Palomar debate team brings home awards from D.C. event
Apr24

Palomar debate team brings home awards from D.C. event

Palomar students flexed their intellectual muscles at national tournament in Washington D.C. Palomar’s speech and debate team impressed at the Phi Rho Pi tournament, coming away with several awards. The Comets debate team attended the Phi Rho Pi tournament in Washington D.C that started on April 11, and concluded the following Friday. Community Colleges from across the country visited with the intention of showing off their...

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Media professor retires, won 58 Emmys for the college
Apr24

Media professor retires, won 58 Emmys for the college

From Palomar College’s class of 1976, to 27 years in the professional broadcasting field, to 19 years teaching at Palomar College, Professor Pat Hahn has done it all in the Digital Broadcast Arts (DBA) field. In the beginning of April, Professor Hahn submitted his retirement papers to the front office and recalled it as being “anti-climactic.” “I just gave the paper to someone who I don’t know, she...

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Palomar’s money man retires, raised $25 million for the college
Apr12

Palomar’s money man retires, raised $25 million for the college

The man who raised $25 million for Palomar during his 10-year career started his own education without enough money for food. “As a college student, I went to social services to get food stamps,” said Richard Talmo, the Executive Director of the Palomar Foundation . It would take Talmo five subsequent visits before he got the help he needed and for him to realize that people who didn’t have the college education...

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Islam shown in a new perspective through Palomar play
Apr11

Islam shown in a new perspective through Palomar play

Palomar college’s most recent play aims to change the negative perception toward Muslims. Palomar’s Theater Arts professor Michael Mufson has directed an adaptation of Yussef El Guindi’s “Ten acrobats in an amazing leap of faith,” with the intention of bringing light into the everyday lives of Muslim Americans and encourages people to alter their negative perception toward the Islamic religion. The play...

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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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