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Ahn Cheol-soo resigns from SNU

SNU Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology dean Ahn Cheol-soo has tendered his resignation from SNU. This follows threats by GNP lawmakers in Gyeonggi-do Provincial Council to completely cut off the school’s budget (the school was founded jointly by SNU and Gyeonggi-do) if Ahn kept meddling in politics.

The SNU president wasn’t too happy with his activities, either.

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  • http://coryinkorea.wordpress.com/ 코리아

    I’m sure the GNP would have preferred him to remain on the job and stop meddling in politics. Much worse for the party to have Ahn off the job and free to meddle even further, likely looking at a run for office

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I think Ahn was probably thinking of doing that anyway. Now, at least, they don’t have to pay his salary while he does it.

  • http://askakorean.blogspot.com thekorean

    Actually, he only quit being the head of the Convergence Technologies Lab. He is still an SNU professor.

  • iMe

    There’s just too much hype around Ahn. Reminds me of how America fell head over heels for Obama 3 years ago only to end up regretting it like hell.

  • http://coryinkorea.wordpress.com/ 코리아

    Not to turn this board in to a US political discussion (which I absolutely don’t want to do), but just to make a factual statement, Obama had a 63% approval rating the day he entered office and has a 44% approval rating now. That would mean out of the Americans who fell head over heels for him, about 19% or so are some level of regretting it (and I’m willing to bet a majority of that percentage still would vote for him today over a republican candidate)

  • iMe

    Actually, about 20% strongly approve Hopey the Clown while 42% strongly disapprove.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

    And no. Many who were duped by Hopey the Clown will most likely sit out the next election. Romney (ugh) already beats Hopey in a head-to-head match up.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/05/us-2012-president-46-romn_n_995890.html

  • http://coryinkorea.wordpress.com/ 코리아

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html
    I get my numbers from an unbiased source that averages out about 50 or so different polling figures and companies. Rasmussen seems to wind up with a lot of skewed numbers, so I think RCP is much more reliable.

  • http://coryinkorea.wordpress.com/ 코리아

    Sorry that should be “about 5 or so” saying 50 is giving them too much credit

  • untold

    Meddling in politics, eh? They would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/10/113_97409.html

  • iMe

    코리아,
    Obama’s support has clearly dwindled. That’s a fact. And while Obama enjoyed the support of just about every Latino from Colorado to Florida, that will not be the case in 2012 as many of them will sit out the next election. And he is quickly losing support of women and young people, too.

    The left is deflated while the right is energized. The GOP just needs to pick the right candidate (Ron Paul) to run against him and Obama will be toast.