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The Society of Fellows
by Juan Batalla
News Feature // October 20, 2011

Aside from aiming to be the research university DLSU swore to become, the University also invests on other functions such as the quality of faculty, examined through their research output and teaching qualifications, one of the criteria in becoming an internationally recognized university. Hence, DLSU only sees it fitting to recognize the crème de la…


Fighting indifference: The pains in advocacy assessment
by Juan Batalla
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The onset of the academic year saw a University Student Government (USG) that held a strong commitment to intensifying information dissemination, University discourse and advocacies. Such commitment was seen through the USG’s efforts in disseminating advocacy campaigns through events, social networking sites and mass print media distribution throughout the two trimesters of its mandate. Advocacy,…


The trade-offs of installing faculty administrators
by Jessy Go and Justin Umali
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Atty. Policarpio was late for his Obligations and Contracts class. He entered the room with many things on his mind – test papers to check, research papers to go through and to top it all off, seven written assessments of the disciplinary cases forwarded to him by the Discipline Office. He apologizes to his class…


Creating a world-class image for DLSU
by Patrick Ong
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From 1979 to 1998, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC served as president of DLSU. During those years, DLSU sent professors abroad to study, and to bring back valuable experience to the students and the blooming research university. University Fellow, Dr. Tereso Tullao Jr., reflects on this period as a critical point for DLSU. DLSU professors made…


The price of development: DLSU’s financial engagements
by Patrick Ong and Nina dela Cruz
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Recently, DLSU renamed its different colleges, specifically the College of Business (COB) and the College of Engineering to the Ramon V. Del Rosario Jr.-College of Business (RVR-COB) and the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) respectively. These institutions were both named after two alumni who relentlessly furnished endowments for further development of their respective colleges and…


Bridging the education gap: DLSU as a school for the poor
by Nina dela Cruz and Juan Batalla
News Feature // September 25, 2011

DLSU’s renewed vision-mission establishes the institution as a University geared towards serving the poor. Br. Jun Erguiza FSC, president and chancellor of DLSU, shares that addressing the concern of the poor has been aways the direction of the University. “[It is also in our best interest] for us to be able to give access to…


A look at the US credit downgrade
by Juan Batalla and Kahlil Carmona
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Too much US government spending, too little savings and political indecisiveness compose the gist of the August credit rating downgrade of the United States by acclaimed credit rating agency Standard & Poor (S&P). From a triple-A rating that indicated the country’s extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments, S&P has given the US, the world’s…


Dissecting ideologies: Partisanship inside the USG
by Catherine Ng and Pilar Go
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The University Student Government (USG) is a fusion of the colors blue and yellow, and black and orange, as officers from both parties Iisang Tugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) occupy the seats of the student governing body. With 60 officers from Santugon and 30 from Tapat, the former currently occupies majority of the seats in the student government.


For Your Information: Intellectual property rights advocates
by Nina dela Cruz and Catherine Ng
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The campus is a breeding ground of ideas and knowledge, but the paradox of this privilege is the danger of piracy and plagiarism. The Intellectual Property Advocates (IPA) is the first ever student organization established in the Philippines that aims to spread awareness of Intellectual Property rights. The organization is a neophyte organization under the…


Second batch-level resignation in the USG raises questions
by Sandi Suplido
News Feature // January 23, 2011

As the school year is coming to an end, the Freshmen Arts Students Team (FAST) 2009 batch government loses one of its elected officers to an exchange student program. FAST2009 Batch Vice President Beatriz Marquez is participating in an exchange student program at the National University of Singapore, from January to May. She will resume…