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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Optimism About Astronomy on Mauna Kea
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 719 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...A year ago I would have been pessimistic….”  …but … Recent developments make John O’Meara “optimistic about astronomy on Mauna Kea whether or not TMT is part of it....”

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Critical Race Theory Programs at UH Med School
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 AM :: 1220 Views :: Higher Education

... mandatory education in anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, or some other form of critical race theory-linked program, either through mandatory training or in the curriculum ....

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
Public meetings for proposed tuition increase in 2025, 2026
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 676 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

... a 2% increase in resident tuition rates at the three UH universities in AY 2025–26 and a 2% increase in AY 2026–27 ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
UH enrollment dips
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 812 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... There are 48,373 students currently enrolled at UH, down from 49,773 students in 2021, a 2.8% decrease ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Meet the Honolulu CC & Kapiolani CC chancellor finalists
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 1053 Views :: Higher Education

... Each finalist was selected by University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges Erika Lacro based on recommendations from the chancellor search advisory committee ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
SEC Fines Bank of Hawaii in ‘Pay to Play’ Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 1718 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... A Bank of Hawaii officer oversaw major UH investment management contracts after dropping a $1000 contribution into Governor David Ige’s 2018 reelection campaign ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
UH Strategic Plan draft available for public review and comment
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 944 Views :: Higher Education

...The plan will guide Hawaiʻi’s public higher education, 10-campus system for the next six years....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1445 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...I want to thank these individuals for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way,” said Gov. Ige....

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
​Face masks no longer required at UH after Friday, September 16
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 777 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... The remaining face mask requirements on University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties will be lifted after Friday, September 16 ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2022
Hawaii Ranks #1 for Student Loan Deadbeats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 1267 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... No state has a higher percentage of student-loan balances past due or in default ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1119 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 PM :: 1119 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Hawaii's six community colleges vary in quality ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Public Hearings re TMT All this Week
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 7:19 PM :: 1274 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun the TMT environmental impact statement process.  Right now they are holding public hearings ....

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 2393 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Deconstruction of Maunakea telescope set to begin
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
UH to Require COVID Masks for Fall Semester
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 1075 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Masking continues to be required indoors in classrooms ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
UH dashboard provides public, officials with Red Hill water crisis data
By News Release @ 7:56 AM :: 1215 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Military

... The method can be used to flag samples with trace concentrations of dissolved contaminants, as low as 10 parts per billion diesel fuel ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
State Extends Deadline for Applicants for Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1831 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Applicant deadline extended to August 8, 2022 ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Confucius Institutes Rebrand to Circumvent U.S. Policy, Report Finds
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1653 Views :: Ethics, World News, First Amendment, Higher Education

... The University of Hawaii Manoa invited at least two CI staff to remain on campus ....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Hawaii’s NASED -- Another sports venue that fails to generate promised revenue
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 1498 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Tourism

... Decades of studies have shown that publicly financed stadiums, even those that include housing and retail projects, do not bring in enough money to offset public investments ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
National Science Foundation to Launch EIS Process for Mauna Kea Telescope
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1324 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... We invite you to review this Draft CEP and provide any comments you may have by the end of the day on September 17, 2022 ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
We are one step closer to TMT!
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 9:57 PM :: 1753 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation will be starting the environmental review process for TMT on Mauna Kea on Tuesday next week ....

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
UH Regents Evaluate Lassner, identify priorities for coming year
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 1040 Views :: Higher Education

"... Enrollment decline at other UH campuses is not as steep as the national average ...."

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
Can the State Tax Itself?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1268 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

... Tax Department wanted get a piece of the UH research grants ....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Why Panos Prevedouros Left Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 AM :: 2598 Views :: Higher Education, Rail, Cost of Living

... The former chairman of the University of Hawaii’s civil engineering department says aloha ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
HB2024: UH Outlines Mauna Kea Leases to be Abandoned
By News Release @ 7:41 AM :: 1400 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 HD1 SD2 CD1 assumes that UH Real Property Agreements become property owned and controlled by the MKSOA by legislative directive ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
TMT Telescope Abandons Part of Building Permit
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 1668 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... DOH received a Notice of Cessation from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
How COVID-19 Models Shaped Hawaii Lockdown Policy
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1008 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... By 2021, the team relied on the locally tailored model developed by UH Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
UH Board of Regents approves updated Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1396 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “The University of Hawaiʻi would still be responsible to care for Maunakea under that bill until 2028,” said Lassner, noting that the measure could still be vetoed ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2022 UH Legislative Recap: Key takeaways, budget breakdown
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 987 Views :: Higher Education

... state support to increase the seating capacity at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex was NOT included in the budget ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Who has the most Student Debt? -- 16 Hawaii Towns Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 5:40 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... 2022’s Cities with the Most & Least Student Debt ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
UH to Pause Work on Mauna Kea Master Lease
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1450 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 CD1 makes it clear that the new Authority will be responsible for deciding if there will be more or less astronomy on Maunakea than the nine observatories allowed under the current UH Master Plan ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
DLNR: Mauna Kea Bill Dangerous, Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 1401 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 CD1 leaves significant gaps that could result in worse management of Mauna Kea’s natural and cultural resources ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
UH Survey: Gender Based Violence Hysteria Eases Slightly
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1028 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

... Gender-based violence and harassment prevalence has decreased since the previous survey across all categories ....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
OHA Trustees Reject Maunakea Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 1570 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... an appraisal must be taken to set the commercial value of the lease and to ensure that the lease rent is set to ensure the highest return to the State and to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Full Text: Conference Committee Issues Proposed Draft to Create Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 1637 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... This afternoon, the legislative conference committee on House Bill (HB) 2024, Relating to Mauna Kea, issued a proposed conference draft (CD 1) ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
UHERO: Astronomy impact on Hawaiʻi even greater with ‘spillover’ effects
By UHERO @ 5:23 PM :: 1148 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The extent of astronomy’s economic impact on the state goes well beyond the standard economic measurements when “spillover” effects are included ....

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Sunday, April 10, 2022
UHPA: UH Faculty Approve 14.35% Pay Hike
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 1302 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...Increases salaries by 14.35% compounded over the three years, not including the one-time 1% bonus--99.1% vote to approve....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
UH Faculty Senate Denounces Sen Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 1546 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

... Senator Kim pushed the elimination of a tenured faculty member’s position and introduced SB 3269 SD1, a bill that attempted to alter tenure and transfer managerial authority over the university from the Board of Regents to the legislature ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ige Appoints Five to BoE and Two to BoR
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1392 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

 ... The appointments are subject to approval by the Senate .... 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
College enrollment down sharply
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 1375 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... public universities were hit the hardest with a 13.2 drop in new freshmen enrollment over the two-year pandemic period ....

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Monday, March 28, 2022
UH Prof Named KSBE Trustee
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 1114 Views :: Higher Education

... Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, interim assistant vice provost for faculty excellence and Department of Political Science professor, is the newest addition to the five-member Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Anti-Telescope Leaders Oppose HB2024 -- 'Bill does not provide any benefits'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 AM :: 1870 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Thi$ Bill DOE$ NOT provide for any benefit$, or any procedure for $uch benefit$ to tran$fer to the beneficiarie$...." -- Anti-Telescope Protest Leaders

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Innovative States? Hawaii Ranks 40th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 1221 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... knowledge and technology outputs are America’s particular strengths--but not Hawaii's ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Public feedback needed for update to Maunakea management plan
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1763 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The draft CMP Supplement does not propose projects or land uses. It must be approved by the UH Board of Regents (BOR) and then approved by the BLNR at public meetings to take effect ....

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
​UH Mānoa receives full 10-year accreditation
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1047 Views :: Higher Education

... The work toward accreditation began in 2017 and involved the new WASC process—Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation.... UH Mānoa’s themes were Native Hawaiian Place of Learning, Transformational Student Success, and Academic Innovation and Engaged Learning.....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Mauna Kea: UH Seeks Cultural Practitioners for 'Cultural Impact Assessment'
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 1484 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... possible effects on cultural practices by future land authorizations ....

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Monday, February 21, 2022
Record graduation rates at UH campuses across the state
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1177 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... University of Hawaiʻi campuses across the state achieved record highs in important graduation and retention metrics for the academic year 2020–21, the first full academic year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Maunakea telescope to be decommissioned this summer
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1561 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... CSO is one of two Maunakea telescopes currently in the final stages of the decommissioning process, established in the Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The UH Hilo Hōkū Kea Telescope is on track to be decommissioned in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, January 30, 2022
Astronomy Adds $221M to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 3729 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The total economic impact of $221 million, which also accounts for indirect and induced impacts, is nearly as much as farming statewide ....

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