It's Time to Become an International University!
According to the April 12th article in the Hankyoreh daily newspaper, many students want to work as a reporter for their university English newspaper. This is because working for their university English press will ultimately benefit their career in the future. The university English press is an important medium through which students can speak up their opinions to the school authorities. The school English press also plays another important role. The Dongguk Post, for example, informs Donggukians of a variety of current events both inside and outside the university.
The Post recently made a great effect to publicize DU to the public. The Post reporter Lee Ji-Eun contributed an article on Dongguk University on March. 9 to the JoongAng Daily newspaper. Her article helped make DU's 100th anniversary known to all the people in the nation.
This summer the Post also had an opportunity to inform students in Japan of DU. Some of the senior Post reporters were in Tokyo in July to visit Keio and Waseda University's school press. The editors-in-chief from both nations exchanged name cards and magazines. We also interviewed the reporters in the two universities. They didn't know anything about DU before we met together. The Post had just published a magazine commemorating DU's 100th and the Dongguk Post's 40th anniversary at that time. It was a good chance to let students in Japan know the history of our school and of the magazine the Post publishes. Without the Post it would have been impossible to introduce DU to the students at Keio and Waseda Universities.
In addition to the 40th anniversary edition, the Dongguk Post published a book entitled Under the Pipal, which is a collection of articles about Buddhism. This book is instrumental in explaining the unique characteristics of Korean Buddhism to the people from our sister universities.
In conclusion, school authorities are strongly urged to render more substantial support to the Dongguk Post that has been very useful in publicizing the university. The Dongguk Post undoubtedly now represents all Donggukians, at home and abroad.
Yun Seul-ki firstname.lastname@example.org
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