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[Issue 77] SNU Saves Water by Changing Toilets

  • August 21, 2014
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SNU Saves Water by Changing Toilets
SNU Saves Water by Changing Toilets
August 21, 2014 SNU changed 24 of its toilets in Building No.35 on August 15 in an attempt to lessen water usage on campus. Professor HAN Mooyoung (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), who is famous for his rooftop garden projects, took charge. Previously installed toilets used 13 liters of water when flushed, but the new water-saving toilets use only 4 liters of water. Normal toilets use so much water because they use a u-trap (u-shaped pipe) to prevent gas and odor from coming up. Water-saving toilets use a straight but gated pipe which requires less water to flush excrement. By simple analysis, assuming school toilets are flushed 100 times a day, one toilet can save 328.5 tons of water every year. Professor Han has installed a flow-meter to measure water savings which he promises to announce in November. more
SNU Summer Graduation Ceremony Held
SNU Summer Graduation Ceremony Held
August 29, 2014 SNU’s 68th Summer Graduation Ceremony was held on August 28, 2014. The total number of degrees conferred was 2,361 -- 850 of which were bachelor’s, 989 were master’s, and 522 were doctoral degrees. President Nakin SUNG delivered a speech to the graduating students that “these days, knowledge seldom reaches where it is needed most; dedicate your knowledge and passion for the common good.” Mr. SEONG Baek-Hyo, the honored guest speaker, quoted a famous line from the Chinese politician Fan Zhongyan’s Yueyang Lou Ji -- “Bear the hardship and bitterness before others, enjoy comfort and happiness after others." Ms. KWON Eun Jin (24, Department of Liberal Studies), a recipient of the Korea Talent Award, was chosen as the class representative. more
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