Straight News
USG constitution to be revised next term
by Patrick Ong and Nina dela Cruz
Straight News // November 29, 2011

Revisions for the University Student Government (USG) Constitution will be made this coming Third Term of AY 2011-2012. Lexi Sedano, USG Chief Legislator, explains that revisions can only be made every three years. Beatrice Liu, Chair of the Rules and Policies committee in charge of this academic year’s resolutions, discloses that they are still going…

Engineering’s declining board performance
by Catherine Ng and Michelle Lojo
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DLSU is esteemed to have the best facilities among the universities in the country. The University goes beyond the CHED requirements in terms of facilities; the university even invests in facilities that other universities do not have.
Ironically, students, complain that the University’s facilities are still lacking.

USG’s Judiciary branch to appoint student consultants
by Nina dela Cruz and Justin Umali
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Starting next term, student consultants will now be part of the Judiciary Branch of the University Student Government (USG). The judiciary branch will appoint student consultants to provide assistance to students with grievance cases and discipline cases. Alexyss Alip, chief magistrate of the USG’s Judiciary branch, cautiously points out that the assistance provided by student…

Fall in World Rankings: Decline in Quality of PHL Education?
by Michelle Lojo and David Pagulayan
Straight News // October 20, 2011

The top four universities in the Philippines failed to enter the top 300 in the Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS) for 2011. Though the University of the Philippines (UP) still leads first in the country, its ranking dropped to 332nd from 314th last year, according to the QS survey. This is…

VP for Internal Affairs Nicole Gaba resigns
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
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Effective October 15, 2011, Nicole Gaba is no longer the University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs. Due to her family’s decision to migrate this year, Gaba was forced to relinquish her position as her eventual departure would make her incapable of fulfilling her duties as Vice President. By October 26, she will…

DLSU establishes Gokongwei College of Engineering
by The LaSallian
Straight News // September 25, 2011

The College of Engineering is now the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCE). Last Aug. 11, the renaming of the college was officially announced after Chinese-Filipino Tycoon, John Gokongwei, gave a substantial amount worth of donations to the College. The donation was approved by the Board of Trustees before it sought the approval of the college….

Establishment of DLSU’s extension campus gets a go signal
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
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With its efforts to expand its research capabilities and develop academic programs, DLSU is set to tie up with De La Salle Canlubang (DLSC) by establishing an extension campus in its 50-hectare property in Binan, Laguna. The extension campus will offer new degree programs in engineering, computer science and the natural sciences, and will tie-up…

Six-year-old research reveals contamination in library air
by Audrey Virgula and Anthony John Tang
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The University Library is probably one of the most quiet places in the campus. However, it was just six years ago that DLSU silently dealt with hazards revealed by results from an in-house research. In 2005, Dr. Manuel C. Belino of the Mechanical Engineering Department conducted a study titled Assessment of Air Quality in Air-conditioned…

DLSU, to host Worlds
by Christopher Chanco
Straight News // January 23, 2011

As part of the university’s Centennial festivities, over a thousand participants from seventy nations will come for the 32nd World University Debate Championship, dubbed as Worlds. It will be part of the University’s legacy and the whole world gets to watch.

Legislative Assembly votes against opening of the election code
by Patrick Ong
Straight News // December 30, 2010

Monina Dumaual of EdGE2010, the only University Student Government (USG) officer who is from the political party Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat), was also the only Legislative Assembly (LA) representative who voted for the resolution to open the Election Code.