Monsod among newest batch of UP professors emeriti

Author’s note: This article was published on Asian Correspondent, on Sep. 21, 2010. The original page can be found here.

This was a straight news article that talked about the appointment of Prof. Monsod as one of UP’s newest professors emeriti. The main criticism against it is that it was too short; it could’ve been lengthened by additional background information on the other appointees, perhaps, or on Prof. Monsod herself. (I couldn’t find the original press release that announced the new professors emiriti.)

Another criticism was that most of the links, while present and accounted for, were somewhat irrelevant. The press release could’ve been linked as well so that the readers can see it for themselves.

The story follows after the jump.

Prominent Philippine economist and beloved public personality Solita Collas-Monsod, popularly known as “Mareng Winnie,” was recently named professor emerita by the University of the Philippines (UP).

The UP Board of Regents approved the appointment of Monsod and 15 other professors as professors emeriti in a meeting held in UP Mindanao on Aug. 27.

Monsod is the UP Diliman School of Economics’ 5th professor emeritus. She has been teaching there since 1963.

“What can I say? I feel honored,” Monsod said. “The university gives the title to who they feel are the best, and I feel honored to be chosen among hundreds of professors.”

“It also means I get to teach for as long as I want, if you know what I mean,” she joked. “But really, I really don’t know what to say other than I feel very honored.”

Aside from being an economist and professor, Monsod is also a broadcaster, writer, and political analyst. She served as the Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) from 1986 to 1989, under President Cory Aquino.

The title of professor emeritus is usually given to well-respected professors who are retired or tenured. A professor emeritus may teach or simply remain active for as long as he or she prefers.

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