Scrutiny of [a close associate of South Korean President Park Geun-hye] resurfaced in recent weeks due to questions about her daughter, Chung Yoo-ra, who was accepted to an elite women’s college called Ewha University. Her admission raised eyebrows since the university reportedly gave her extra credit for achievements in dressage, or competitive horse dancing. Ewha’s president resigned amid the allegations of preferential treatment.

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4 Responses to “Neigh-Saying in South Korea”

  1. Anon Says:

    As I recall, you can get college credit for equestrianism at Smith, fyi.

  2. Greg Says:

    In South Korea it’s a horse of a different color: there’s no attention span for this story. They are worried, I’m sure, about what happens if the wigged-out boy dictator, with the fade hairdo, collides with an equally wigged out, large orange US President with zero marbles. Probably “sucks to be them” even more than to be us.

    But, speaking of South Korea and, characteristically, digressing, let me recommend this very, very sweet and interesting movie, available on one or more of the usual streaming services:

    It’s finding stuff like this that has kept me as sane as I am (don’t ask) during this Sisyphean election. Given the material, perhaps “Augian” is better.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Looks as though you can get one credit; in South Korea, with the proper connections, you can apparently get college admission.

  4. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    I used to be on the adjunct faculty at a business oriented school and they had two bachelor degree programs in equestrian arts (for lack of a better term). One program was simply riding and the other involved riding and managing a horse farm. I was advised they had the highest SAT scores of an classification of applicants and it wasn’t that close.

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