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The price of development: DLSU’s financial engagements

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…

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General education system and implications on students’ development

Before a student of the University can acquire a diploma and graduate, he or she needs to take General Education (GE) and major courses. As insignificant as GE courses seem, some inflict the same significance associated with major courses to the academic standing of students. Compliance to requirements As a university governed by the rules…

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DLSU establishes Gokongwei College of Engineering

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.…

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Bridging the education gap: DLSU as a school for the poor

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…

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Establishment of DLSU’s extension campus gets a go signal

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…

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Six-year-old research reveals contamination in library air

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…

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A look at the US credit downgrade

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…

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In Review: Saturday classes and longer weeks in DLSU

Last term marked the beginning of the first run of the Rationalized Utilization (RCU) scheme. Designed primarily as a response to the increasing student density in the University, the new scheme should reduce the classroom utilization rate from 92.81 percent to 77.88 percent. However, the program has led to several social costs. Coping with changes…

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Dissecting ideologies: Partisanship inside the USG

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.

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For Your Information: Intellectual property rights advocates

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…