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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Building blocks for a new ASG
Sep11

Building blocks for a new ASG

Student representation on campus has two new faces. On April 20 2017, Palomar College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wrapped up with its presidential, and vice presidential election. In the aftermath, 34-year-old Chris Hopp was elected president, and 20-year-old Amber Bancroft was elected vice-president; both candidates ran unopposed for their respective positions. The 21-year-old Senator Armanda Contreras, who has been with...

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Hussain investigation is faced with scrutiny
May24

Hussain investigation is faced with scrutiny

The results of a district funded independent investigation into the conduct of Palomar Dean Syed Khaled Hussain was released, clearing him of all 18 allegations, but a number of faculty called the report biased. Faculty testified against the report at the May 9 governing board meeting, and a previous coworker at a different school has mention similar problematic behavior. Hussain says he will be back but administrators say that no...

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Student Government candidates run for office unopposed
Apr22

Student Government candidates run for office unopposed

The Associated Student Government (ASG) elections took place last week, and only one student ran for each executive office. ASG holds elections for president and vice president at the end of every spring semester, and this year’s election ended on April 20. Chris Hopp was the only candidate for president and Amber Bancroft was the only candidate for vice president. The results of the election not yet known as of press time....

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Palomar job expo arrives
Apr19

Palomar job expo arrives

SAN MARCOS – If you’re unsure of your career or which field you want to join, the answer you have been looking for is right under your nose. Palomar College’s annual job expo will be taking place in the SU-Quad, April 26 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find over 70 companies and counting with many experienced counselors for you to talk with one on one, and find the right job for you. Throughout the venues you will be able to...

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Associated Student Government, what you need to know
Apr14

Associated Student Government, what you need to know

Palomar elected student representatives are in charge of implementing programs and activities for students through an annual budget of $30,000. The ASG serve on various committees to ensure that the student voice is heard within the Palomar administration. In addition, they provide services and host events such as Spring Fest and Diversity Day. Two-term ASG President Malik Spence stated, “there are many constituent groups on campus,...

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