The long-standing debate on students' rights to smoke on campus has risen to the fore again. Following a recent post on the ARA online forum that complained of smokers, those critical of smoking and its harmful effects have clashed with others who defend the students' rights to free choice. The KAIST Herald exmaines the two sides of the debate.
The latest changes to KAIST's undergraduate academic requirements see the Freshmen Design Course (FDC) become optional for future incoming freshmen. While those departments that believe in the FDC's importance may obligate their students to take the course, enrollment numbers are expected do drop significantly. The KAIST Herald discusses.
Pro: University Should be an Open Intellectual SpaceBy Sou-yeon LeeRecently, KAIST made the headlines with its rejection of I Am a Ggomsu, a popular talk show, to be held in the auditorium on campus. I Am a Ggomsu is a podcast in which four men talk about current social issues, often making sarcastic comments about the current administration. Thus, numerous suspicions arose as to why KAIST decline
The Student Council's recent survey asked for students' opinions concerning how the university administration dealt with the clauses put forth by the Emergency Innovation Committee. The controversy of the survey's very significance derives from its seemingly biased questions that already imply President Suh as being at fault. Pro: Not Right...and More to ItBy Yoo Hee Kang The conflict between t
KAIST is home to people of many different faiths. It is perhaps natural that religious groups have become a major part of student life. However, some of these groups have been very vocal about convincing others to join their religion, which has lately become a source of friction on campus. The KAIST Herald examines the issue of "religious freedom" in KAISTPro: Freedom of Expression&helli
Every May brings with it an anticipation for the long summer holicays starting from June. KAIST has long been unique among Korean universities for its unusual academic calendar. Lately there has been talk of "normalizing" the summer and winter vacation schedules. The KAIST Herald has its say on the issue.Pro: A Policy Without its Proposed GroundsBy Jae Sung KimWhen a tool can no longer s
Every May brings with it the annual school festival, but it's not all fun and games for the students at KAIST, who are required to attend all their classes during this period. Is it right to keep the students back in class or should they be given the opportunity to enjoy themselves for this exciting occasion? The KAIST Herald has its say on the issue.
With the recent passing of four KAIST undergraduate students over a brief, three-month period, the question on everybody's mind is: why did they make that fatal decision? Students and professors of KAIST, not to mention politicians and journalista have all expressed their own views. Now e examine the reasonings offered by The KAIST Herald.
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?
A recent change in legislation now places a ban on teachers' use of physical punishment when dealing with student misbehavior. Many have voiced their approval of what appears to be a triumph for students' rights and the chance to improve the education system, but others fear that the new law will help unruly students have their way.