Rancho Bernardo campus scheduled to open Fall 2017
Oct20

Rancho Bernardo campus scheduled to open Fall 2017

As the slew of continuous construction ensues on campus, Palomar College is establishing new outposts within its district. Ahead of the North Education Center in Fallbrook, the South Education Center in Rancho Bernardo is gearing up for primetime and establishing its staffing and educational needs, according to Palomar officials. The center is planned to open for classes in Fall Semester 2017 with an overall budget of $34 million,...

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College cuts ribbon for new building
Oct20

College cuts ribbon for new building

On Oct. 10 Palomar College Robert Deegan was humbled by the communities endorsement at the Humanities Building Grand Opening . He thanked the community for the district bond which recognized Palomar for its hard work and dedication. The bond allotted the school $694 million and spent nearly $30 million for the new facilities. The H Building at 91,000 square feet houses departments of English as a Second Language, Communication,...

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Study abroad program reason for discontinuation
Oct20

Study abroad program reason for discontinuation

There’s a reason not many students know that Palomar College once had a study abroad program. It has been discontinued for the past five years. Even before the program was shut down in 2009, college officials had canceled classes before in the spring and summer of 2002. Palomar cancelled classes citing concerns with security and student safety. These cancellations coincided with the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in...

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Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement
Oct20

Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement

With a proposed early retirement for eligible employees at Palomar College, officials are looking at the pros and cons. It will save the college $2.7 million, according to Palomar President Robert Deegan. “This is absolutely to save money,” Deegan said. He also added that it will be beneficial for students on campus because it will increase diversity. Eligible employees have until April 3 to sign up for the incentive plan. When a...

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Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility
Oct20

Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility

School officials said they will take action after two Palomar students complained that the cafeteria, which was built in 1970, is not accessible to handicap students. Students Shovan Vatandoust and Sid Matlock told school officials that the door to the Food Service building was impossible for Vatandoust, who is in a wheelchair, to enter without help. Vatandoust asked his friend Matlock to complain to school officials. Those officials...

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Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost
Oct20

Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost

It’s all about the recipe. Turn the nature-oven on and add food, water and air. The ingredients were laid out during a composting event hosted Kevin McLin from San Pasqual Valley Soils Oct. 11 at Palomar College. Compost is defined by McLin as, “the soil-like material produced by decomposing organic discards such as yard trimmings, food scraps and manure.” McLin discussed the benefits of using compost, how to make your own compost at...

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