Palomar prevents sexual assault through awareness
May11

Palomar prevents sexual assault through awareness

A fraternity has been in the news recently for a racist video. They’re famous for another insidious behavior, the rape culture. On March 25, 2015 The Daily Show interviewed Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. Their documentary, The Hunting Ground, shows the pervasive rape culture present at universities. The fraternity, SAE: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, is also known as SAE: Sexual Assault Expected. Palomar College is a commuter college. There are no...

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Math professor puts students first
May11

Math professor puts students first

Palomar Professor Fari Towfiq readily places her students as her first priority and is a source of inspiration in higher education, according to her students. Towfiq, who also runs the math center, serves on several different committees such as EEO advisory, Student Council, Faculty Senate and a hiring committee. She also runs the Equivalency Committee, which evaluates other professors. “I adore the way she works,” student...

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Faculty team up for weight loss
May11

Faculty team up for weight loss

Palomar’s faculty and staff took their health and fitness into their own hands during the Spring 2015 Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition. With the help of organized weekly workouts and biweekly weigh-ins, Palomar’s persistent participants said they worked hard over the course of 10 weeks to achieve the own personal weight loss goals as well as compete for the cash prize. Kelly Falcone, a faculty member in the kinesiology/health...

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Voices of Palomar graduates 2015
May11

Voices of Palomar graduates 2015

On May 15, 2015 Palomar College will be having its commencement ceremonies, handing out degrees and certificates, and saying goodbye to a few of you. It’s time for that big sigh of relief – you’re graduating. All the hard work, late nights, lost weekends, homework and stress are closer to evaporating. Some students came directly from high school on their road of a lifelong dream they’d had since they were kids. For some, the road to...

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Retirement bonus postponed again
May11

Retirement bonus postponed again

A decision on whether to grant an early retirement bonus program for employees has been postponed a second time, with the faculty union alleging a conflict of interest. The Governing Board’s decision whether or not to approve the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also known as the SERP, is now set for May 12 after its members review the union’s documents. The faculty union members said they sought legal counsel the day before the...

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First Year Experience moving onto the next grade level
May11

First Year Experience moving onto the next grade level

A program called First Year Experience (FYE) had a great night of celebration for completing their freshman year of college onto their sophomore year. Office specialist third student contact & FYE staff Jeanna Pina Bayaca said, “It was a great night we had a total of 58 students and parents attend the event, and that is the most we have ever had.” The environment of the promotion was very joyful everyone had smiles on...

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