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AVPES clarifies retention fee complaints raised by students

Last May, the account balances of some DLSU students reflected a certain “retention fee” that was supposedly charged for special adjustment services availed during the special term. In an interview with The LaSallian, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services (AVPES) responds to the questions raised by students regarding the fee. At…

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What’s the deal with rankings?

I’m sure you’ve already heard this one—just last week, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their Asian University Rankings for this year, and coming as no surprise to those who have been observing these rankings for the past few years, De La Salle University slid down a few notches, now landing in the 181-190 bracket* after being…

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Marketing, scholarship grants: Reaching out to the best and brightest

Around 23 percent of De La Salle University’s (DLSU) students are scholars — the highest rate it has been since the original Full Scholarship Equivalence (FSE) target of 20 percent was actualized two years ago. As previously reported by The LaSallian, before departing his post as President and Chancellor, Br. Ricky Laguda FSC bumped the…

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Judiciary declares LA reso unconstitutional, ceases Special Elections

The University Student Government (USG) Special Elections, which was slated to take place late into this term, has been cancelled as declared by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in an announcement released last April 16. According to the statement, the said elections were found to be unconstitutional through investigations done by the Judiciary.

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LA approves CLA Magistrate’s resignation

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held a special session last April 10 at the University Student Government (USG) Conference Room to decide on a resolution calling for the approval of the resignation of College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Magistrate Harold Pasion. This came after Pasion submitted a resignation letter last April 7, stating that he had…

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DLSU bags an honorable mention award in New York conference

The DLSU contingent that represented Gabon to the 2015 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held in New York City, USA bagged the honorable mention delegation award. The award was lauded during the closing ceremonies held on April 2 at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters. The NMUN is one of the largest of its kind,…

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DLSAA explains controversial homecoming dance number

The De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) held the 2015 Grand Alumni Homecoming last March 14 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall grounds. The event, held to celebrate decades of Lasallian education and unity, sparked uproar online when a photo of performers wearing revealing clothing circulated on social media. A photo of scantily clad members…

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Judiciary rejects petitions for certiorari and preliminary injunction

The University Student Government’s (USG) Judiciary branch denied both petitions filed by Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) requesting for preliminary injunction and certiorari in a statement released last March 13. In their separate decisions, the Judiciary rejected the request for preliminary injunction, citing that the petition holds no merit as the Commission on Elections…

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Judiciary denies petition to nullify GE MOA, COMELEC declares lull period

The University Student Government’s (USG) Judiciary branch denied the petition filing for the imposition of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the USG General Elections (GE) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)  in a decision released last March 10. Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) President Robbie Arcadio and Vice President for External Affairs Anjho Cruz originally pushed…

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Multiple teaching affiliations: The trade-offs

Many professors at DLSU engage in lucrative activities other than teaching and research to augment their day-to-day expenses. Some are practitioners of their craft from 8pm to 5pm and teach in the University at night, like lawyers and advertising practioners, while others hold leadership positions in commercial organizations. Even though the plates of these professors…