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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)

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

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.
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)

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

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

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

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.
California community colleges are moving away from a purely enrollment-based funding formula to a mix of enrollment and student outcomes. (Photo by Aaron Murphy, Freeimages)

Local community colleges weigh challenges of new state funding model

Joel Vaughn February 14, 2019
The purpose of community college lies in its funding, and that model is undergoing some key changes.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

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

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

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

MiraCosta College launches programs in cybersecurity, drone operations

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.
Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

Cool on the Coast: March toward spring with these events

Michele Leivas March 11, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
(FreeImages photo by Bas van de Wiel)

Cool on the Coast: Wrap up February with food, music, fun

Michele Leivas February 21, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.

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

MiraCosta College launches biotech bachelor’s degree

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

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

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....

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