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Jill Chua
DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
Straight News // November 17, 2016

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…


Examining the practicality of filing grievance cases
News Feature // November 1, 2016

For the past years, the grievance process has been used as an avenue for students and faculty members to address certain conflicts that arise between them and any member of the academic community. There have been instances where, due to the long process, either the cases were never resolved or the complainants decided to drop…


On Duterte’s pursuit of an independent foreign policy
National Situationer News Feature // October 8, 2016

Four months after being sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte has been dealing with various matters on his hands, ranging from the campaign against illegal drugs to meeting with foreign dignitaries, among others. Part of his key responsibilities as the president is setting and directing the country’s foreign policy. Following his return from Laos for…


In review: Revisiting the academic calendar shift
Straight News // September 18, 2016

There will be no more summer terms offered for students, explains Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda. This comes as a result of the academic calendar shift, implemented a year ago in line with the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration. To bridge the gap between the four-month break between the third…


DLSU as a Research University: Evaluating the trade-offs between teaching and research
News Feature // August 27, 2016

  DLSU held the title of most productive research university in the Philippines for 2014 and 2015 according to the Scopus-Elsevier database. On August 19, the University will hold a celebration marking the 2,000th Scopus paper it has produced. Administering overall research activities in the University is the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research…


Behind the title: DLSU as the most productive research University in the Philippines
News Feature // July 22, 2016

According to the Scopus-Elsevier database, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, DLSU was the most productive research institution in the Philippines in 2014 and 2015. In total, DLSU had 1,780 research papers published and 12,203 citations as of March 3 this year. Among the top five disciplines are the social sciences, engineering,…


Against the tide: Students’ clamor for disapproval of U Break proposal, a success
Straight News // July 20, 2016

The University is retaining its four-day schedule. The decision comes a month after the proposal to move the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday was first bared to the community in a town hall meeting held last June 10. According to Vice Chancellor of Academics (VCA) Dr. Robert Roleda, the proposal is intended…


In Review: DLSU and the Anti-Hazing Law (RA 8049)
In Review News Feature // July 16, 2016

Last May 15, Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Honorario Guanlao dismissed the case against 12 members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity involved in the death of Guillo Servando, a sophomore student of De La Salle – College of St. Benilde (CSB). In his resolution, Guanlao stated that the prosecution failed to provide evidence that…


In retrospect: Six years of under “Daang Matuwid”
News Feature // June 29, 2016

In a matter of days, incumbent President Benigno Aquino III will step down from his post at the Malacañang Palace to make way for his successor President-elect Rodrigo Duterte as the 17th President of the Philippines. In his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino highlighted the country’s economic progress for the last five…


Lasallian community weighs in on proposal to move U Break in townhall meeting
Straight News // June 11, 2016

A townhall meeting was held yesterday at The Verdure on the fourth floor of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall to discuss the proposal to move the University break from Fridays to Mondays. According to Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, the proposal seeks to curb “excessive drinking” on Thursday evenings,  commonly known as “Happy…