Princeton University will dedicate a lecture hall in October to Korea's first President Syngman Rhee, an alumnus of the ivy-league school. It is financed from donations collected by the Princeton University Korean Alumni Association.
"We started collecting donations for the hall in November of 2010 and have received around W530 million," said Kim Jong-seok, the president of the association (US$1=W1,140). "We recently agreed with Princeton University to create a Syngman Rhee fund with that money and name a large lecture hall at the Woodrow Wilson School 'Syngman Rhee 1910 Lecture Hall.'"
The hall will feature a bust of the president and a plaque with the names of donors.
Rhee went to study in the U.S. in 1906 and attended George Washington University for his undergraduate degree and received a Master's degree from Harvard. He then went on to Princeton, where he received his PhD in international law from former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, who was the university's president.