The Ewha Voice extends its sincere gratitude to all the applicants who submitted essays for the 23rd Ewha Voice English Essay Contest co-hosted with Ewha Womans University. This year's topics for the essay contest were "The role of student-run media in the university," and "What you would do as the president of a Korean university to increase the school's international competitiveness." No essay, however, was given the first place. Park Hwan-hee was awarded the Second Prize andChoi Han-nah, Yoon Sae-bom, and Lee So-jung were awarded the Complimentary Awards . We truly congratulate the winners and look forward to our next essay contest.
◇ 2nd Place
The Making Of A "Global" University: What The President Should Do
In today's globalized world, universities are no exception in the battle to achieve international competitiveness. Therefore, the chief administrator must promote the school internationally, give satisfaction to its members, and most importantly, communicate effectively with different groups related to the university.
◇ Complimentary Awards
Forming A "World" Inside Campus
A magnet was the first "magical" object that Melaquiades and his gypsies brought to Macondo, a small village in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Through such reformation, the future promised the village a fortune through trade. Similarly, competing internationally requires participants to adapt to new influences and finally stand with a solidified individuality. The role of university being the same, in order to heighten the school's international competitiveness, a president must form a "world" inside the campus.
The Role Of The Student-Run Media
In a world of infinite conflicting opinions, the media has taken upon the imperative yet impossible task of delegating everyday life. This proves true in all areas of society, whether it be aimed at the general public or at a more targeted audience university students. They explore the in-depth coverage of what happened yesterday, dictate the details of what is happening today, and predict the possible outcomes of what will happen in the near future. As the predominant source of media in universities, student-run newspapers serve a variety of purposes, from stimulating intellectual conversation on campus to providing for training ground for those willing to work in the media in the present and future.