering the classroom, students must be checked to ensure their temperature is below 37.5 degrees and fill out a self-health checkup form in front of the main gate. They are also required to wear masks in the classroom and wash their hands using hand sanitizer. Ventilation is also an important issue, as professors are encouraged to leave the windows and doors open. The participants – including the instructor – should maintain at least two meters of physical distance. Students should turn in a self-health checkup sheet and wear masks before entering the classroom. Students have expressed mixed opinions regarding the resumption of offline lectures. Nam Hee-joo (Department of Architecture, 5th year) preferred to have offline classes as she had more opportunities to receive critiques on her architectural designs. "There were lots of environmental limitations to getting enough feedback online,” said Nam. She added that offline classes motivated her to concentrate more on the professor’s lectures and comments. However, some of the students did not feel the same way. Kim Ki-young (Department of Jewelry and Fashion Design, 1st year) said that there was no notable difference between online and offline lectures. Kim said that he would rather choose to have more online classes considering his long commute time to school. Meanwhile, school officials said that they are making every effort to find ways to ensure the safest way to resolve the confusion caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “The university believes that the health and safety of students and faculty members is the top priority,” said Oh Chae-young, a staff member of the Academic Service Team. “Please understand the inconvenience caused by online classes and the restricted access to school facilities as it is is a necessary measure to ensure our members' health and safety.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Su-ji

2020-04 27 Important News

[Special]ERICA Campus in K-Dramas and Films

Did you know that ERICA Campus is often featured in famous K-dramas and films? University campuses, all beautifully built in their own respective ways, are often seen on television as the background for various dramas and films. Hanyang University's handsome scenery, with its harmonious alignment of buildings, has also been featured in numerous media programs. On the television screen, the campus has been transformed into a romantic cafeteria where the main characters become lovers, a mysterious building haunted by an evil spirit, and even the residence of the North Korea supreme leader. Hotel del Luna The drama Hotel del Luna (호텔 델루나), which featured as main characters the popular singer and actress Lee Ji-eun and the actor Yeo Jin-gu, filmed a scene in episode 2 at ERICA Campus. Hotel del Luna follows the story of a human hotelier Gu Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-gu) who fatefully becomes the manager of a strange hotel that only caters to ghosts and is run by a mysterious owner Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun). The drama centers around the romance between the owner and the manager, and it garnered much popularity during the summer of 2019. In the introductory scene, Jang Man-wol saves Gu Chan-sung from an armor-clad evil spirit. The scene features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and the evil spirit. ▲ The 2019 drama Hotel del Luna features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and an evil spirit. (Photo courtesy of tvN) On an ordinary day, Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for Hanyang students. Easily accessible from ERICA Academic Information Center and Library, Engineering Building II, and the College of Design, students use the park to rest and chat with friends. The park also opens its space for various exhibitions and activities such as Wednesday Culture Fairs. ▲ Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for the students of ERICA Campus. Uncontrollably Fond The 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) focuses on the romance between Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) and Noh Eul (Bae Suzy), two high school classmates and lovers who are tragically separated, but meet again after many years as a successful actor and a documentary producer, respectively. The drama scene was filmed in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. In episode 3, the two characters pretend to be a couple after Shin Joon-young half-jokingly threatens Noh Eul into being his girlfriend. Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast throughout the drama. ▲ Two main characters of the 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond playfully posing as a campus couple in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of KBS) ▲ Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast of the drama. Secretly, Greatly Secretly, Greatly (은밀하게 위대하게) was a 2013 box office hit adapted from the famous 2010 webtoon series Covertness, which received over 40 million page hits. Starring popular celebrities such as Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Hyun-woo and Park Ki-woong, the movie follows the story of a North Korean spy Won Ryu-han (Kim Soo-hyun). After getting through a competition against the odds of 20,000 to 1, the elite spy Won Ryu-han has been residing in South Korea, disguised as an idiot in a poor neighborhood, while waiting for orders from North Korea. The story starts when a suicide order is given to him after two years. ▲ In the 2013 film Secretly, Greatly, the Administration Building of ERICA Campus was featured as the residency of the supreme leader of North Korea. In this film, ERICA Campus appears as a building located in North Korea. The scene shows the North Korean supreme leader ordering the officers to send North Korean spies on a suicide mission. The building used is the Administration Building which houses vital offices of the university such as the Office of the President. Its architecture was used to intensify the authoritative vibe of the film. ▲ The Administration Building of ERICA campus. (Photo courtesy of Hyundai Ilbo) To the Beautiful You The drama To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) aired in 2012 and starred popular idols Choi Jin-ri and Choi Min-ho and actress Kim Ji-won. Adapted from the Japanese manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, the drama centers around Goo Jae-hee (Choi Jin-ri), who falls in love with a high jump competitor Kang Tae-joon (Choi Min-ho) and fakes entrance to an all-boy's school that he attends, getting into a love triangle with Seol Han-na (Kim Ji-won), a talented gymnast. Episode 11 depicts Seol Han-na practicing in the dance practice room just moments before she suffers an ankle injury. The place where she practices for her competition is the dance practice room of ERICA Campus. ▲ To the Beautiful You, which aired in 2012, used the dance practice room of ERICA Campus as the practice room of a female character. (Photo courtesy of topstarnews.com) The dance practice room was renovated in 2002 to provide a more pleasant environment for the students. Now, it has wider space for practice and consists of numerous hallways and an efficient ventilation system. ▲ The dance practice room of ERICA campus. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 26 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Athletes on the Court

At Hanyang University, many people do their own thing in their individual fields. Also, there are many students who play on the court as a representative player of Hanyang University. The ace players of Hanyang volleyball and basketball told us about their own stories and goals. (From left) Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) and Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year), volleyball and basketball players, respectively, of Hanyang University. Kim Sun-ho, Hanyang volleyball player Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) started his life on the volleyball court when he was an elementary school student. Kim said he applied to the volleyball team with his friend, because he was tall for his age. As he entered Hanyang University, Kim recalls that the training level was much higher than that of high school, and it was hard to adapt. Also, he had his own minor disadvantage of being shorter than average for a left player. However, Kim could overcome his slump thanks to advice from his manager and coach. Kim learned how to train in the way that best suits him, training mostly in defense, which became his strength. Kim was especially confident that he always reacts flexibly to the opponent’s ball. Khishgee Boldsukh, Hanyang basketball player Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) grew up in Mongolia, where basketball is the most popular sport. Boldsukh started to get interested in basketball because his cousins loved it, and it made him dream of becoming a basketball player in the future. When Boldsukh first applied to enter Hanyang University, he dropped out due to a lack of documents. He was able to join the basketball team in the second semester, but he still couldn't participate in matches for three months since he joined later than others. “During this one year, I was lonely and sad, only being able to watch the matches without playing,” said Boldsukh. He said he could overcome this period thanks to his family, coaches, and teachers. They always comforted him with encouraging words like “You will become an awesome basketball player someday, if you overcome this adversity.” Boldsukh’s explained that he mainly practices throwing the ball as a shooter. Also, Boldsukh builds his strength to resist the opponents' powerful pressure and defense. To our teammates and everyone else who has supported us throughout the years Kim: “We couldn’t do anything this year because of coronavirus, but if the games resume this year, let’s cheer up and win together. Also, I want to say thank you to my fans for supporting me despite the cancellation of the games this season.” Boldsukh: “First, I want to say I love you to my family, and thank for cheering me up. I wish to reward my coaches, managers, and fans by growing into a good player. Also, to my colleagues, I want to say that I am always glad to be with you guys. Let’s do our best to get high scores this year!” Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Hyun-sub