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OTREAS denies allegations of ‘unfair’ financial handouts

A self-identified whistleblower claims that OTREAS’ selection process for scholarships is biased toward students affiliated with the USG Treasurer’s political party.

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Some profs ‘hesitant’ to move deadlines even with admin order, students say

When the University administration announces the suspension of the submission of academic requirements, students should be able to expect that their deadlines will be moved. But in a few cases, some professors have failed to follow the order, according to their students. Most recently, during the two-week-long health break last January, a Help Desk Announcement…

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Seeking to address complaints, DAAM refines processes and communication with USG units

In response to USG units and organizations’ concerns with their processes, DAAM settles the score regarding their processes.

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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…