Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility
Oct20

Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility

School officials said they will take action after two Palomar students complained that the cafeteria, which was built in 1970, is not accessible to handicap students. Students Shovan Vatandoust and Sid Matlock told school officials that the door to the Food Service building was impossible for Vatandoust, who is in a wheelchair, to enter without help. Vatandoust asked his friend Matlock to complain to school officials. Those officials...

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College cuts ribbon for new building
Oct20

College cuts ribbon for new building

On Oct. 10 Palomar College Robert Deegan was humbled by the communities endorsement at the Humanities Building Grand Opening . He thanked the community for the district bond which recognized Palomar for its hard work and dedication. The bond allotted the school $694 million and spent nearly $30 million for the new facilities. The H Building at 91,000 square feet houses departments of English as a Second Language, Communication,...

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Halloween haunts many across the world
Oct20

Halloween haunts many across the world

In some parts around campus you can begin to see the kiss of fall as leaves turn to orange. The smell of fall is beginning to grasp the air in the cold early morning, and the days beginning to end earlier. With fall comes trick-or-treaters, goblins and ghosts and the spirits of the dead seem to come alive. “Halloween is a day where everyone can be kids again. Even adults can dress up and eat candy,” Palomar student Margarite Martinet...

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Palomar College President will retire next year
Oct15

Palomar College President will retire next year

  The president of Palomar College is retiring next year. President Robert Deegan announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2015 at a public campus forum on Oct. 15. Deegan said he has accomplished a lot in his 10 years at the college, such as increasing student transfer numbers to four-year universities, helping students obtain certificates of achievement in technical fields and updating numerous facilities on campus with a...

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Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar
Oct06

Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar

After California Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic signing of AB 150, Palomar College will be offering another bachelor’s degree program. Starting this semester, students in the Geographic Information Systems program will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree. In a special agreement with Marshall University in West Virginia, students will be able to take online courses through them once they receive their certificate of achievement at...

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Agency sparks controversy on campus
Oct06

Agency sparks controversy on campus

A visit from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in August troubled faculty members when government officials entered the San Marcos campus equipped with video cameras to survey the school grounds, various buildings and the interior of several staff offices. School administrators said it was done to ensure campus safety. During a recent faculty meeting, several Palomar staff members raised concerns about the agency’s visit,...

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