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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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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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 district...

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Live streaming of All College Forum will be provided by PCTV
Oct14

Live streaming of All College Forum will be provided by PCTV

Palomar College will be holding an All College Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Those who cannot attend the forum can watch can watch the live stream of the event which will be provided by The Palomar College Television program. The live stream will be available at the following link: https://new.livestream.com/palomarcollegetv/forum2014. The event will also be recorded and a close-captioned version will be made available later this week...

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