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‘UST must be proud:’ QS exec praises University’s higher ranking amid ‘fiercer’ competition

‘UST must be proud:’ QS exec praises University’s higher ranking amid ‘fiercer’ competition

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AN OFFICIAL of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) lauded the University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) improved standing in the 2023 QS Asia University Rankings despite the “fiercer” competition brought about by new entrants in the region. “This year, with the inclusion of five Central Asian countries and Iran in the rankings, the competition has become even fiercer,” QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter told The Flame in an email-interview.  “UST must be proud of having improved year-on-year as universities must continually improve even to remain in the same position,” he added.  Sowter cited UST’s score improvement on employer reputation, the QS indicator dedicated to identifying universities that produce the highest-quality graduates using the result of a "major international survey" with...
UST SecGen to Thomasians: Our color is gold

UST SecGen to Thomasians: Our color is gold

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UST SECRETARY-General Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P. urged Thomasians who were disheartened by the election results to stand for each other regardless of “political color," reminding them that the Thomasian color is “gold.”  “Only those who love can have the courage to stand at the Lord’s side. Could we also do the same by standing again for each other today, for regardless of our political color, we are all Thomasians, and our color is gold,” Coronel wrote in a letter addressed to Thomasians on Saturday. Coronel said acknowledging one’s need for healing would help in pushing through during the post-elections crisis and in building a stronger Thomasian community. “It is easy to say "move on," but how can one easily move on from the wonderful experience of fighting for the one yo...
UST approves on-site graduation rites in June

UST approves on-site graduation rites in June

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By DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM  UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS have approved the conduct of in-person baccalaureate mass and graduation ceremonies for the three pandemic-affected batches this June, the Office of the Secretary-General said.  “I am happy to announce to you that the University Crisis Management Committee and the other offices, including the academic units, have already approved the in-person graduation and Baccalaureate mass, “ Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP  said during a mini-press conference with some student newspapers in UST on Saturday. The graduation will cover members of batches 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on June 3 to 4. The Faculty of Arts and Letters is set to have the graduation on June 10 to 11...
UST to implement ‘No Vax Card, No Entry’ policy for limited F2F, onsite work

UST to implement ‘No Vax Card, No Entry’ policy for limited F2F, onsite work

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by DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO THE UNIVERSITY would allow only fully-vaccinated individuals to enter the campus for the limited in-person classes and onsite work after Metro Manila escalated to Alert Level 3 due to rising COVID-19 cases, the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) said. In a memorandum dated Jan. 3, the OSG released the terms for the work and learning arrangements in line with the Resolution No. 155 of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF), implementing the maximum 30 percent indoor and 50 percent outdoor venue capacity, effective Jan. 5. “The University shall observe the ‘No Vax Card, No Entry’ policy. The University staff and students shall be required to show their vaccination cards at the entrance of each building,” UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. said. ...