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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 6557 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...support for TMT’s construction is split among Hawaiians/part Hawaiians on Hawaii Island, with 46 percent of those polled in support of the project and 45 percent opposed....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 3868 Views :: Higher Education

Average debt for 2015 UH Law School graduates who took out loans to pay for their legal education was $54,988....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Golden Parachutes are Expensive -- Massive tuition increases approved by UH regents
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 3437 Views :: Higher Education

UH leadership claimed that the money raised through the increase will only be used for projects that modernize student spaces, classrooms and laboratories....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Report: $10K ‘Affordability Gap’ for Hawaii College Students
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 5246 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

Between low wages and high net prices, no state can claim that the average four-year college is affordable for low-income students....

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Leaving Hawaii: Decision on New Site for Thirty Meter Telescope set for ‘Early 2017’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 7945 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

New locations that are being considered include Baja California in Mexico, the Canary Islands and Chile, as well as locations in India and China....

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Report on UH lab explosion reveals deep, systemic safety failures
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 3811 Views :: Higher Education
“Serious deficiencies in the institution’s approach to laboratory safety, [especially the] lack of a culture of safety.”
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
HB2772: UH Rape Policy Now Written into State Law
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4762 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

In April, UH expanded is sexual harassment policies with a new Executive Policy on Consensual Relationships....

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Friday, July 1, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Clock
By Robert Thomas @ 4:47 PM :: 5549 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary

...the Hawaii Supreme Court clarified a point of appellate procedure that has been unnecessarily vague -- and therefore dangerous -- for a while....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Oppression of Education
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:54 AM :: 8353 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...it’s clear who the real oppressors are....

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
UH launches whistleblower hotline
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 4608 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...to confidentially report violations of laws, rules, regulations and UH policies....

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Office of Maunakea Management: 16 Years of Stewardship
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 5876 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

Recent news making events have detracted from the great strides in the management of Maunakea....

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Telescope: Nobody can remove all fears of reversal
By Robert Thomas @ 7:39 PM :: 8445 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the late request by the University to remove Judge Amano ... out of a fear that retaining her might be overturned on appeal, invites the Board to subvert its own independent judgment....

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Hawaii Taxpayer-Funded Hi Tech Future: Cookies? Chopsticks?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 5299 Views :: Higher Education, Tax Credits

"specialty crafted gourmet cookies made on Maui"

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Friday, June 3, 2016
Telescope: BLNR Sticks With Judge Amano
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 8140 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
...the Board unanimously denied a motion to disqualify retired Hilo judge Riki May Amano as the hearing officer in the case....
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
To Satisfy Protesters, UH Begins Decommissioning Three Perfectly Good Telescopes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 6923 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH time has consistently been oversubscribed on all observatories ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Regents to Vote on New UH Cancer Center Director
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 4839 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

“He can be instrumental in our efforts to keep the UH Cancer Center NCI-designated"

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
PUEO Hawaiians Support Telescope
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 7786 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to dispel the myth that all Native Hawaiians oppose the project....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Telescope to Avoid "Death By A Thousand Days?"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:42 PM :: 7947 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

"Why not just send it straight to the justices, if they are going to decide it eventually?”

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Act 48: Enviro Disputes Go Directly to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 6980 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

...contested case hearings before the commissions on Water Resource Management, Land Use, Public Utilities, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and cases involving conservation districts, to be directly appealed to the Hawai‘i Supreme Court....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
BYUH One of 20 Best Education Schools in US
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 5055 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...The 2016 National College Education Program Rankings have been released by ToBecomeATeacher.org....

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Saturday, May 7, 2016
BLNR Refuses to Replace Telescope Hearing Officer
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 6670 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

All seven members of BLNR directed retired Hawai‘i island Judge Riki May Amano to proceed as the contested case hearing officer....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 5121 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

College Affordability Diagnosis shows that higher education has gone from expensive to unaffordable for most American families....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
UH Budget Request Rejected by House, Senate Drafts
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 3692 Views :: Higher Education

...much of the university’s request is not accommodated in either the House or Senate version of the budget....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Auditor: At First Only Hawai’i Free Press Noticed our Mauna Kea Report
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:07 PM :: 4765 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

Suddenly, our findings, conclusions, and recommendations became important reference material for both sides of the debate....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Hawaii Featured in 2016 Congressional Pig Book
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 6273 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Higher Education

The East-West Center in Hawaii received a $5.9 million earmark....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
UH Professors Banned from Sex with Students
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3630 Views :: Higher Education

...favoritism and abuse of trust and power could lead to sexual harassment....

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Appointing Mauna Kea Hearing Officer
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 6071 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...retired Hawaii island circuit court judge Riki May Amano (Ret.) has been selected as the hearings officer to conduct the Mauna Kea contested case hearing....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos: Hate-Fueled Attack on Mauna Kea Radio Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 7827 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...The suspect gained entry by ramming our gates then used his vehicle to ram our outer steel doors multiple times and proceed to beat on our inner doors....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuition up 136%: UH Manoa Ranks #1 in USA—and Administration Wants More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 5573 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Startclass examined data from the National Center for Education Statistics to find the public schools with the highest tuition increases over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Feathering Their Own Nests, UH Administrators to Peddle Latest Round of Tuition Hikes at Public Meetings
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3711 Views :: Higher Education

...open public meetings statewide from March 28 to May 5....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
State Hands IT Systems to New UH Tech Center
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4970 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

Lassner noted that “The state has had IT facilities challenges for years...."

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Report: Educational Attainment in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 4668 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

The national average of people with a graduate degree or professional degree was 11.0 percent while Hawaii’s population fell slightly short with 10.3 percent.....

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Former OHA Staffer Joins Office of Mauna Kea Management
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 5187 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

For fourteen years, Lukela served as an Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee Aide ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
HB1249: Guilty until Proven Innocent of Rape
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 4993 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii Legislature is considering a pair of bills based on California’s affirmative-consent standard that would make it nearly impossible for accused University of Hawaii System students to prove they received consent in a sexual encounter....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
State Looking For A TMT Hearing Officer–Deadline 430pm Today
By Robert Thomas @ 1:21 PM :: 6115 Views :: Higher Education, Land Use, OHA
Are you a lawyer and need something to do for the next 6-12 months?
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Communist Acquitted Killer Named Inouye Professor at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 6880 Views :: Higher Education

...We think the Republicans are going to win, so we need to whip the students into a frenzy as we did when Bush was President....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
UH Cancer Center: E-Cigs are Cutting Deep into our Tobacco Tax Revenue—So We’re Hitting Back
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 6560 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Taxes
What if people stop smoking cigarettes? How are you going to pay the mortgage and salaries?
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
‘Sacred’ Greenmail: OHA urges Legislators to charge observatories higher rent
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 6922 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

The bills, SB 2127 and HB 1658, say UH has “failed to charge sufficient sublease rent...."

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
VIDEO: Politically Incorrect Hawaiian Punch Prepares You for the Real World
By Video @ 1:38 PM :: 6404 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Higher Education

Comedian Tom Shillue, host of Red Eye on Fox News Channel....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy at UH Manoa Bio-Safety Lab
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 3842 Views :: Higher Education

...CDC found "widespread regulatory noncompliance" in the university's labs that use biological agents and toxins....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
VIDEO: Thirty Meter Telescope, Putting The "Puaa" Back In Ahupuaa, And Oprah Elections
By Robert Thomas @ 6:23 PM :: 5895 Views :: Akaka Bill, Higher Education, OHA
"Are the Courts Crazy?"
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Saturday, January 9, 2016
$6.8 million in grants promote STEM jobs for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 5588 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Implementing K–12 programs in computer, engineering or biomedical science....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
UH appeals NCAA ruling on men’s basketball program
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 4168 Views :: Higher Education

UH now has 30 days to state its case and submit relevant documents and the NCAA Committee on Infractions will then have 30 days to respond. A final decision is expected by early summer 2016....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
OHA Trying to Convince Telescope to Stay and Pay
By Video @ 4:41 PM :: 9991 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Whatʻs In It For Them If TMT Decides To Stay....

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Friday, January 1, 2016
OHA 2016 Legislative Package: Telescope Rent Money, Control of Mauna Kea Tours
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 AM :: 7819 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...ensure a “fair rate of return” in establishing sublease rent....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Man OK With Pedophilia Loses Bid to Teach Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 5777 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

"the university could look to what Oyama said as an indication of what he would do once certified."

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
NCAA Suspends Gib Arnold – UH Regents Then Award Him Another $700K
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 8455 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

The former head coach provided false or misleading information during the investigation, allowed his director of operations to participate in coaching activities, and failed to report a possible violation....

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
UH Manoa #1 in Eyes of Chinese Communists
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 4951 Views :: Higher Education

"...this award ... signifies the excellent caliber of teaching, research and activities at our Center for Chinese Studies and School of Pacific and Asian Studies,” said Bley-Vroman....

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Video: Millennials as Free Market Champions
By Video @ 2:38 AM :: 3822 Views :: Higher Education

..Keli'i Akina sits down with Clarke Velasco and Sean Mitsui....

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Sunday, December 13, 2015
An Early Christmas Present from IRS to Heald Students
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4554 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

Students often owed $40,000 or more in college loans – holding a degree they claimed was inadequate at best....

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