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The 50th Anniversary of The Dongguk Post

   
 
  ▲ The former and the present reporters from the Post are cutting a cake to celebrate the end of the event.  

/Photograph by Yim Se-youn

   On June 24th, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Dongguk Post was held at Sanglokwon. The event was hosted by the 48th, 49th, and 50th reporters. Many people who had been the Post reporters and school authorities participated and celebrated the anniversary.

   At the beginning, participants watched a video that contained memories of The Dongguk Post. The hosts began the event, saying, “Thank you all for attending and celebrating our anniversary.” Then Professor Oh Won-bae, the vice president for External Affairs, Son Jae-yeon, the chairperson of University Media Center, and Hwang Hoon-sung, a professor of Division of English, delivered congratulatory addresses.

   Consequently, Lee Min-jeong, the next (49th) editor-in-chief of The Dongguk Post proclaimed the future vision of the Post. First of all, she showed several articles about Buddhism, democratic movements, and social issues to explain the history and the role of the Post. Then she proposed four directions of future business. To improve legibility, the Post would make card news and improve website design. In order to communicate with readers, new systems such as making crosswords and readers evaluation groups would be considered. Also, to give more weight to international students, the Post would create a section called “International Student” and cast international guest reporters. For higher awareness, the editor-in-chief suggested attaching banners on the boards.

   After having a dinner with a celebration video, Kim You-jeong, the 47th editor-in-chief, expressed gratitude for receiving a scholarship from the Post to attend an exchange program. In succession, Choi Ho-jin, a section chief of the Student Support Team, made a speech to encourage fund raisers and write down the form of fund contracts. Then there was a lucky draw and several prize winners. The prizes included medical herbs, gift cards, and goods that were sponsored by the former reporters of the Post.

   At the end of the event, Lee Un-young, Operation Committee of the Korea Solidarity for Anti-Corruption, Dept. of Forestry (Class of ’66), made a closing speech. He introduced some stories related to his life as a reporter of The Dongguk Post and said, “My life at the Post became a helpful experience for my career. I hope The Dongguk Post would develop in the future.”

Kim Min-ji2  rlaalswl5460@dongguk.edu

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