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Monday, October 22, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing Threatened with Expulsion from UH
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 AM :: 10097 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Higher Education, Politicians

It took three months for UHSC to stop Ing from misrepresenting himself but after Ing was threatened with expulsion from UH, he capitulated....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Report: Research Funding for Burns School of Medicine Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 8488 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

The University of Hawaii continues to publish groundbreaking discoveries from their mesothelioma research efforts. But does the precarious state of our American research universities put mesothelioma research in jeopardy?

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Monday, June 18, 2012
UH Manoa ‘Confucius Institute’: Chinese Communist Party Celebrates its Influence in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 4174 Views :: Higher Education

"...a source of opinions and authority that is ultimately answerable to the Chinese Communist Party and which is not subject to scholarly review...."

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A Higher Education Revolution
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:23 AM :: 3180 Views :: Higher Education
...college costs have increased 439 since 1985, despite a 475 percent increase in federal subsidies such as Pell Grants. In other words, more federal funding hasn't decreased the cost of attending college....
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Sneak Attack: Re-write of Pearl Harbor History Awaits Death of WW2 Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 AM :: 20639 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education, Military

...it is the role of academics to "correct" ... history. As one organizer commented, this will be more easily accomplished once the WWII generation has passed away. Another wrote, "America's nostalgic war memories are beginning to fray around the edges"....

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Chinese Communists Cheer Formation of “Zhou Enlai Peace Institute” in Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:52 PM :: 7706 Views :: World News, Higher Education
 Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Liu Xiaobo
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Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Battling back from Sex Harassment charges, Stacy Higa gets a nod from leading Feminists
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 7542 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Higher Education

After being hounded for years by charges of sexual harassment leveled against him by a former aide in a 2006 EEOC complaint, former Big Isle Council Chair and Mayoral candidate Stacy Higa has been named Executive Director of the Hawaii State Commission for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps programs in Hawaii.

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Friday, February 18, 2011
Slom: Feds not investigating Palafox
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:03 PM :: 5305 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

KITV reported that the accusations against Dr. Palafox may have been false and driven by two DOH employees he was about to lay off. Information I have confirms that the Federal Government does not view Dr. Palafox as one under any investigation.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Flashback: East-West Center hammered for “sustained, biased and politically-motivated attack on World War II veterans”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 10597 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education, Military

What you are observing below is the beginning of what will become a sustained campaign to re-write the history of “The Good War” and “The Greatest Generation” to fit the mold of social-democratic propaganda.  BTW: Dan Inouye is paying for all of this….

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Friday, January 28, 2011
Abercrombie Administration admits lying about Palafox withdrawal
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 9977 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

Adding to its developing reputation for secrecy, the Abercrombie Administration has now clearly lied about at least one aspect of the sudden withdrawal of Dr Neal Palafox’s DoH nomination.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Palafox subject of Fraud Investigation? Abercrombie’s DoH pick withdraws
By Selected News Articles @ 10:39 PM :: 10445 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

Governor Abercrombie’s nominee to head the State Department of Health, Dr Neal Palafox MD, has suddenly withdrawn his name from consideration. HNN and the Star-Advertiser report that Palafox may be “involved in a medical reimbursement investigation.”  Palafox was picked over Senator Josh Green MD of Kona.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Segregated Sisterhood of Neil Abercrombie and Nancie Caraway
By Andrew Walden @ 11:47 PM :: 14213 Views :: Democratic Party, Higher Education, Politicians

"Well, yes, there are crucial times when loquacious white mouths need to stay shut...."  -- Segregated Sisterhood P197

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Monday, August 23, 2010
Terrorism? Sovereignty activists prove UHH Professor’s unspoken point
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 10817 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, Higher Education, OHA

Dr Thom Curtis, Chair of the UH Hilo Sociology Department, gave the August address to the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on the topic of “Home-Grown Terrorism” on Sunday, 22 August....

After his speech, which dealt entirely with Islamist terrorism, the meeting was disrupted by many Hawaiian Sovereignty proponents who dominated the session with loud and acrimonious statements and prevented the usual civil discussion expected of the topic.

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Friday, November 06, 2009
Furloughs: Advertiser sides with “sustainability” billionaires against “Save our Sports”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:06 PM :: 13506 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Higher Education, Taxes

According to an October 26 editorial piece thinly disguised as a news analysis, Save Our Sports’ success in raising $1.2 million for Hawaii’s 55 public high school athletic programs indicates a “shift toward an ‘American Idol’-style system of public funding that rewards popularity over merit.”

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Saturday, September 05, 2009
Raycom Honolulu TV Deal: Honolulu Community Media Council has its own issues with "media control"
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 10049 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Obama

The Honolulu Community Media Council (HCMC) is working with Georgetown University attorneys from the so-called "Institute for Public Representation" to challenge the Raycom Media deal linking the news operations of KGMB, KHNL and KFVE.

According the the HCMC, the Raycom deal is "nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to avoid regulatory scrutiny by the FCC and that Raycom will exercise control over all three stations in defiance of the FCC ownership rules."

But the Honolulu Community Media Council has its own decades-long history of "thinly veiled attempt(s)" to "exercise control" over the media....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Antonio Gramsci Reading List
By Selected News Articles @ 1:24 AM :: 84472 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Higher Education

Gramscian ideas are far advanced in America. You see them in "hate crimes" laws, in gender equity legislation, in forced corporate "sensitivity" training, in the menace of coerced "right thinking" in the universities. You feel the nuances of it in casual conversation. It's an attitude at a cocktail party.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tied to Iranian regime, UH Manoa Prof. defends accused Buenos Aires bomber, ducks debate
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 7328 Views :: National News, Higher Education, Military

UH Manoa professor Farideh Farhi, an advisor to the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a group that lobbies for better relations with the Islamic Republic, challenged me a couple weeks ago...for a column questioning Iranian sincerity in diplomacy.... Today Tabnak (website of accused Buenos Aires bomber) suggests why: In the course of discussing the controversy, it mentions that Farhi worked some years for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Indeed, her work at the Foreign Ministry coincided with Holocaust revisionist conferences.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea -- Let the looting begin!
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 16458 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

(SB Headline is "GOTCHA!".  After OHA's rent-seeking lawsuits begin, it will become more clear what that means.  For now everybody is celebrating ....) 

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation to select Mauna Kea as the preferred site for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)....

 "Having the most advanced telescope in the world on the slopes of Mauna Kea will enhance Hawai‘i’s high-technology sector, while providing our students with education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Engineered choice: How to pick a Greenwood
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 8196 Views :: Higher Education

As hundreds of UH system president nominees whittled down to only one ethically-challenged candidate, many Hawaii political observers wondered how MRC Greenwood became the only choice left for UH system President. The short answer is political interference playing against the UH liberal arts faculty’s lack of respect for academic freedom.

On one side: Dan Inouye and his BoR cronies seeking a candidate who will defend federally-funded projects such as UARC, and the Thirty Meter Telescope, and defend UH biotech research on behalf of Hawaii’s contribution-rich biotech industry. On the other: the academic left’s open lack of respect for the academic freedom of anybody they disagree with—including those who wish to study plant biotechnology or do military-funded research.

The episodic challenges necessitated by Inouye’s political requirements contrast with many other US universities such as Greenwood’s former stomping grounds, UC Santa Cruz, which have simply caved into the demands of the left and no longer make any serious pretense of academic freedom.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Islam Day: UH Religion Professor comes back for more
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 22651 Views :: Higher Education, Military, Religion

Now--in response to the response--Frankel claims he “typed in the wrong date” for “Islam Day”. In a commentary posted May 25 on HawaiiReporter.com, Frankel pretends to “take full responsibility” for becoming the only person on Earth--other than Hawaii Legislators and Muslim Association of Hawaii (MAH) leaders --to claim that “the 12th day of Rabi ul-Awwal will fall on September 24, 2009 (Islam Day).”

Frankel then goes on to explain helpfully that, “September 24, 2009 should correspond to the 21st day of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.”

Once again Frankel is dead wrong -- and has again exposed an utterly stupendous ignorance of his own field of study. One quick glance at an Islamic calendar shows that September 24, 2009 corresponds to the 4th day of Shawwal. The 21st day of Ramadan will be … September 11, 2009. Perhaps this is Frankel’s idea of a joke?

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Telescope: The Shakedown begins
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 11269 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Some may have thought this problem was settled when activists were given plum jobs at Hilo’s shiny new Imiloa Astronomy center, but shakedown is the foundation of Hawai`i’s so-called economy and when Dan Inouye plops a $1.2 billion money bag on the top of Mauna Kea, the grasping begins.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Conspiracy Nuts Pass Out Cash
By Andrew Walden @ 12:08 PM :: 4625 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Military

“Nancy Aleck, the dynamic Exec. Director of the People's Fund, a progressive, grassroots, small-grants ($3,000 limit) organization, will be on the Big Island during Sept. 20-23 to present information and grant request forms ….”

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Thursday, April 21, 2005
Horowitz Speaks to U. Hawaii Students
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 662 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education
Horowitz Speaks to U. Hawaii Students by Andrew Walden In a lively exchange of ideas, David Horowitz, leader of Students for Academic Freed...
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