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2020-03 23

[Special]Suffering Wangsimni After Coronavirus Outbreak

The atmosphere around campus is very different compared to previous years. Wangsimni in March is usually crowded with people, but this year, it has stayed dormant as if the winter holiday has not yet ended, bringing a striking change in Wangsimni's scenery as well as in the lives of the local restaurant owners and student residents. The usually-crowded Wangsimni in March is empty due to coronavirus. Normally, Wangsimni at this time would be buzzing from morning to night with new and old friends, social outings – and perhaps a few drinks. Another feature is the many events held by departments and student clubs at the beginning of school. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, people have been refraining from going out and most events have been canceled. "This March has been a hard time to run a business,” said a restaurant owner in Wangsimni. As the virus went viral, the restaurant's sales plunged sharply. The owner anchored his hope on the quick decline in the number of patients. "Where there is a will, there is a way,” said the owner. "I just hope that everything goes back to normal as quickly as possible.” Most meetings and events have been canceled, affecting the local restaurant owners and students. Students are also feeling the change. Choi Soo-jin (Department of Education, 2nd year), a Wangsimni resident said, "When my department held an event in early February, there were quite a lot of people enjoying their night in Wangsimni.” However, towards late February, she could see a drastic decrease in the floating population. International students, on the other hand, viewed the situation differently. Liana Ivashynenko (Division of International Studies, 2nd year), who is an exchange student and was also in Seoul last summer, said that she could not see much difference. "One thing different is that people are all wearing masks,” said Ivanshynenko. Another foreign student, Zukhra Kamalova (Division of International Studies, Master's Program), said that she looks forward to the virus being contained soon and to finally see her new friends at school. Yun Hyuk-jin, the owner of Tip of the Spear, started a mask donation campaign for the underprivileged neighbors around Seongdong-gu. Meanwhile, some locals decided to voluntarily help their neighbors through the hard time, making for a heartwarming story. Tip of the Spear, a restaurant near the campus, has been featured in the media for holding a mask donation campaign. As the demand for KF masks has surged, vulnerable social groups had relatively less opportunity to buy the masks. Yun Hyuk-jin, the owner, made a donation box where people can donate their masks to the Seongdong-gu neighbors who are economically disadvantaged. The donors are offered a small order of roasted kimchi and pork in return for four donated masks. "When I was young, there was a gold-collecting campaign to overcome Korea’s financial crisis,” recalled Yun. That is when he learned that changes come from small beginnings. Yun said that approximately 200 masks were donated by the members of Hanyang and the local community. He looks forward to seeing more people participate in the campaign. “This will reflect the warmth of the community that is cooperating to overcome the coronavirus outbreak,” said Yun. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-03 23

[Special]Professors Behind the Screen

Switching to online lectures changed many things for the professors. While students listen to lectures and study at home, professors come to school to record lectures in their various chosen ways. Behind the screens, Hanyang's professors continue to work tirelessly for students’ academic progress even during the pandemic. Interviewing Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) via video call in Skype. Heese conducts his lectures likewise. Live broadcast video lectures by Professor Klaus Heese Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) is currently teaching Comparative Biology for undergraduate students at Hanyang University. He also teaches multiple courses in the graduate program, including Selective Lab-work, Biochemistry Laboratory, Current Topics in Neuro-Immunology, Biomedical Tissue Engineering, and Current Topics in Genetics. Currently, he teaches these subjects through live broadcast video lectures. When asked if there were any difference he had felt between teaching online and offline, he said that he generally felt no difference. He found the Blackboard system convenient and efficient for uploading textbooks and homework, which was also what he always did for his normal courses. Moreover, since he holds his classes live, there was no tangible difference in interacting with his students. Nevertheless, there were minor inconveniences while holding a live session when he was logged out of the website without notice. Because there was no sign on the screen that indicated whether he was logged in, he realized many moments later that his screen showed nothing. In addition, he said the live sessions are extremely inconvenient for foreign students. Since most international student have been staying in their homeland, the time difference often results in their having to watch the lecture during the nighttime or early morning. However, he maintained that other than that, he has been generally satisfied with the system. In addition, he said he is trying to respond to the current problems by uploading the recorded version of the class on Blackboard, and advised students to make use of the videos. "Student will be able to use them to revise or make up for missed class materials," said Heese. Comparative Biology class conducted live through the blackboard system. Youtube live stream lectures by Professor Hong Ilhan Hong Ilhan (Graduate School of International Cultures) teaches an elective course, the World of Global Entertainment and Reading Trends. His chosen medium is Youtube’s live streaming. Unlike Professor Klaus Heese, Hong said that he feels a huge difference between teaching online and offline, even saying “They do share the same class title but fundamentally, they are different in every way.” Hong admitted that not having to go to school itself was a big convenience for him. However, there were many downsides to the system as he had to learn many online technologies in a very short time and also had to fix the curriculum he had already prepared in order to suit the system. Preparing the equipment was also difficult for him, too. More than anything, not being able to interact with the students as much is what he is most dissatisfied with. In order to overcome the inconveniences caused by the online lecturing system, Hong went over the reviews of the past online lecturing videos. He is also trying out different equipment to improve the audio and screen quality and uses a separate tablet to write on the textbook to replace the whiteboard. Another problem was interaction within classrooms. “Not every student owns a camera and microphone, so we use Youtube’s "raising hand" and chatting options to interact with each other, which has solved the problem.” Hong added that a change in mindset is the key. “I try to hold the lecture session with the mindset of –rather than a professor- a Youtuber or a radio DJ. It’s not easy but I am trying.” He thanked his students for patiently understanding the situation and keeping up with their work diligently despite the inconvenience. “I really wish to meet them as soon as possible in the classroom,” said Hong. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 22

[Special]Hanyang's Dataset Can Predict the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus became a global epidemic, a Hanyang student developed a coronavirus dataset to help predict the spread of coronavirus. The dataset, named Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), contains conveniently reprocessed data about the spread of the disease and is currently being shared with the world’s data scientists, conveying a message of willingness to work together in the face of this pandemic. DS4C is a structured dataset which offers reprocessed data about the coronavirus spread for easy analysis. It analyzes and visualizes the information provided by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and local governments. Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program), the project manager, explained that the aim of the dataset is to provide data in a more comprehensible format, ultimately to find meaningful patterns that can help predict the disease. The coronavirus dataset, Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), developed by Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program). The dataset is shared on Kaggle for the world's researchers. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim started the project because despite the seriousness of the virus and his willingness to help the situation by using the data, information available was very complicated to digest. So, he developed his own coronavirus dataset as a tool for any further data analysis. The dataset organizes detailed information including patient information; patient routes traveled; Seoul’s floating population; time series data based on age, gender, and province weather; and more. This categorized information can perform various tasks, such as help predict the changes in the number of confirmed cases, visualize the data into a more legible format, and analyze the connections between the confirmed cases. The English version of the dataset is currently available on Kaggle, an online community of data scientists from around the world, in order to help other data experts who are working on similar tasks. It has become hugely popular, quoted and referred to by many scientists around the world. "A developer in France even called me to personally thank me for sharing my dataset,” said Kim. Thanks to his contribution, he received a gold medal on Kaggle as the most referenced project, making him the first Korean recipient of this honor. Kim was the first Korean to win a gold medal on Kaggle for developing the most referenced project. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim expressed his gratitude towards his colleagues who worked together on the project. “It helped me in many ways because their feedback allowed me to discover methods that I could never have thought of alone,” he said. Kim also said he is proud that his work contributed in making the data flow, reprocess, and reach other researchers and encouraged his fellow Hanyangians to help overcome the pandemic in their own individual fields. Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 16

[Special]Publication 40-year History of ERICA Campus

The ERICA Campus celebrated their 40th anniversary last year. To commemorate the milestone, the External Affairs and Development Team published The 40-Year History of ERICA Campus, a book which details information about ERICA's growth. The book is not merely a documentation of the past, but the essence of ERICA Campus, capturing its 40-year history in four sections: Prologue, "40 Years of ERICA" (further divided into 1979 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, and 2010 to 2019), "40 Years of ERICA's Education" and "40 years of ERICA as Viewed by the Media." To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ERICA Campus, Hanyang University published 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) The prologue “40-Year of ERICA in photos” shows chronological changes to the campus since 1980 through photographs. It shows images of an ERICA we have never known. The captions add to our imagination, reading, for instance, “When it rained, the campus used to turn into a mud puddle because the roads were not paved. Then, students went to their lectures in a pair of boots.” Image of ERICA in 1980 in the prologue "40-Year of ERICA in Photos” (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Student activities were also recorded as an important part of ERICA’s history. There is a list of all student councils since the opening of the school with a note on whether they were involved in student activism, as well as records on student movements that occurred at the time. The book also includes images of present-day ERICA, introducing the current student council, school clubs, school events, and press institutions. In the second section "student activity," information about various school activities is detailed. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Turning one page after another, we see the enormous growth of ERICA Campus over the past 10 years. Moon Mi-sun, chief of the External Affairs and Development Team said, “For us, the last 10 years have repeated brilliant growth and innovation, greater than that of any other university in Korea…I hope Hanyangians share a sense of pride by reading this book.” Moon also expressed gratitude toward the senior staffs, elder professors, and team staff who supported the making of the book. “It was difficult to collect old data and thus required a great deal of effort from the External Affairs and Development Team to successfully finish the book.” Hanyangians can get 40-Year History of ERICA Campus for free by inquiring at the External Affairs and Development Team (limited number available) or read online at 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hamyang.ac.kr

2020-03 16

[Special]Practicing Love in Deed and Truth through Donations

Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province were hit hard by the new coronavirus, accounting for 80 percent of the total cases in Korea. There have been reports of a shortage of supplies, especially masks and anti-contamination clothing. Hanyang students voluntarily raised funds to help revitalize the region. This is a story of 1,081 Hanyang students practicing Love in Deed and Truth. Through the fundraiser hosted by these four Department of Policy Studies students, 1,081 Hanyang students practiced Love in Deed and Truth through donations. Park Eun-bin (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Shin Hyo-jeong (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Cho Sung-jae (Department of Policy Studies, 3rd year), and Kim Do-young (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) are the four students who hosted this fundraiser. They had originally planned to donate their pocket money individually. However, upon hearing student fundraisers from other universities around Seoul, the four friends expanded their donation to a crowdfunding open to all Hanyang students. “We were unsure whether we could meet the expectations we set,” said Shin. Thus, the project aimed to raise 2 million won initially. Surprisingly, it did not take longer than two hours to accomplish that goal. Another fundraiser was launched, targeting 8 million won. A single day was enough to reach their goal. For the third fundraiser, the four students only set a deadline, March 9th. 1,081 Hanyang students participated, and they were able to raise a total of 22,294,019 won. The funds were donated to the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, The Korean Association of Public Health Doctors, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief, and the NGO Good Neighbors in the name of Hanyang University students. Hanyang students bought 300 scrub uniforms for the doctors volunteering in North Gyeongsang region. (Photo courtesy of Cho Sung-jae) The organizers first thanked their fellow students who participated in the donation drive. “It was an opportunity to feel a sense of affection for Hanyang,” said Kim. They also paid homage to the student body who assisted in promoting the fundraiser. They also spoke about some negative views that were posed by parts of the student community. "There were people who expressed mistrust of this fundraiser," said Shin. “That is the reason why we tried to keep the process as transparent as possible.” Park said that it was such an experience, serving the community as a leader. “Despite some minor mistakes, it was a time for improvement as responsible members of society,“ said Park. Cho recalled his experience as an interim president of the student body. "What came into my mind was the importance of good influence,” said the former president. Cho added that it was a great experience to personally put the school’s founding principle into action. The volunteers said that fundraising was an experience that allowed them to put the school's founding principle into action and feel a sense of affection for Hanyang. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. The members of Hanyang are creating a miracle through their small practice of Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Hyun-sub

2020-03 16

[Special]Delving into the Study Groups of Hanyang

University students aspire to many new goals - from receiving good grades to passing entry exams for their career. However, taking on these challenging goals all by oneself often leads to demotivation and procrastination. That is why many students turn to study groups and team up with others who share similar goals and levels of determination. Kim Ji-hoon's (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) study group is preparing for the annual banking corporations exam, meeting up twice a week for three hours. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim Ji-hoon (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) is a member of a study group of seven people preparing for the annual banking corporations exam. The group meets twice a week for three hours, focusing on learning the overall curriculum of economics and practicing the economics essay-writing part of the exam. “We spend most of our time on meticulous and specific problem-solving to best prepare for the exam that is only held once a year,” said Kim. The biggest advantage of group study, said Kim, is the positive peer-pressure. “As all seven members are devoted to the same goal and are very diligent, it creates a lot of motivation for each other.” Kim said fees for tardiness were also imposed on the members to boost motivation, “however, all members, regardless of the rule, exhibit diligence since they all connect the study group activities to future employment.” Moreover, challenging subjects such as macroeconomics and econometrics, which can be stressful when studied alone, are tackled efficiently in a group. On a personal note, Kim also learned modesty from working with many partners. Chae Seung-hak (Mechanical Engineering, 4th year) is currently in a study group in which the students from Engineering Mathematics I and II have teamed up in a group with one mentor and three mentees. They meet once a week and ask each other any questions they had in class, as well as learn tips on how to solve exam problems from the senior mentor. “All curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the mentees. Thus, the mentees say they benefit from the group study in the most efficient way,” said Chae. When you have a difficult goal, whether it's preparing for future employment or studying for exams, study groups are certainly a creative and helpful way to achieve it. Presenting them with a brighter future, the participants of study groups at Hanyang are always happy to accept new members. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 10

[Special]How to Get Your Alien Registration Card

All Hanyang students without Korean nationality should receive their Alien Registration Card (ARC) to be legally qualified to stay in Korea. Hanyang's Office of International Affairs has provided a guideline to get your ARC without complication. Foreigners staying in Korea for more than 90 days should get their ARC Article 31 of the Immigration Act requires foreigners staying in Korea for more than 90 days to register at their local immigration office within 90 days of entry. This implies that simply receiving your visa is not the last step to registration. Those with visas must receive an ARC to finalize their sojourn documentation. ARC acts as an ID card during their stay in Korea. Non-Korean students of Hanyang should all register at their local immigration office and get their Alien Registration Card. (Photo courtesy of Gettyimages Bank) Get prepared to get your ARC Students must prepare the following documents along with a processing fee of 30,000 won: passport, photo, ARC application form, certificate of enrollment, certificate of residence, a copy of the passport and visa page. The immigration office requires a color headshot photo taken within 6 months of registraion. If your photo does not meet the requirements, visit a photo studio near campus and ask for a "passport photo." You can get your certificate of enrollment from automatic machines in Hanyang Plaza, Paiknam Academic Information Center, or the lobby of the Student Union Building. Check the infographics below for information on preparing documents on your residence. Depending on your accommodations, the required documents are different. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Students must make a mandatory appointment before visiting the immigration office through the Hi-Korea webpage (https://www.hikorea.go.kr/ty/main_en.pt). Reserve your spot at the Seoul immigration office and confirm your reservation. Do not forget to print out the appointment receipt. Also, download your ARC application form which is on the bottom of the confirmation page. Fill it out before the appointment. You should print out both the application form and the appointment receipt on the confirmation page of the reservation. (Photo courtesy of Hi-Korea) Visit the immigration office and receive your ARC Seoul immigration office is located at 151 Mokdongdong-ro, Sinjeong-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul. It is a ten-minute walk from Omokkyo station on line number 5. Students are recommended to arrive at the office at least 30 minutes prior to their appointment. Seoul immigration office is located within walking distance from Omokkyo station. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Upon arrival, go to the ATM which is on the left side of the building. You need to pay for the government revenue stamp. Scan your passport first and pay the fee (30,000 won) by cash or card. Keep the receipt and submit it along with the application. Then, head to the right of the building that says "Seoul Immigration Residence Section." When your number is called on the screen, go to the booth and follow the instructions. Submit your documents and register your fingerprints. Submission is done in the residence section which is located on the right side of the building. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) It usually takes six to seven weeks to receive your ARC. You can receive it by revisiting the immigration office. The immigration authorities strongly advises students not to leave Korea until the card is ready. If you leave during the process, your application, as well as your visa, will be automatically canceled. Hanyang University strongly recommends not to plan an overseas trip until you receive the card. Group application for Hanyang students Hanyang University offers students a more convenient way of ARC issuance through agents. You can submit the form and upload the required documents online. All you need to do offline is register your fingerprints at the immigration office. You can pick up your ARC on campus and pay the application fee on-site. The application is held from 9 a.m. March 12 to 1 p.m. March 18 at https://kisfvisa.org. The fee is 40,000 won and only cash is acceptable. ARC group application process is an easier way to receive your ARC. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Ask for help when you are stuck The Office of International Affairs said that they are ready to provide assistance to students who have trouble adapting to their lives in Korea. "If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Office of International Affairs," said Hong Seung-woo, a staff member of the International Office. You can also ask the student community. Global student union Hanyang One World (HOW) offers counseling sessions for international students. HOW is located in the international lounge on the first floor of the Student Union building. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 09

[Special]Voices of Freshmen on the Delayed Curriculum

Due to the continuous spread of coronavirus in South Korea, most universities, including Hanyang University, have delayed the first day of classes for two weeks and substituted the following two weeks with online lectures. This unexpected change has generated substantial inconvenience for students, especially freshmen. Left to spend the confusing first weeks of university individually, what are their thoughts on the school’s management and the rapid changes in the 2020 curriculum? It is already the second week of March but the campus is still empty as a result of the delayed curriculum caused by coronavirus. How do you feel about the systematic management of the school? Jung Bo-sung (Department of Architectural Engineering, 1st year) felt the communication between the students and the school should be improved. He explained that as a freshman, without any orientation or entrance ceremony, there was a lot of trouble registering for classes on his own. On the other hand, Hwang Sung-bin (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 1st year) said she has been able to follow the school curriculum well, thanks to the department meeting and the orientation meeting organized by her seniors and colleagues. As guidance on university life is crucial during this time, many freshmen seemed to be on the lookout for their seniors' assistance, as well as information on applications such as Everytime or Campuspick. How do you feel about replacing offline classes with online classes? Jung Soo-bin (Department of Information Sociology, 1st year) expressed positive reaction towards the policy. She said the school has made a fair choice in its quick decision to delay the offline courses. Also, Jung said the timely execution of lectures should be prioritized over all else. On the contrary, Park Si-Un (Department of Chemistry, 1st year) voiced out his concern against the system. He opinionated that certain classes cannot be taken online. The lectures where experiments make up most of the curriculum need to take place offline, and as a student of a major where experiments constitute a large part of education himself, he is in doubt whether the school can offer an appropriate solution. All the freshmen, despite their differing opinions, agreed on their wishes to attend school as quickly as possible after the coronavirus outbreak has been contained. The spring campus of Hanyang University, still empty, awaits the arrival of new students. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 08

[Special]Special Graduation Ceremony that Overcame the Coronavirus

This year, Hanyang University canceled all graduation ceremonies to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This disappointed many graduates, as graduation is one of the most meaningful events of university life. Therefore, some Hanyangians had decided to personally congratulate their successful end of school. Cha Hye-jin (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year), Lee Min-yeong (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year), Shin Hae-un (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year) prepared an unforgettable graduation ceremony for their friend Kim Hyo-been (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ’20). The four have been friends for four years, and they did not want Kim to graduate without any special celebration. “It felt like throwing away our memories of four years,” they said. The ceremony was held on February 19th at Hotel-Soosunhwa in Euljiro. The graduation ceremony started with a greeting, followed by the reading of the graduation letter. They also recited the speech by the dean of the department of Cultural Anthropology, Ahn Shin-won, to add a touch of formality. After that, they held the graduation cap and flowers ceremony, a photo shoot, and the after-party. Kim Hyo-been (Department of Cultural Anthropology, '20) and her friends held their own graduation ceremony on February 19. (Photo courtesy of Kim) The order of this graduation ceremony was similar to the typical graduation, but “everything else such as the place and the mood was very different." They also tried to add creative things to make the event more unique. For instance, Kim’s friends made a graduation cap in person and wrote her a heartfelt congratulatory poem. “Making the graduation cap together was also an unforgettable memory,” they said. Kim and her friends during the graduation ceremony (Photo courtesy of Kim) Although there was no official ceremony, some graduations were more meaningful and special than the yearly event. “I was so disappointed when I heard that the graduation ceremony would be cancelled,” said Kim. “But having a self-graduation ceremony with my closest friends was an unforgettable memory." Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 02

[Special]Starting a New Life as a Teacher

To become a school teacher in Korea, one needs a teacher's license and must pass the teacher qualification examination. The competition is notoriously fierce, recording around a 1-to-10 competition rate each year. Nevertheless, many Hanyangians compete their way through the hard time and achieve their dream of becoming a teacher. “A teacher who loves and communicates with students” - Yang Yun-jung Yang Yun-jung (Department of English Language Education, '20) passed this year’s teacher qualification exam and has started her life as an English teacher at a high school in Gyeonggi-do. “Becoming a teacher has been my dream since I was young,” said Yang, excited to finally realize her goal. Yang Yun-jung (Department of English Language Education, '20) is pictured with her students during her teaching practice. (Photo courtesy of Yang) As a new teacher, Yang is eager to try her own creative English teaching methods. “In reading, I plan to group students with similar reading abilities and do activities like essay-writing, discussion, and a reading contest," she explained. Also, considering the fact that Korean students are typically weak English speakers, she wants to help students overcome their fear of speaking through practical and interesting speaking practices, not only focusing on grammar. Yang thinks it is important as a teacher to communicate with her students. SNS will be her tool. She plans to hold many SNS events for students and parents. Yang also wishes she could share her hobbies with students, such as reading books and exercising. “I especially look forward to sports days and festivals when I can really get along with students.” Pictured are the teacher's guide books that Yang will need to study. To Yang, being a teacher is a career that needs to agonize constantly for the development of students. “It is challenging for one teacher to lead and communicate with the entire class of students, but it is necessary that teachers love and spare every one of their students. I’m determined to work hard for my students’ academic, as well as their emotional growth,” said Yang. She hoped that many future teachers prepare a loving and caring heart for students. “A memorable teacher” – Han Ye-jin Han Ye-jin (Department of Mathematics Education, ‘20) also passed the math teacher qualification exam this year. Despite being a new teacher, she was assigned to be a home room teacher, promising a meaningful year ahead. To make her own unique class, Han explained that she is planning to utilize the stamp activities. Students will receive small gifts according to the number of stamps they obtained as a reward for their behavior in class. Han expects the activity to encourage students to participate in the math class actively. One other thing that she looks forward to is to post her teacher’s life on SSAEMstagram (a combined word of ssaem meaning ‘teacher’ in Korean and Instagram). Han hopes to communicate with her students actively and make memories by recording her everyday life in school. “I want to post pictures with my students and make a collage of birthday letters on each student’s birthday,” said Han. “I hope that when students recall their school days as adults, they think of me as one of the good teachers.” Han Ye-jin (Department of Mathematics Education, ‘20) and her students during the teaching practice (Photo courtesy of Han) Throughout the harsh preparation and competition, Hanyang’s two alumni held onto their dream of becoming somebody’s teacher one day. This year, their hard work has borne fruit. By passing the notorious examination—they have proudly accomplished their life-long dream—and await their first classes as a new teacher. Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 02

[Special]Coronavirus Outbreak and Hanyang University

The world is at war with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 1st, the novel coronavirus has infected 3736 people and killed 20 in South Korea. Following the government’s raising of the alert level to the highest, Hanyang University launched the Infectious Diseases Management Committee and started responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. There have been six types of coronaviruses that have infected humans. The most typical types are Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS virus) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS virus). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—previously referred to as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—is suggested to be a type of coronavirus which shows a resemblance of 89.2% to the SARS virus collected from an ant-eating pangolin. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The disease was first reported from a cluster of cases of pneumonia detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Within an incubation period of 1 to 14 days, those infected may either be asymptomatic or develop symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Some may have sore muscles or diarrhea. The disease may eventually progress to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV2 which might lead to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. (Photo courtesy of Gettyimagebanks) Facts about COVID-19 Despite the danger, there is not much known about the new virus, and many people have been exposed to fake news. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine), recently praised for his professional prevention of the Coronavirus infection in the emergency room, spared his time to fact-check the myths on COVID-19. Compared to other epidemics, COVID-19 is reported to be highly infectious and transmissible. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), each patient infects 2.2 people, which is nearly twice the rate of the normal flu. Kang attributes minor initial symptoms to the rapid spread of the virus. Although COVID-19 has a lower mortality rate than SARS, it is still responsible for twice the number of deaths compared to the normal flu. In addition, there is a sharp increase in the death rate with one’s age. There is still no cure for COVID-19. However, there are ways to treat the infected. “Preservation treatment is sufficient for 80% of the patients who show mild symptoms.” The critically ill are treated with intensive care, some involving negative room pressure. Other antiviral treatments such as anti-AIDS drugs are used throughout the process. A few days ago, a fully-recovered patient was rediagnosed with COVID-19. There have been speculations that there might be a mutation in the virus. However, Kang said that it is too early to say as such. "Diagnosis is done with the PCR test, which is a genetic amplification test of the virus," said Kang. The professor added that there is not enough data accumulated to determine whether it is a problem with the test or an antibody amorphous condition which leads to reinfection. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine) fact-checked various myths posed on COVID-19. The School’s Response Hanyang University made an announcement to postpone the start of the spring semester. The semester starts on March 16th, which is two weeks later than originally planned. The last day of the semester remains the same which is June 20th. However, June 22nd and 23rd have been designated as possible supplementary classes. The first two weeks of class will be conducted online. Hanyang’s Infectious Diseases Management Committee is cooperating with the KCDC, Seongdong-gu, and the Ministry of Education to prepare against the disease. The school has provided guidelines and student protection facilities to avoid community infections. “More information on COVID-19 will be provided through the official web page,” said Song. “With love in deed and truth, we ask for your understanding and cooperation in many controls and measures done to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.” Hanyang University provided guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What You Should Do to Avoid the Infection Experts have advised the members of Hanyang to wash their hands often and thoroughly with soap and running water for 30 seconds or longer. If you show any respiratory symptoms, stay home for five days. “If fever stays at 38 degrees or higher, feel free to call the KCDC Call Center at 1339 and visit the Selective Care Center or National Safety Hospital," said Song. Experts have also suggested wearing a mask when visiting a hospital or health care center. Song advised contacting the college administration team or the Hanyang Health Care Center (02-2220-1466) if you are self-quarantined or confirmed to be infected. Kang recommended that meetings with meals and indoor religious events be suspended for the time being or restrained as much as possible. If inevitable, attendees should wear masks and arrange enough space for ventilation. “Wearing masks is critical as the virus reproduces faster in the initial stage—which is when people do not acknowledge that they are infected,” said Kang. In general, Kang advised people to keep 'social distance' to prevent the spread of the virus. People say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The members of Hanyang should be able to keep their own health by adhering to the prevention guidelines from the university and the government. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 02

[Special]Story of North Korea – Not Unlike Any Other Country

Due to the media coverage of North Korea in a popular drama named Crashing Landing On You, more attention has been garnered around the everyday lives of the North Korean citizens. The drama played a significant role in breaking the existing prejudice against the seemingly militarized country. A cultural anthropologist of Hanyang, Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus), shared the first-hand experience of his visits to North Korea, offering another unexpected insight into their lives. Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus) is a cultural anthropologist from the ERICA Campus. Jung has visited North Korea 10 times over the course of 20 years. He had been strongly motivated to help the impoverished country after seeing a picture of a starving North Korean child in 1988. His research and voluntary services began around this turning point as he proceeded to direct relief groups for North Korea. When he first visited North Korea as a leader of a relief group, he admitted to being genuinely scared more than anything. Pyeongyang, as foretold by the majority, was heavily guarded with soldiers. However, his impression on them, he said, soon changed as the North Korean soldiers continuously told jokes to lighten up the mood in private situations. Jung explained that based on his experience, the North Korean people, both citizens and authorities alike, were affectionate and kind. Most presume all North Koreans live under the regime of strict policies and are totally controlled by the government. However, no matter how the system seems to the public, according to Jung, the people inside the country told a different story. "Neighbors who are supposed to watch each other for any anti-patriotic movements maintain close relations. Children play outside with traditional toys while neighbors mingle with one another like a big family." In this sense, said Jung, North Korea exhibits aspects of a ‘country’ more than any other modern countries. North Korean’s collectivistic characteristics, despite its ups and downs, define their culture as unique in the constantly modernizing world. With such stories of North Korea in mind, Jung maintained that the drama Crashing Landing On You realistically portrays the life in North Korea. He hoped for such attention on the lives of North Koreans to continue to eventually eradicate the existing prejudice against them. He has also recently written a book called A Country of Suffering and Laughter based on his visits to North Korea and the life in the said country. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr Photo by Ryu Seo-hyun