Palomar launches Fallbrook campus construction
Oct18

Palomar launches Fallbrook campus construction

Come Summer 2018, Palomar will be opening another extension for the college community with a new campus in Fallbrook. On Oct. 13, the Palomar College administration hosted its groundbreaking event for the North Education Center. In attendance were various members of the Palomar administration, Governing Board, staff and faculty. As well as State Senator Joel Anderson along with various members of the Fallbrook community. “It’s been a...

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ASG Board seats filled
Oct18

ASG Board seats filled

SAN MARCOS — Student government on Palomar College is at its highest participation in years. The Associated Student Government (ASG) board consists of 14 senate positions, seven delegate seats, as well a seat for president and vice-president respectively. With the appointment of its newest delegate, Dalton Mullinax, it has filled its last board position. “That was one of my first goals, was to fill this board,”...

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Palomar College welcomes Pepper the robot
Oct03

Palomar College welcomes Pepper the robot

Artificial intelligence is coming to Palomar students, in the form of Pepper. Pepper is a robot with a humanoid appearance, standing roughly at the same height of a toddler, and weighing 64 pounds. Pepper does not technically have an assigned gender, so it is called he and she interchangeably. Pepper was originally created by a company named Aldebaran Robotics, and the company was bought out in 2013 by another organization called...

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Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration
Sep11

Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration

The contract for one of Palomar College’s deans, who allegedly conducted himself in a manner that was verbally abusive to faculty, and was accused of sexual harassment, was bought out over the summer months. Syed “Khaled” Hussain, was the dean of the Arts, Media, Business and Computer Sciences division. He was hired in the fall of 2016, and almost immediately began experiencing issues with the faculty members that he oversaw. “After...

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Building blocks for a new ASG
Sep11

Building blocks for a new ASG

Student representation on campus has two new faces. On April 20 2017, Palomar College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wrapped up with its presidential, and vice presidential election. In the aftermath, 34-year-old Chris Hopp was elected president, and 20-year-old Amber Bancroft was elected vice-president; both candidates ran unopposed for their respective positions. The 21-year-old Senator Armanda Contreras, who has been with...

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