Crowds gather at inaugural Campus Police event
Apr10

Crowds gather at inaugural Campus Police event

Emergency responders came out to connect with the Palomar community in an inaugural event hosted by Campus Police. The Public Safety Community Outreach event was put together by officer Gerard Perez of the Palomar Police Department on April 5 in the the SU Quad. Attendees interacted with officers from police departments all over San Diego county while listening to live jazz music, eating cake, and seeing events such as an attack dog...

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Faculty identities stolen in data breach
Apr10

Faculty identities stolen in data breach

An illegal breach of the campus severs has found many Palomar employees dealing with stolen identity, fraudulent tax returns and purchases under their names. The W-2 forms of every person on the College’s 2016 payroll were accessed on Jan. 19 by an unauthorized individual, who has yet to be identified. These forms contain social security numbers, names, and addresses. Shannon Leinhart, president of the Palomar Faculty...

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Faculty demand district fire division dean
Mar15

Faculty demand district fire division dean

Written by Jacob Tucker and Gustavo Cristobal A group of nearly 100 faculty and students chanted “Not my Palomar!” and “Not rehired!” in the main parking lot March 14 to protest a dean before petitioning the Governing Board to terminate his contract. Dean Syed “Khaled” Hussain has been accused of harassment, verbal abuse, threatening departments and creating a hostile work environment. Six faculty members have said they...

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Ground breaks for south education center
Mar13

Ground breaks for south education center

Written by Emilia Bury and Ashley Magdaleno   Palomar College broke ground on a new satellite campus in Rancho Bernardo increasing the amount of classes offered to students for the summer of 2018. Palomar College held a groundbreaking ceremony in honor of its upcoming South Education Center on March 3 in Rancho Bernardo. In a succession of speeches at the event, President Joi Lin Blake, Governing Board Secretary John Halcón and...

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Comets complete series sweep of Mt. San Jacinto College
Mar07

Comets complete series sweep of Mt. San Jacinto College

Written by Abraham Jewett Comets baseball hosted Mt. San Jacinto College on March 4 at Palomar College Ballpark, finishing up a three-game series against the Eagles. Palomar came into the game looking for a series sweep of the Eagles, after winning the first two games at MSJC by scores of 14-6 and 12-0. Their bats stayed hot in the finale, and the Comets came away with a 11-1 victory. Baseball Head Coach Buck Taylor was pleased with...

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Faculty unite for students
Feb25

Faculty unite for students

Students and faculty gathered in the SU Quad to support Palomar students whose education may be threatened. Faculty members stood together in front of the flagpole and recited an anti-authoritarian code of conduct on Feb. 16, coinciding with Day Without Immigrants. The Anti-Authoritarian code of conduct is a 10-point code pledging to protect students from attacks on their rights and liberties based on any aspect of their identity, be...

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