Classes cut before semester begins
Jan19

Classes cut before semester begins

Classes were cut before the Spring semester at Palomar College even began due to low enrollment numbers, according to officials. So far, 160 classes were cancelled this semester. The decision to cancel classes was based on low student enrollment. However, during a Jan. 12 Faculty Senate meeting, many professors agreed this decision was made hastily behind closed doors. But, according to Vice President of Instruction Berta Cuaron, the...

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Video:  Smoking at Palomar
Dec20

Video: Smoking at Palomar

  The tobacco policy at Palomar College seems to be up to interpretation by students and administration.  There is no clear view on who enforces the policy.  The Telescope tried to get to the bottom of it. Filmed and edited by Mike Peterson and Susan Whaley....

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Who will choose our next president?
Dec08

Who will choose our next president?

The dilemma to find a new Palomar College president has begun even before the selection committee is in place. The current president and the student government president are already at odds with the faculty over who should serve on the 26-person committee that will replace President Robert Deegan when he retires in June 2015. The first issue is a decrease of student representatives. The second is whether school officials who are...

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Annual black-tie dinner raises money for student scholarships
Dec08

Annual black-tie dinner raises money for student scholarships

[Show as slideshow]A night of food and festivities to raise money for education was held on Nov. 22 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The Palomar College President’s Associates 23rd Annual Gala, raises funds that benefit the college’s students and programs. The theme of this year’s event was Discovering the Magic of Education. Tickets cost $300 and over 350 people attended. “We have been told that it was the most exciting, well-paced and...

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Food bank helps students in need
Dec08

Food bank helps students in need

[Show as slideshow] Palomar students and staff donated 1,503 items and $105 in cash in only three hours during an event that helps stock the campus food bank. That is a big jump from 2013, where only 382 items and $76 in cash were donated during the Stock the Bank event, formally known as Food 4 Food, according to Lindsay Kretchman, activities coordinator for the Office of Student Activities. The OSA hosts the Stock the Bank event...

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