Podcast: Feb. 1 issue
Feb01

Podcast: Feb. 1 issue

Telescope.Podcast.Feb.1 The Telescope Managing/News Editor Joel Vaughn provides highlights from Vol. 69 No. 8, Feb. 1 issue of the newspaper.

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Palomar plans to rename, renovate arboretum
Feb01

Palomar plans to rename, renovate arboretum

Even with California still in the midst of a drought, it’s good to know that the Palomar College Arboretum is in secure hands for the future, thanks in part to a donation from a local irrigation company called Hunter Industries. A campus institution since the 1970s, the Arboretum will undergo a name change in recognition of the late donors, Edwin and Frances Hunter, as recently voted upon by Palomar College’s Governing...

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Better safe than sorry, walk with an escort
Feb01

Better safe than sorry, walk with an escort

Walking alone across the dark parking lots in the night can be frightening for Palomar students. But Palomar’s Campus Police offers anyone on campus free escorts to their car by calling (760) 744-1150 ext. 2289 “It’s been available since I started working here, at least 20 years,” Community Service Officer Jesus Montes said. For those parked on the street, the police can transport students to the end of any parking lot. There are...

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Need a doctor? You already paid for that
Feb01

Need a doctor? You already paid for that

  I usually try to rid my writing of generalizations but I think it is safe to say that college students, particularly, appreciate free services. Fortunately for Palomar students there is such a service: the Health Center. Actually, it’s not exactly free. But every Palomar student, upon enrolling for the semester, pays a $19 state-mandated fee (the price drops to $6 for the summer semester). This fee then allows students...

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Palomar College Blood Drives
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Palomar College Blood Drives

Palomar college students will get the chance to save lives by donating blood at a blood drive sponsored by Health Services and the Fire Club. The blood drive will be at 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday Feb. 22-26 at Parking Lot 6. Before parking, visitors can obtain a parking pass from Campus Police to park in student parking lots. To schedule an appointment, you can contact Health Services at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380, or sign...

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Governing Board looks for new consulting firm in presidential search
Feb01

Governing Board looks for new consulting firm in presidential search

Palomar hunts for headhunters. The Governing Board convened on Jan. 26 for a special meeting to discuss and amend, if needed, the request for proposal (RFP) and the timeline for the president search. During the meeting, the RFP for the consulting committee was unanimously decided to be reissued and discussed again Feb. 9. This was in part due to only four consulting firms responding, in contrast to the seven responses from the...

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