Canvas to replace Blackboard at Palomar
Mar16

Canvas to replace Blackboard at Palomar

Palomar is changing the learning software students use for classes with an online component. Blackboard, the former software, will become obsolete as students will now be using a sleeker learning management system in Canvas. The process is going take place over one year with the goal of all courses being on Canvas by spring of 2018. The pilot of Canvas started in spring 2016 with 400 initial student users. Fall of 2016 opened both...

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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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Retired coach dead
Mar14

Retired coach dead

Palomar Retiree Jim Clayton, 84, passed away at his home in Escondido on January 29th. Clayton started his teaching career at Palomar College in 1967 in the Physical Education Department. In addition, he served as head baseball coach and assistant football coach. Later he became the Director of Extended Education at the Escondido Center in July 1990 and retired with more than 35 years of service. Clayton had a Bachelor of Science...

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Spring diversity event
Mar13

Spring diversity event

SAN MARCOS—Associated Student Government will be holding an event to show diversity on campus. The event will include free pizza, games with prizes, and performances by dancers from the Native American Students Association, as well as others including AmonTheMC, a student hip-hop artist. The event will be attended by several clubs showing what they have to offer, and showing the diversity of interest available on campus. The...

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Community Outreach
Mar13

Community Outreach

SAN MARCOS – Meet your local law enforcement while enjoying free music and cake. Gear Up and the Palomar Police Department will be hosting an inaugural public safety community outreach on April 5. Officials from law enforcement departments including Palomar College, San Diego Sheriff’s, Escondido, MiraCosta College, CSU San Marcos, Oceanside, California Highway Patrol, and the San Marcos Fire Department will gather from...

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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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