Forum informs audience of the happenings on campus
Feb24

Forum informs audience of the happenings on campus

Accreditation, retirement plans and Palomar College’s budget were the three big topics discussed during an All College Forum Monday afternoon. Palomar President Robert Deegan led the discussion to a packed room of students, faculty and staff. Deegan turned the discussion over halfway through to Vice President of Instruction Berta Cuaron to talk about accreditation. The college will be visited by an accreditation team next week...

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Nursing bachelor’s degree is coming to Palomar
Feb23

Nursing bachelor’s degree is coming to Palomar

Even though Palomar was not selected by California to offer its own bachelor’s degree, the nursing department has teamed up with another university to offer a 4-year degree on campus. On Feb. 10, the Palomar College Governing Board approved an agreement with Point Loma Nazarene University to provide a bachelor’s degree program on campus for nursing. The meeting room, filled with faculty and students in the nursing program, exploded in...

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Not eating healthy is just an excuse people make
Feb02

Not eating healthy is just an excuse people make

Often the most important thing to a college student isn’t getting good grades, finding time to fit in studying and sleep, making new friends or preparing for the future. It’s food. We all like eating, especially without bursting our college-student budget. Eating on a budget is difficult, but the myth that healthy food costs more than junk food is just an excuse. It is an excuse because it’s pure laziness. It takes more time and...

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Retirement causing campus conflict
Feb02

Retirement causing campus conflict

Key officials at Palomar have announced plans to retire at the end of the Spring 2015 semester, which has caused faculty members to draft a plan to ease the transition of the potential vacated seats. Faculty and staff who retire early are being offered a monetary incentive, often referred to as the Golden Handshake. Palomar College President Robert Deegan was the first to announce his retirement early last semester. Vice President of...

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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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