Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration
Sep11

Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration

The contract for one of Palomar College’s deans, who allegedly conducted himself in a manner that was verbally abusive to faculty, and was accused of sexual harassment, was bought out over the summer months. Syed “Khaled” Hussain, was the dean of the Arts, Media, Business and Computer Sciences division. He was hired in the fall of 2016, and almost immediately began experiencing issues with the faculty members that he oversaw. “After...

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Palomar College keeping the promise
Sep11

Palomar College keeping the promise

The Palomar Promise Program has helped many high school graduates take hold of their desire for higher education. The Promise Program gives one year of free college tuition to incoming freshman within the area. In addition to $1,000 for books as well as education and career guidance. Students began the application process during their senior year of high school. By June 2, Palomar had received 2,036 applications for first year...

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Building blocks for a new ASG
Sep11

Building blocks for a new ASG

Student representation on campus has two new faces. On April 20 2017, Palomar College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wrapped up with its presidential, and vice presidential election. In the aftermath, 34-year-old Chris Hopp was elected president, and 20-year-old Amber Bancroft was elected vice-president; both candidates ran unopposed for their respective positions. The 21-year-old Senator Armanda Contreras, who has been with...

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Students rally against DACA decision
Sep06

Students rally against DACA decision

Chants of “Here to stay” and “Si, se puede” rang out through Palomar College as its community came out in support of all students at the college on the heels of the announcement of the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a 2012 Obama immigration policy that defers deportation of undocumented immigrants’ children. On Sept. 5, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced that President Trump would pass the...

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Test Taking Strategies
Sep06

Test Taking Strategies

ESCONDIDO — The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) will be hosting a test-taking strategies skill shop from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 14 in room 500B at the Escondido Campus. The skill shop is opened and offered to anyone interested in learning new ways to overcome test anxiety, stress-free learning techniques and other useful test-taking tips. This is a great way for students to assess their current test-taking strategies...

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Students’ new all access pass to Palomar
Aug25

Students’ new all access pass to Palomar

Palomar launched its very own app on May 25 of 2017. Palomar centered this as its soft launch and has begun a more robust marketing campaign this fall. Since launching, the app has had 2,329 downloads with just over 400 downloads the first week of the Fall 2017 semester. 384 downloads are from Androids and the rest are downloads via Apple devices. This app functions as an all access pass for Palomar students. Students log into the app...

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