This story is about seeing humans as they are. Presidents, pedophiles, celebrities, psychopaths. We are all humans. We forget that fact sometimes; we have the tendency to dignify or petrify humanity.
We, 156 students and alumni of Stanford University, feel deep sorrow as we see the Republic of Korea’s state of affairs. We stand here today in solidarity with Korean citizens taking to the streets to protect democracy and uphold the 1987 Constitution of the Sixth Republic, which rests on the spirit of March First Independence Movement and April Nineteenth Revolution in 1960.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the need for a speedy implementation of international free trade policies. Cohen argues that Obama should be given the power to do this expediently while Bowes cautions giving the executive more power.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor of English, recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The work focuses on a fictional character who initially works for and then falls victim to the North Korean state, and it was described as “an exquisitely crafted novel” by the Pulitzer committee. The Daily sat down with Johnson to discuss his work at Stanford, his novel and the experience of winning a Pulitzer Prize.
While his peers worry about what major to declare or their summer plans, Peter Moon ’15 currently faces a different, more complicated decision — whether he will serve in the South Korean military, and when.
Although Nayoung Woo ’12 will be graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, her involvement in many activities at Stanford reflects the diversity of her academic interests. She was a student representative on the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) committee, which included two student representatives and a dozen professors.
“Have you ever had snakemeat? Ratmeat? Have you ever stolen anything?” Yosep Baek, a former North Korean soldier, asked a packed Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom on Friday evening. “If you’re part of the North Korean army, you can’t live without those things.”
Stanford sociology professor and director of Stanford’s Korean Studies Program, Gi-Wook Shin talks about his role in the Korean Studies Program and his take on the future of North Korea.