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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Faculty looks for dean’s removal

Written by Gustavo Cristobal and Seji Gaerlan During a routine Faculty Senate meeting, a sitting dean was accused of sexual harassment and the faculty union president called for his dismissal. During the March 6 meeting, Union President Shannon Lienhart brought in a flier that addressed complaints against a “toxic dean” and in the meeting she named Arts, Media, Business, and Computer Science Division Dean Syed “Khaled”...

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Palomar makes lasting promise
Feb22

Palomar makes lasting promise

Magic filled the hall in the Brubeck Theatre at Palomar to celebrate the launch of the Palomar Promise on Feb. 22. Upcoming graduates from all 11 unified school districts within Palomar College’s reach are promised one year of free tuition, $1,000 in textbook assistance, and education and career guidance. Brandy Gram, a senior at Mission Hills High School, said “The Palomar Promise gives us free money and to me that’s more of an...

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Admired professor dies of cancer
Apr11

Admired professor dies of cancer

A memorial celebration was held on Friday, March 25 to commemorate the life of Dr. Judy Wilson, who died on March 19. Dr. Wilson retired in the Fall of 2015 after learning her cancer had returned. At that time, she used her personal experience to teach her students about death in her Personal Growth class. That’s the kind of person she was, according to Dr. Dillon Emerick, “she was wonderful with her students” and she was “a real...

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Do you feel safe?
Feb29

Do you feel safe?

While the college’s crime rate, in recent months, is lower in comparison to previous school years, one recent case of sexual battery has the subject of campus safety in question. The sexual battery occurred on at 2:47 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the area of the Student Union Quad. The case was then reported to the campus police department at 3:26 p.m. on the same day. The case was closed with the arrest of the suspect. The public campus...

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Suspicious person reported on campus
Feb20

Suspicious person reported on campus

A suspicious person was reported near the bookstore on Feb. 9. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Acording to Campus Police, a female reported a male who had been lurking around the bookstore where he had been seen previous times. There was no harassment involved and no arrests were made. The case has been closed. Campus Police Sergeant Maines advised that “If you feel uncomfortable or uneasy about a situation, give us a...

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