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North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)

Chase Spear

March 18, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.

Work begins on major addition to MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus

Grading is underway for a new $11.8 million Student Services and Administration building at MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus, pictured Sept. 20. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Chase Spear

September 20, 2019

MiraCosta College announced last month that work is beginning on a new Student Services and Administration building at its San Elijo campus in Cardiff. The campus will host a groundbreaking for the $11.8 million project on Oct. 10.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

November 7, 2018

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

Local educators, state rep lukewarm on proposed online community college

A new statewide online California community college is proposed to focus on career and credential programs. Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget plan calls for $120 million to have the college up and running by the fall 2019. (Photo by Juliette Leufke, Unsplash)

Joel Vaughn

July 6, 2018

A state online community college may be just over the horizon, though local faculty and elected officials aren’t quite sure if it’s entirely necessary. (Audio story included)

MiraCosta College launches programs in cybersecurity, drone operations

MiraCosta College’s Technology Career Institute, pictured April 7, 2015, is located in Carlsbad. (MiraCosta College photo)

North Coast Current

June 4, 2018

MiraCosta College is launching a cybersecurity degree program, the only one of its kind in the region, in an effort to provide certification for such in-demand professions, the Oceanside-based community college announced June 4.

MiraCosta College District reports high marks on 2017 fiscal audit

North Coast Current

February 1, 2018

The MiraCosta Community College District received what it called a “good bill of health” on a recent financial audit, officials announced Jan. 29.

MiraCosta College launches biotech bachelor’s degree

The first cohort of students in MiraCosta College's biomanufacturing bachelor's program starts this fall. (MiraCosta College photo)

North Coast Current

September 1, 2017

MiraCosta College marks the launch of its first four-year bachelor’s degree program in biomanufacturing this fall, the college announced Aug. 29.

OCEANSIDE: Latino Book & Family Festival at MiraCosta Aug. 12

Children and books. (Photo by Ben White, Unsplash)

August 7, 2017

OCEANSIDE — One of the largest cultural events of the year comes to MiraCosta College Aug. 12 when The Latino Book & Family Festival makes a stop at MiraCosta College’s Oceanside campus 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug 12. More than 60 published authors will be on hand to discuss their books at the free...

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