Although I think it is really unlikely, you might have never heard this word before. Yet, if you considered searching on Wikipedia the meaning of that word, you are really prone to procrastinate even more. According to Wikipedia procrastination “refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.”
Per angusta ad augusta. This is Latin for “through difficulties to greatness,” or “through rough ravines to hallowed heights.” It is not possible to achieve great results without suffering by squeezing through narrow spaces. Having this maxim engraved in one’s heart will help the individual overcome times of hardship.
On February 17, a new club called KUAT was founded. KUAT is the first cultural club at KAIST that has a common regional background as its basis of foundation. The KAIST Herald met with Yerbol Absalyamov, the founder and representative member of the club, to learn more about KUAT.
On March 30, a piece of writing titled “The social murder of President Suh’s world” was uploaded on the KAIST community website Ara. It was written from the perspective of a freshman regarding current tragic suicides. The writing quickly earned sympathy among students and the writer held a one-man demonstration to criticize the lack of communication between students and President Suh.
While most freshmen at KAIST enter the university in February, there are those students, commonly referred to as “hoogies,” who enter in the fall semester. Most of these students have graduated from international schools or high schools outside of Korea. Though these students have been enrolled at KAIST since 1998, there has not been an official organization to support them.
April 7, 2011. While people affected by the devastating Japanese earthquake last month continued to suffer, the first smatterings of radioactive spring rain finally arrived on Korean soil. The panicked reactions of some media outlets notwithstanding, many experts agreed that for the time being, radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137 levels in the rainwater were low enough to be virtually harmless.
Many things may characterize what living as a Korean in Korea means to a person. Some say it’s the love for Kimchi, while others say the fast way of life. Personally, I say that it is the infinite, never-ending, deadly competition with other Koreans.
The merits of taking attendance in class came into question late last semester as it was discovered that students faking illness in order to receive doctor’s notes so they could skip class. Is attendance the only way to measure student commitment? Or is there an alternative yet to be considered?
Doctor Lyu Keun-Chul, “Korea’s first doctor of Oriental Medicine” and KAIST professor, passed away on the afternoon of March 8 at the age of 86. Doctor Lyu had recently checked into the Sinchon Severance Hospital in Seoul after being diagnosed with cerebral infarction in January. Surgery and treatment at the hospital could not prevent the worsening of his symptoms which eventuall
Milk. Let’s see, full-cream milk? Nope. Too fattening. Trim milk. That’s it. Oh no, they have skim milk and its fat free. Even better. Wait, what about calcium milk? Must be good for your health, right?Such variety we have in choosing what we want to eat! Soft drinks come out in various types that replace good old sugar with artificial sweeteners. Dairy sections at supermarkets are fil
I took the KTX train to Seoul and arrived at Hongik University station. My friend and I managed to get into the show fifteen minutes before the starting time. The gig was at an underground club: small, dark but jam-packed with people who are probably around my age but seemed to look years more mature than me. Tiptoeing with all my might to see the stage past all the heads towering over me, I was a
"Don't worry, everything will be fine," is probably one of the most often-said phrases to people carrying heartbreaking news. There are times, perhaps once or twice in a lifetime, when nothing can fill the emptiness people feel. There are times when they feel completely hollow inside. Sure enough, the wind blows straight through the empty holes in their bodies. In such cases, these most
During the months of March, April and May, KAIST’s Department of Industrial Design (ID KAIST) is hosting a seminar series called 2011 Catch The Future. Dr. Pierre Levy is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands. He gave a seminar on March 8, titled “The Origin of Experience.”Could you brie
March 8 is International Women’s Day. In celebration of this day, Ju Yeong Jang, a KAIST alumnus, has organized a committee on campus to spread the word about the meaning behind this particular day. Through this committee, Jang not only plans to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements and promote feminism, but also to expose to the public the violence and discrimi
Year 2011 is the year of the 40th anniversary of KAIST’sthe establishment of KAIST. Since 1971, KAIST has grown intobecame one of the world’s leading science and technology universities, and to continue in its progressfame, KAIST visualized its will to make a big step forward onwith a new emblem, designed for the 40th anniversary.
Professor Dal Yong Jin of KAIST’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences drew international attention by publishing Korea’s Online Gaming Empire through MIT Press. Professor Jin’s interest lies in the convergence of science, journalism, mass media and globalization. The KAIST Herald met with Professor Jin to learn more about this fresh combination of various fields.
It is not every year that the KAIST academic requirements go through major alterations. For the graduating class of 2015, two new mandatory general courses were established, Happy College Life I and II, for the spring and fall semesters of their freshman year respectively. From last December, the courses were designed by current sophomores who had just finished their freshman year.
With the annual influx of talented freshmen into KAIST, difficulties in taking care of all the new students are inevitable. This is where Bandaehyup comes in. The role of the organization is to both represent and aid these newcomers. Let’s take a closer look at who they are and what they do.