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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.
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.

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)

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current May 14, 2014

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major...

Palomar College Governing Board President Nancy Chadwick (left) and college President Robert Deegan celebrate the opening of the remodeled performing arts complex at the San Marcos campus Sept. 20. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Manny Lopez October 2, 2013

Palomar College celebrated the grand opening of its $24 million performing arts complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours and multidisciplinary performances featuring faculty members at...

SAN MARCOS: Vista businessman to be honored Nov. 16

September 24, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Vista entrepreneur Art Barter, owner and chairman of Datron World Communications Inc. and president and CEO of Servant Leadership Institute, is set to receive the Palomar College Comet Award...

SAN MARCOS: College’s Brubeck Theatre reopens

September 19, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Palomar College’s remodeled and expanded performing arts complex, including the Howard Brubeck Theatre, reopens on Sept. 20. A grand opening will be held at 1 p.m. The project has added...

Brass ensemble to perform ‘Blazing in the Brass’

April 2, 2013

SAN MARCOS – Palomar College’s Palomar Brass Ensemble presents “Blazing in the Brass,” classic and contemporary repertoire performed by three ensembles, at 8 p.m. May 1 in Palomar College Performance...

Palomar performance focuses on literary works

April 2, 2013

SAN MARCOS – The Palomar Chamber Singers & Palomar Chorale present “Jabberwocky! A Choral Dreamscape,” highlighting the works of Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling and William Shakespeare,...

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