Na Han-ji of Dongteum Party is remarking on their pledge about the sanitary pad vending machine.
/Photograph by Hwang Hae-su
On March 23th, the second joint open hearing of candidates for the Student Council of the General Student Council (GSC) with the General Coed Student Council (GCSC) was held at the Bio-medical Campus (BMC). Three parties including Really; D, HIFIVE, and Dongteum who attended the first hearing participated in the second hearing. They mainly discussed how to solve the problems of the BMC and also talked about the feasibility of their pledges.
Candidates of Dongteum emphasized the necessity of the General Coed Student Council (GCSC). Sung Im-eun, the chairperson candidate of Dongteum said, “School members should listen to the voices of minorities on campus and activate the discussion on minorities’ welfare.” Regarding the vending machine for sanitary pads, Dongteum Party announced that they will newly select a company to set up sanitary pad vending machines. They also explained they will hold menstrual festivals during the school festival (Daedongje) that consists of activities such as inviting a gynecologist to host a lecture, showing a film related to menstruation.
In respect with expenditures for experimentation and practical training paid by students in some colleges, HIFIVE party brought up this problem. They clarified the problem by citing examples which shows that the tuition fees for some departments’ experiments with similar frequency are different. Yoon Yeong-ji, the vice-chairperson candidate of HIFIVE party proposed a solution saying, “Students should have the right to vote on using expenses for experimentation and practical training. In addition, we have the plan to demand for an explanation from the school why tuition fees for different departments with similar experimental ratios are different one another.
Really; D party emphasized that there are lecture rooms which are not fully utilized at BMC. Woo Dong-hee of Really; D party said, “There are not many classes in a lecture room which is built with support from ACE business. This classroom is for students, however it is not fully utilized by students.” He explained that Really; D party will ask the school to use these classrooms in the way students want. They will continue to ask the school to change the use of the lecture room.
Meanwhile, the Student Council by-election will be held from March 25th to 27th.
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