Why Palomar’s president decided to retire
Nov03

Why Palomar’s president decided to retire

The president of Palomar College announced his decision to retire for the end of next semester. Robert Deegan has been the president of Palomar for nearly ten years and announced his decision to retire at the end of Spring semester 2015. Deegan told the Governing Board the day before he announced it publicly about his plan to retire and said they were supportive. The Governing Board approved for the campus to move forward with an...

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Student vice president resigns, senator appointed to replace
Nov03

Student vice president resigns, senator appointed to replace

A new vice president for the Palomar College student government was appointed and sworn in after Justin Rios resigned. The new vice president, Mario Gaspar, was appointed by Associated Student Government President Jason Hosfield, in which Gaspar accepted during an Oct. 29 ASG meeting. Gaspar initially ran for vice president but lost in a 6-2 vote to Rios in the election on Sept. 24. All senators voted for Rios except Gaspar and Rios...

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Student government vice president resigns
Oct25

Student government vice president resigns

The Palomar College Associated Student Government is now without a vice president. After four weeks, the vice president officially resigned on Oct. 23 according to ASG President Jason Hosfield. Justin Rios was sworn into office as vice president on Sept. 24 against current senator Mario Gaspar in a 6-2 vote. Before being elected as vice president Rios served as a senator. His main goal he wanted to accomplish this year as vice...

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Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement
Oct20

Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement

With a proposed early retirement for eligible employees at Palomar College, officials are looking at the pros and cons. It will save the college $2.7 million, according to Palomar President Robert Deegan. “This is absolutely to save money,” Deegan said. He also added that it will be beneficial for students on campus because it will increase diversity. Eligible employees have until April 3 to sign up for the incentive plan. When a...

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Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost
Oct20

Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost

It’s all about the recipe. Turn the nature-oven on and add food, water and air. The ingredients were laid out during a composting event that hosted Kevin McLin from San Pasqual Valley Soils Oct. 11 at Palomar College. Compost is defined by McLin as, “the soil-like material produced by decomposing organic discards such as yard trimmings, food scraps and manure.” McLin discussed the benefits of using compost, how to make your own...

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