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Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

Cal State San Marcos classes back in session as faculty union reaches deal with CSU

North Coast Current January 23, 2024
The California Faculty Association and California State University system reached a tentative agreement Monday night that ended a strike that could have affected CSU San Marcos and campuses across the state for a week.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

CSU San Marcos, SDSU face faculty union strike Jan. 22

North Coast Current January 9, 2024
California Faculty Association leadership has called for a systemwide California State University strike from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, which would affect the start of classes for campuses such as CSU San Marcos.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

California Faculty Association members vote for CSU strike

North Coast Current October 30, 2023
The California Faculty Association, which represents instructors at state university campuses including CSU San Marcos and San Diego State, announced on Oct. 30 that a majority of its voting membership had approved the authorization of a strike.
Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)

Palomar College opts for Monday closure as Tropical Storm Hilary arrives; MiraCosta remains open

North Coast Current August 20, 2023
Palomar College has chosen to close its facilities Monday, Aug. 21, as Tropical Storm Hilary arrived in the region.
Hurricane Hilary, which formed off the coast of Mexico (pictured in an Aug. 17 satellite image), is predicted to bring potentially heavy rains and high winds as a tropical storm to San Diego County and Southern California on Sunday through Monday. (NOAA National Hurricane Center photo)

CSU San Marcos announces Hilary storm closure; community colleges remain open for now

North Coast Current August 19, 2023
California State University San Marcos has canceled in-person classes and activities for Monday, Aug. 21, to mitigate potential impacts from Hilary, a hurricane that is expected to hit the San Diego region as a tropical storm over the weekend into the start of the week.
A rendering shows the future MiraCosta College Student Services Building, which is expected to be completed by spring 2024. (MiraCosta College/DLR Group image)

Significant construction in progress at MiraCosta College

OsideNews August 8, 2023
Major construction and renovation projects are underway as MiraCosta College’s fall semester approaches, with new buildings and significant upgrades to the Oceanside campus set for completion in the next two years.
Palomar College’s Learning Resource Center. (Courtesy photo)

Funds earmarked for Palomar College program with NCTD

North Coast Current July 8, 2023
Palomar College is in line to receive funding for an apprenticeship program to train North County Transit District workers in emerging zero-emission transportation systems, the college recently announced.
Palomar College student Garrett Glassell (left) stands ready to film a scene for the independent project “Red Blooded” on Aug. 5, 2022, which was filmed partly at the San Marcos campus. Pictured with Glassell are actors Kevin Quezada (center) and Cayden Dillingham. Glassells own Palomar project, a public service announcement, recently earned an Emmy nomination. (Photo by Jennie Olson Six, courtesy of Mercury Cinema)

Oceanside student among Palomar College Emmy nominees

North Coast Current June 13, 2023
Three Palomar College student media projects have earned regional Emmy nominations, the college announced June 9.
Although North San Diego County college journalism programs face declining enrollments, loss of revenue, and technological and other challenges, educators remain hopeful that their relevancy can remain intact. (Photo by Utsav Srestha via Unsplash)

News Education: College media programs battling multiple challenges

Charlene Pulsonetti November 14, 2022
When Advanced Web Offset, San Diego County’s last large-scale offset printer, closed and subsequently merged with Anaheim-based Advantage ColorGraphics, the fate of local print publications — including those from high schools and colleges — hung in the balance.
Palomar College officials take part in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18, for the San Marcos community college’s first football stadium since its founding in 1946. A new softball stadium will also be built. (Palomar College photo)

Palomar College breaks ground on football, softball stadiums

North Coast Current October 20, 2022
By this time next year, Palomar College’s football team will likely be able to host its first home games in the San Marcos community college’s history upon the completion of a new stadium, which officials celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 18.
Newspapers. (Photo by Tim Mossholder via Unsplash)

North San Diego County colleges end student newspaper print editions

Roman S. Koenig October 12, 2022
The leading institutions of higher education in North San Diego County are all without printed student news publications as of Oct. 12, ending a nearly 80-year tradition in the region.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at California State University San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

CSU San Marcos auxiliary receives federal grant of more than $200K

North Coast Current August 23, 2022
The California State University San Marcos Corp., a self-supporting auxiliary to CSU San Marcos, recently received more than $200,000 in federal funds geared toward helping disadvantaged students seeking doctoral degrees, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, Aug. 18.
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