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Are students overworked? VCA clarifies University workload policy

A Help Desk Announcement from April 27 of last year announced that one academic unit is equivalent to 2.5 hours of workload, while a three-unit course takes up 7.5 hours of synchronous and asynchronous activities per week. Previously, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda explained that this will prevent overworking students and consider the…

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USG unveils its plans, projects for a shortened AY

The new set of University Student Government (USG) leaders have begun work on their plans and initiatives for the current Academic Year (AY) just weeks after they were proclaimed winners of Make-up Elections 2021. With only two terms in office, the electeds are racing against time to actualize their plans of action.  As the learning…

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Suspend online classes post typhoons? Roleda clarifies how admin decides

In the final quarter of 2020, the Philippines faced an onslaught of typhoons that struck different parts of the country, submerging countless homes and leaving many without proper water or electricity for days. In the past, this meant a cancellation of face-to-face classes, but given that classes have shifted online due to the pandemic, schools…

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PWD students voice concerns on campus accessibility

While DLSU is far from being the oldest college in the Philippines, many of its facilities herald from decades past. Some of DLSU’s oldest buildings include St. La Salle Hall, which was completed in 1924, and St. Joseph (SJ) Hall and St. Miguel Hall, which were built in 1956 and 1969, respectively. Despite their early…

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Present to represent: Unraveling USG’s transparency initiatives

Accountability and transparency have always been concerns raised against the University Student Government (USG). Last December 8, the USG made new headway by publishing on its Facebook page a transparency report containing the attendance records of Executive Board (EB) members, college presidents, and batch government officers. The Legislative Assembly (LA) also released its own transparency…

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On the changing landscape of DLSU student politics: A look at the 2009 USG constitution

The University Student Government (USG) was established as the new form of government in 2010 following the plebiscite which revamped the Student Council (SC). Accompanying this shift from SC to USG was the ratification of the 2009 USG constitution containing the rights of students, as well as the different guidelines and frameworks by which the…

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Assessing students’ right to Grade Consultation Day

One of the academic rights of students stipulated in the student handbook is their right to see their final examination papers and the computation of their final grades during Grade Consultation Day (GCD). The GCD, typically held before the term officially ends and after final exams week, is a time for students and professors to…

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MLS, Animo.sys: Looking into DLSU’s enrollment system

DLSU’s My.LaSalle (MLS) system has gone a long way since early 2002. From managing online enlistment, application to graduate, final grades, and now the self-printing of enrollment assessment forms, among others, the system has been comprehensively addressing the needs of the Lasallian academic community. Today, the University’s enrollment system is comprised of the MLS and…

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Beyond the Executive: The Legislative Assembly and the Judiciary

The 2016 General Elections (GE) marked the seventh time students voted for the next set of officers to represent them in the University since the transition from the Student Council (SC) to the University Student Government (USG) in academic year 2010-2011. Crafted 13 years ago by SC President Saint Anthony Tiu, the USG was envisioned to…

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In Review: DLSU and the Anti-Hazing Law (RA 8049)

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…