News Feature
Talim Bay Project reaches milestones, COSCA, SHORE aim for continued development
by Maxine Ferrer and Vivean Pallera
News Feature // September 26, 2017

Since receiving a Highly Commended Distinction during the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability Green Gown Awards in September 2016, the University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research (SHORE) Center’s ongoing Talim Bay Community-Based Coastal Resource Management (CBCRM) Project has continued to enact new measures that…

Faculty, student dress codes: A look at the current developments
by Rebekah Navarro and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // September 24, 2017

Appendix Z, Section 4.2 of the 2015-2018 DLSU Student Handbook lists down implementing guidelines for the dress code policy and mandates the Security Office to enforce the policy as students enter the campus. Despite its strict “No Compliance, No Entry” guideline, several students manage to bypass the system and there are reportedly several inconsistencies in…

NLCC committee finalizes resource materials, conducts faculty training in preparation for next AY
by Yasmin Cariño and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // September 8, 2017

Various initiatives have been in place since the formation of the New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC) Framework Committee in academic year (AY) 2013-2014 to augment the project. These include the formation of the NLCC Curriculum Design Committee (NLCC-CDC) and the creation of the course syllabi design. Currently, the committee is also finalizing the resource materials…

Ten Questions for DLSP President Br. Armin Luistro FSC
by Jill Chua, Rebekah Navarro and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
News Feature // September 7, 2017

Br. Armin Luistro FSC is not an unfamiliar name within the Lasallian community. He is a former president and chancellor of the University and served as the first president of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). He also served as the secretary of the Department of Education from 2010 to 2016. This year on July 1,…

ITS: 700 new desktop units to be deployed next AY
by Mikhaela Felix and Cristina Francia
News Feature // September 3, 2017

The University Information Technology Services (ITS) has recently purchased 700 new desktop units, slated to be deployed by the start of academic year 2017-2018. The delivery of the new units is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. In a November 2016 article by The LaSallian, ITS Director James Sy revealed the scheduled…

COSCA, students cite adjustments made for CWTS, LTS in light of CHED moratorium
by Maxine Ferrer and Isabel Cañaveral
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Due to the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) February 2017 moratorium on field trips and off-campus activities, the University’s National Service Training Program (NSTP), specifically the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literary Training Service (LTS) components, were faced with several challenges this academic year in terms of logistics and some concerns raised by students….

The USG of AY 2016-2017: Key achievements, challenges, and prevailing distrust from the student body
by Josemaria Rustia and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // August 31, 2017

As this academic year comes to an end, so does the term of the outgoing University Student Government (USG) officers. The year was embroiled in various ups and downs for the USG, with student trust more volatile now than ever. Despite these setbacks, the USG officers emphasize the continued service and representation for the student…

On DLSU’s online services and security issues: ITS Director addresses complaints raised by students
by Blaise Cruz, Vivean Pallera and Eliza Santos
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The My.LaSalle and Animo.sys systems have been the bread and butter applications for Lasallians during enlistment season. These online services, delivered by the Information Technology Services (ITS) office, allow students to enlist, drop, and adjust their classes anywhere using an internet-capable device. As useful as these systems are, numerous complaints continue to plague the services…

VCA cites adjustments made for first year of DLSU SHS
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Vivean Pallera
News Feature // August 17, 2017

Similar to any new system, the first year of implementation for DLSU SHS involves assessing the effectiveness of the program and providing the needed adjustments. Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda discloses that many adjustments needed to be done. “Anything [in] [SHS] is new and like any new system, we keep adjusting [to what…

DLSU appoints new Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academics
by Jill Chua and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // August 12, 2017

In a Help Desk Announcement last July 9, the DLSU Office of the President formally announced the appointments of Dr. Robert Roleda as the new Chancellor and Dr. Merlin Suarez as the new Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA). Both of them will assume their respective positions starting September. Dr. Roleda is currently the VCA while…