The 19th President Moon Jae-in finally took office on May 10. As everybody knows, the reason we met our new leader in May, not in December when the 19th presidential election was supposed to be held, is former President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal. When the scandal, in which Park used her power for private purposes, broke out in last October, people began to wonder whether Park has the basic attributes of a leader. At that time, what many people said was, “Is this (South Korea) a country?”
Recently, HUFSans faced a similar case as the impeached president’s one. Simply put, the recent situations of the university can be summarized as the following. “Is this (HUFS) a school?”
On May 16, the vice student president of the Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) of the Seoul Campus, surnamed Nam, was found to have used about two million Korean won from the EPC budget for his private use. Nam, representing the student council, is now embroiled in high-profile controversy.
This month’s Cover Story focuses on Vice President Nam’s embezzlement case. The Argus reporters went to emergency meetings on May 17 and 19, in which students and student representatives talked about Nam’s misappropriation of public money and his punishment. In the Cover Story, The Argus summarized important information on Nam’s peculation and also added a brief timeline concerning this whole story according to the timeline provided by the EPC. Through this article, we want the readers to know specifically about this shocking scandal.
Now, HUFSans raise their voices, saying such as “How is this possible?” “The school is going very well.” The current circumstances of the school resemble the reality that we encountered in last October.
As a presidential candidate, Moon’s campaign slogan was, “Make Korea a proper nation.” Looking at what Moon is doing as president, lots of people have begun to say, “Yes, this is a (proper) country.” Will HUFS also hear this similar phrase? To achieve this, we have to keep our eyes on this issue. The Argus will find more truth on Nam’s case. Also, we are soon going to report on other embezzlement cases that might not have been revealed yet. We hope every HUFSan can finally say, “Yes, this is a (proper) school.”