Recently, sexual molestation in universities is becoming more widespread. It is shocking because most of us expect high morality from professors. CWNU was no exception from a recent issue of sexual molestation in the university. One of our professors (Prof. Park) at CWNU was accused of sexual molestation and bribery from part-time lecturers by three Chinese students in July 2014. However, Prof. Park was acquitted for lack of evidence. After that, the university brought a suit against him for the alteration of an official document, a violation of the Electronic Financial Transaction Act, speculation etc. However, the disciplinary punishment was the same as the first lawsuit. This February, CWNU re-litigated him on the same charges.
According to the office of academic affairs, this case was referred to the disciplinary committee on March 23, in order to determine what level of punishment to impose. They haven’t formally announced the settlement yet. Now no classes for Prof. Park are currently being held. Two plaintiffs are studying for a doctor’s degree at CWNU. About this issue, one of the students at College of Natural Science said, "I had been proud of CWNU for the national university. However, after seeing the headquarters of CWNU's passive attitude on the problem and lack of responsibility to this matter, I was very disappointed. I think that before media reports, the university didn’t patch matters up quickly. I hope CWNU gets better about this.”
At anytime or anyplace, the problem could go on. What we need to know is, with our attention on the problem, we can protect ourselves.
Park Sarah -
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