Two Twins from a low-income family in Sooncheon, Jeollanam-do named Kang Ji-Ho and Sun-Ho were both admitted SNU this year.
- Published in Kookmin Ilbo

SNU students visit Woo Cheon Middle School on a mentoring program to help students living in rural areas with little access to education with their studies.
- Published in JoongAng Ilbo

SNU professor Kim Jin-Soo’s Research Team of the Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, developed Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) technology, which can be thought of as DNA scissors. This new technology will increase the possibility of finding a cure for aids and cancer.
- Published in Hankook Economic Daily

SNU Department of History Education Yu Yongtae professor, Sookmyung Women’s University Department of Japanese Studies Park Jin-Woo professor, and SNU Graduate School of International Studies Park TaeGyun professor co-authored a history textbook on modern East Asian history. The textbook is an attempt to overcome the historical conflict between Korea, Japan, and China by looking at history with an objective perspective.
- Published in Seoul Shinmun

Almost half of the 1362 laboratories in Seoul National University, 630 laboratories are found to be neglecting the necessary daily inspection. 4% are breaking the no food and drinks rule and are even found to be smoking in the laboratories. However, six laboratories including Sohn Byung-Hyeok and other professors’ were selected as the best laboratories by the Environment and Safety Center.
- Published in University News Network

Kwon Yong Jin, SNU visiting professor in the School of Medical Science, College of Medicine, in his interview explained how the current hospital receipt does not show payment details and thus is in need to improvement.
- Published in Donga Ilbo

Gwanak-gu Office of Seoul installed Janurary 25, an automatic civil service dispenser on the first floor of the administration building of SNU Gwanak campus. Operating from last week, this machine will be available from 8 in the morning to midnight, providing 50 different administrative documents including resident registration papers.
- Published in Segye Ilbo

The Ministry of Educational Science and Technology announced on January 25 that special recruitment of faculty must go through the procedure of a Faculty Special Recuitment Committee for national universities from now on. In addition the direct election system for the Dean of each college will be abolished and be appointed by the universities’ president personally.
- Published in Kookmin Ilbo

Students living in college towns in Korea including nearby SNU are suffering from an immense increase in rent costs.
- Published in Chosun Ilbo

Kim Youngna, SNU professor of Archaeology Art History in the College of Humanities, writes a column on Chosun Ilbo introducing an art piece called “Suspended Ball“ by Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss sculptor and painter in the early half of the 20th century.
- Published in Chosun Ilbo

Hong Chan Sik, a senior editorialist of Donga Ilbo, writes an editorial about how Cho Kuk, SNU professor of Law, has become a progressive icon in the Korean society.
- Published in Donga Ilbo

Kang TaeJin, Dean of the SNU College of Engineering, writes an editorial asserting that the paths to achieving the celebrated Nobel Prize are continuous support by the government and universities, and creative research projects especially in the field of basic sciences.
- Published in Maeil Business Newspaper

Summarized by LEE BoYoung, SNU English Editor, bylee0708@gmail.com