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Deceased Prof. Chit Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes this semester

Yesterday was the second day of enrollment for 1st semester, AY 2011-2012 in UP Diliman. This is already my second enrollment as a Master of Arts in History student.

A brief look at the list of offered classes for the coming semester revealed that deceased journalism professor Lourdes “Chit” Estella-Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes, all of those are now marked as “dissolved.” See the following screenshots:

UP Diliman's Computerized Registration System

UP Diliman's Computerized Registration System

Prof. Lourdes "Chit" Simbulan's classes
Prof. Lourdes “Chit” Simbulan’s classes (click image for higher resolution)

She is also listed as a thesis adviser to a pair of journalism seniors writing about the ethics-related problems during the August 23 Manila hostage fiasco.  Mam Chit is a full-time professor at the College of Mass Communication.

She is on her way to obtaining tenure after earning a master’s degree in public management from the UP Open University last April month. I can’t help but feel sorry for the scores of students who would have learned a lot under Mam Chit’s mentorship.



2 thoughts on “Deceased Prof. Chit Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes this semester”

  1. Hershey says:

    According to Dr. Encanto, she just earned her tenure as a professor.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      I based it on Prof. Chua’s tribute write-up where she said that the two of them “were well on our way to obtaining tenure as professors of journalism at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.”


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