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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District supports college’s undocumented students
Mar13

District supports college’s undocumented students

Not so long ago 27-year-old Palomar student, Isamel Blas was not a student because of his fear to register as an undocumented citizen. A citizen who became documented at 21, Blas was afraid to come to school because he thought non-citizens couldn’t attend college. His personal experience as an undocumented person led him to speak in front of the governing board on Feb. 16. “I feel the anxiety I had during that time is an...

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Gallery:  Congressman Darrell Issa holds town hall meetings
Mar13

Gallery: Congressman Darrell Issa holds town hall meetings

Congressman Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings in Oceanside, Calif. on March 11.  The town hall meetings were held at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Junior Seau Community Center by the Oceanside Pier.   Photos by Joe Dusel/The Telescope [Show as...

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Voters have questions for Congressman Issa at town hall

“Do your job! Do your job! Do your job,” shouted many disgruntled voters at a town hall meeting at the Junior Seau Community Center in Oceanside on March 11. Rep. Darrel Issa of Vista and other Republican leaders have been scrutinized over the direction of the country under the Trump administration. Since December, North County voters like Ellen Montanari of Solana Beach, have protested in front of Issa’s federal...

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Ground breaks for south education center
Mar13

Ground breaks for south education center

Written by Emilia Bury and Ashley Magdaleno   Palomar College broke ground on a new satellite campus in Rancho Bernardo increasing the amount of classes offered to students for the summer of 2018. Palomar College held a groundbreaking ceremony in honor of its upcoming South Education Center on March 3 in Rancho Bernardo. In a succession of speeches at the event, President Joi Lin Blake, Governing Board Secretary John Halcón and...

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The A-building conundrum

Completion of the A building has been delayed until the summer, while students and staff have expressed concerns over the renovations. The renovations team was aiming to finish construction in April, but are now striving to complete the project this coming summer. Under Palomar’s Educational and Facilities Master Plan, the school called for a new administration building where all administration departments could be centralized....

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