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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Cafeteria may be problem for wheelchair accessiblity
Oct06

Cafeteria may be problem for wheelchair accessiblity

Two students have complained to administrators that there is a handicap accessibility problem at Palomar College and they are not getting the proper response. On Sept. 19, in the cafeteria where students purchase their meals, Shovan Vatandoust, 27, a student at Palomar, said he was unable to enter the cafeteria to purchase food. Vatandoust has cerebral palsy and has to use an electric wheelchair, which makes it difficult for him to do...

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Coaching legend looks to bring his professional expertise to Palomar
Oct06

Coaching legend looks to bring his professional expertise to Palomar

A new Palomar College quarterback coach has over four decades of experience in the coaching world and has coached 12 quarterbacks that have moved onto the NFL. After coaching at schools such as Notre Dame and Stanford, Coach Bill Diedrick has brought his expertise to Palomar. “When I was down here retired … they always asked me if I would be interested in coaching at Palomar and when the position became available I decided to...

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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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‘Celebration of life’ after car accident
Sep22

‘Celebration of life’ after car accident

[Show picture list] Friday, Sept. 19 was a solemn day as a memorial service was held for three international Palomar students who died in a car accident during the first week of the Fall semester. The Celebration of Life service was held at Palomar’s San Marcos campus to commemorate the lives lost in a single car accident Aug. 21.   Student and Palomar staff spoke while the first names of the three victims were displayed in a...

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Early retirement may entice staff
Sep22

Early retirement may entice staff

Retirement may come early for some faculty and professors at Palomar College. The Governing Board agreed to move forward with an early Supplemental Retirement Program, also known as the “golden handshake,” at its Sept. 9 meeting. Staff will be offered 75 percent of their annual salary for those who want to retire early, according to officials. The window of opportunity is open until next April. Deegan stressed that no one is being...

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