Blackboard fix hits a snag
Dec03

Blackboard fix hits a snag

A recent attempt to fix Palomar’s under-performing classroom management system was derailed at the last hour by a union contract issue, sources said. The Classroom Management System Blackboard is educational software used by Palomar College that helps teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and manage everything from assignments to grades. The system however has been having problems with speed and consistency this semester,...

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New policy on financial aid affects all students
Nov06

New policy on financial aid affects all students

The state and federal government staff are sending down new laws that will keep students on track to graduation but threatens to take their money and classes if they falter. The federal government has established a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SSAP) policy that can be found in the financial aid section of the campus website. Palomar officials say they plan to use those rules, too. The SAP includes new penalties in financial aid and...

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iOS 7 shows just how close the smartphone race has become
Oct17

iOS 7 shows just how close the smartphone race has become

In mid-September Apple unveiled its new operating software, iOS 7, along with two new versions of the iPhone, the 5s and the less expensive 5c, to mixed reviews. This was the first major release under the new leadership at Apple. It is also the first response to the highly-touted Samsung Galaxy S4, which seems to have single handedly evened the battlefield between iOS and Android. So what exactly was Apple’s response? They...

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Professor Gregg Baker inducted into the Silver Circle
Sep30

Professor Gregg Baker inducted into the Silver Circle

Palomar College Professor Gregg Baker was inducted into the illustrious Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) earlier this month. According to nataspsw.org, this award is given to individuals who have worked in the television industry for at least 25 years and have made a major contribution to Pacific Southwest Television. The NATAS established the Silver Circle in 1983, and currently has 250...

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