“A miracle worker...”
-Prof. Choe Sun-yuel (Journalism)
“Miss Crane tried her best for each person that she met, according to that individual’s needs.”
-Dr. Kim Okgill (former Chairperson of the Board of Ewha)
“Prof. Crane was a lover of Korea, Ewha, and peace.”
-Dr. Chung Ii-sook (Chairperson Emeritus Board of Trustee, former president of Ewha)
“Prof. Kathleen Crane has been a source of wonder and surprise.”
-Kim Tae-ok (Journalism)
“Prof. Crane worked faithfully to carry out the sublime mission in a manner that even angels would envy.”
-Prof. Yoo Yun-sook (Secretarial Science)
-from the 1988 March issue of Ewha Voice
Throughout the history of Ewha, there have been great leaders like Dr. Helen Kim, Dr. Saw Eun-sook, Dr. Kim Young-yi, and Dr. Kim Ok-gill, who have devoted themselves solely to the educational development of Ewha. In step with these women is another name that will never be forgotten by Ewhaians and those who work for the English media in Korea. She is Prof. Kathleen Crane, otherwise known as Miss Crane to most Ewha students, a missionary who worked 20 years at Ewha as a professor at the Deptartment of English Lang. & Lit. and as a founder of Ewha Voice until she passed away on Nov. 14, 1987 due to a brain tumor.
Not only was she the generator of Ewha Voice, but she also influenced other universities. Ewha was the first, but she moved on to establish Korea University’s “The Granite Tower,” Yonsei’s “The Yonsei Annals,” and Chung-Ang’s “The Chung-Ang Herald.” At university English newspaper reporters’ gatherings, stories of Miss Crane come and go, but her love for each organization, evident in the stories, bring upon us a feeling that we are not competitors fighting to produce a better paper. Rather, we come from the same root and we work to meet a common interest.
Another one of the miracles that Miss Crane worked in Korea is the foundation of “The Korea Times.” Longtime reporters who knew her greet student interns as they ask, “Do you know Miss Crane?" She and Dr. Helen Kim brought us here.” Although Miss Crane's name is not frequently mentioned in documents, as she shunned the spotlight, her contributions are remembered by the people. She remains in their memories, as a loving soul, a female leader, and a great contributer to Korea. Most importantly, Professor Crane will ever be known as one of the foremost creators of English media in Korea.
“A miracle worker...”