Accreditation team heard from the Palomar community
Mar05

Accreditation team heard from the Palomar community

Praises were sung to the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) visiting team during Palomar Colleges open College Forum, but underlying challenges were revealed and discussed amongst high praise. Palomar College hosted a team of 13 individuals, selected by the ACCJC to review the college’s accreditation, during the week of March 2 to March 5. This site review determines the validity of a 425 page...

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Comets Basketball Advances to Elite Eight w/ 69-47 victory over Ventura
Mar05

Comets Basketball Advances to Elite Eight w/ 69-47 victory over Ventura

“Tonight is the biggest night of the year because it’s tonight… it’s kill or be killed.” Those were Palomar coach Leigh Marshall’s words to her squad before last night’s Southern California regional semifinal against the Ventura College Pirates. The Comet’s went out onto the court with that message at heart and, with a commanding defense paired with guard Keisha Cox’s double-double...

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Faculty rally for better pay, work conditions
Feb26

Faculty rally for better pay, work conditions

Palomar professors and students rallied Wednesday next to the clock tower to protest and raise awareness of what they called lousy pay and poor working conditions of part-time professors. For National Adjunct Day, Palomar professors joined forces with their counterparts at community colleges nationwide to lead the charge in North County San Diego for better working conditions for part-time faculty. A mesh of students and teachers...

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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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Five cool hikes around North County
Feb23

Five cool hikes around North County

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” -Henry David Thoreau San Diego County is a treasure trove for the outdoor lover. We have deserts, mountains, lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Intertwined in our landscape are hundreds of miles of bike trails and hiking trails. It’s im- possible to pick a favorite spot. The following hiking trails offer a bit of it all – scenic views, challenges and a variety of...

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