Articles By
Michelle Sta Romana
Upping DLSU’s research credentials: New opportunities for interdisciplinary research
News Feature // August 18, 2014

DLSU is a relatively young research university — only several decades since the institution refocused on publications. For a university to remain internationally competitive, the amount of publications and citations produced by the school is important. Top university rankings, such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), consider this a significant factor in their criteria for grading. In…


Racing time, money and employment: Students pursuing ladderized programs
News Feature // July 12, 2014

For the past decade, De La Salle University (DLSU) has been offering ladderized programs in selected degrees. Ladderized programs are a ‘fast track’ to earning a higher degree, allowing enrolled students to get credit for higher graduate courses immediately after completion of prerequisite courses. In other countries, ladderized programs are commonly referred to as ‘accelerated programs’, or ‘combined programs’.


Grievance, dress code, still top concerns of students and faculty
News Feature // June 10, 2014

Students should speak up now — with the deadline for proposed student handbook revisions nearing this July, the University Student Government (USG), administration, and faculty are busy identifying concerns to be included in the new policy proposals.


DLSU President elected as General Councilor for the Lasallian Brothers in Rome, administrative transition expected by mid-August
News Feature // June 8, 2014

Hailing from the Philippines, Laguda will be the General Councilor that represents the Pacific Asia Regional Conference (PARC). The five General Councilors and their teams represent different regions of the world, including North America, Latin America, Pacific Asia, Africa and Europe.


In Review: Looking after La Salle’s faculty
In Review // February 23, 2014

DLSU’s salary schedule for its faculty is transparent, and may be accessed from any academic department. Infographic by Giselle Que 40 hours a week — the schedule of DLSU’s average full-time professor brims with research, classes, consultations and community. Some are University administrators. Granted the workload and dedication required, how does DLSU attract prospects and…


On safety and security around DLSU
News Feature // January 27, 2014

Don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time — not with the cases of theft in and around campus, modus operandi, violence in nearby establishments and spots of illegal substances sneaked into the University.


Behind tuition increases
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Brace yourselves — a tuition increase is underway for AY 2014-15, but final decisions are still being deliberated by the Multisectoral Committee on Student Fees (MSCSF). As a channel for University stakeholders, the MSCSF formally convenes to review tuition fee increase proposals and reconcile concerns between different sectors of the University. After which, the decision…


Project REFOCUS shifts political parties’ focus
Straight News // December 19, 2013

The University Student Government (USG) is currently considering major revisions to its constitution, which last saw big changes during the USG’s first year of adoption in 2009. Having spearheaded the bulk of these changes, USG President Migi Moreno introduced Operation REFOCUS in an informal Legislative Assembly (LA) session last November 29. Moreno aligns the project…


Tuition fee increase discussions delayed
Straight News // December 18, 2013

Next year’s tuition fee increase is certainly around the corner, but the multisectoral committee deliberations regarding this matter have been repeatedly delayed over the past month. According to University Student Government (USG) President Migi Moreno, the council was originally due to convene during the last week of November, or the first week of December. He…


DLSU COL set to move to BGC extension campus by 2015
Straight News // December 12, 2013

The eventual relocation of the College of Law to BGC may be in line with the relocation of the UP College of Law and possibly the Supreme Court to the same area. The University’s College of Law (COL) will be enjoying a campus in Bonifacio Global City after a few years, perhaps aligned with motions…