Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank
Nov14

Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank

The staff lounge, next to the Cafeteria and SU-Quad, is now being converted into a food bank for students. The shift has been cultural, not just for students but faculty as well. Bob Wilson, who generously donated to the expansion of the food bank in honor of his dear friends, Stan and Anita Maag, named it after them, and it has been a huge part of transforming the mindset of helping students when they can’t provide food for...

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Giving Tuesday to take place on campus
Nov12

Giving Tuesday to take place on campus

SAN MARCOS — The Palomar’s fundraising campaign designed to provide financial help, called “Giving Tuesday,” is to be held at 8 1.m. – 5 p.m. on Nov. 28, at Palomar’s main campus in a trailer between the tennis courts and the football field. People will be able to volunteer for any time slot that fits within that schedule. The fundraising consists of an email and call campaign. The Global Day of...

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Palomar leads country with AI innovation
Oct20

Palomar leads country with AI innovation

Palomar has become the first academic institution in the United States to utilize an artificial intelligence robot on its campus. Pepper is an artificial intelligence (AI) robot, originally designed by a French company named Aldebaran Robotics. It has been used in a multitude of settings, including banks, hospitals and even personal homes. Now, the AI is having its debut on an academic institution. Pepper came to Palomar College over...

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Club Rush has long awaited for activity boom
Oct04

Club Rush has long awaited for activity boom

After several semesters of low involvement, clubs saw a boom of student attendance. At Palomar College, Club Rush has had big club turnouts and widespread student participation or has had very low participation and turnouts. This year’s Club Rush wasn’t exactly filled to the brim with people, but saw a spike in student turnout. Previous semesters for example, there was a lack of participation on both the club side and the...

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College Fair
Oct02

College Fair

SAN MARCOS — Representatives from more than 50 colleges will be on campus to provide information and answer student questions at the Fall 2017 College Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the SU-Quad. The event will be hosted by the Transfer Center and will provide students with free pizza, drinks, and prizes. There will also be application workshops and brief question counseling at the event.

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Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration
Sep11

Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration

The contract for one of Palomar College’s deans, who allegedly conducted himself in a manner that was verbally abusive to faculty, and was accused of sexual harassment, was bought out over the summer months. Syed “Khaled” Hussain, was the dean of the Arts, Media, Business and Computer Sciences division. He was hired in the fall of 2016, and almost immediately began experiencing issues with the faculty members that he oversaw. “After...

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