Palomar seeking diversity through consulting firm for next president
Mar12

Palomar seeking diversity through consulting firm for next president

Palomar officials have been talking about increasing diversity on campus and now there is the chance to make that happen with the top job. To achieve this goal, the Palomar College Governing Board members said they want to hire a consulting firm that can bring in a diverse pool of applicants to choose from to fill the college president’s seat. Many faculty and staff will be taking part of an early retirement package, which means...

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Student government members work on laws
Mar10

Student government members work on laws

The new student government leaders are looking to change things up. In the wake of former Associated Student Government President Jason Hosfield’s departure, the new president Mario Gaspar and new vice president Michael Dentoni are looking to make the current bylaws more accessible and understandable for everyone. “Our number one priority right now is to fix it up (the bylaws), make it available, and to make it clear,” Dentoni said....

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Community colleges will offer bachelor’s degree
Mar09

Community colleges will offer bachelor’s degree

There has been a monumental change in educational legislation in California: a select few community colleges have been approved to begin granting bachelor’s degrees. In January of 2015, the Chancellor’s Office of California Community Colleges (COCCC) announced 15 community colleges in the state would be granted the right to grant bachelor’s degrees, however Palomar College was not included in this list of pilot programs....

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Student government members work on laws
Mar09

Student government members work on laws

The new student government leaders are looking to change things up. In the wake of former Associated Student Government President Jason Hosfield’s departure, the new president Mario Gaspar and new vice president Michael Dentoni are looking to make the current bylaws more accessible and understandable for everyone. “Our number one priority right now is to fix it up (the bylaws), make it available, and to make it clear,” Dentoni said....

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Disability Center to move into new building by summer
Mar09

Disability Center to move into new building by summer

A few yards behind the main office of the DRC is a wire fence covered in a blue, plastic tarp. Palomar has been in the midst of a renovation over the past year, and this shady back corner of campus is no exception. For some students, the construction is a noisy, disruptive nuisance. However, behind this blue cover construction continues on much needed improvements to the Disability Resource Center. The center offers 11 classes, and...

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Student enrollment numbers steadily drop
Mar09

Student enrollment numbers steadily drop

The number of students attending Palomar College this spring has continued to drop, with school officials saying the state of the economy and the changing role of students is to blame. Enrollment from Fall 2010 to Fall 2014 declined from 25,022 to 23,882. This spring, is 22,687. Enrollment this semester has started to balanced itself out to what it is now, according to Kendyl Magnuson, director of enrollment services. “The big change...

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