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Monday, February 21, 2022
Record graduation rates at UH campuses across the state
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1956 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 :: 2493 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 :: 4478 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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Friday, January 28, 2022
Aloha Stadium: Sometimes you wonder where political leaders find numbers to fit the narrative
By Video @ 2:24 AM :: 2905 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Higher Education

... Stadium-villages generally create low wage jobs ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 5387 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... No telescopes = No rent money ....

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Monday, January 24, 2022
UH Football Coach Selection Process Illegal?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:00 AM :: 4504 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... attorney Mike Green indicated in the Sunday paper, President Lassner and AD Matlin’s actions may cause legal jeopardy for the State of Hawaii ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 5535 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The plan’s strategies include broadening Native Hawaiian and community participation in planning and programming ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hundreds in Hawaii will get cut of Student Loan Settlement
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1781 Views :: Higher Education

... As part of the settlement, Hawai‘i will receive a total of $367,867 in restitution payments for 1,380 federal loan borrowers. Additionally, 196 Hawai‘i borrowers will receive a total of more than $4.3 million in private loan debt cancellation .... 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2219 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1944 Views :: Higher Education

... Graham resigned, so aside from normal reimbursements and compensation earned, no additional monies will be owed to the coach ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1968 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution ....

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Many UH classes to move online for first two weeks of spring semester
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 1801 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... only courses that can be “effectively taught online” will be impacted ....

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021
UH funding priorities included in Governor’s 2022 budget
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 1531 Views :: Higher Education

... Ige’s supplemental executive budget for the 2022 legislative session includes most of the University of Hawaiʻi’s budget wish list ....

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Saturday, December 18, 2021
Calling OHA's Bluff: Legislators Recommend Removing All Observatories from Maunakea
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 4730 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... without telescopes, who will be left to pay OHA rent? ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
COVID: UH Faculty Win Six More Months of Telework
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 2221 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... Teleworking UH Faculty will be exempt from requirements to submit work plans through June 30, 2022 ....

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Sunday, December 12, 2021
Former University of Guam Professor Sentenced in Bid-Rigging Scheme
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2363 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Military

... produced fictitious bids in order to make the procurement process appear legitimate ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
COVID Brings More Students to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 2356 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Hawaii colleges and universities saw a 3.3% increase in students transferring to their institutions amid the pandemic ....

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Friday, December 10, 2021
UH regents schedule first meeting on new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 2476 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The Master Plan serves as a framework for aligning land-use decisions ....

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Friday, December 3, 2021
Makahiki Stargazing Festival
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1687 Views :: Higher Education

... Please come join OKH, IfA and NOIRLab for solar observations, star-gazing and Makahaiki Games December 4, 3pm @ Magic Island ....

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Friday, December 3, 2021
UH: 96% of our Students Believe Eco-Religion
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 2649 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... ‘Worry and hope’: Producing students to save the world ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Ethics: UH Administrator Finds $9,592.53 in a Forgotten Bank Account
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 3004 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... guess what happens next .... 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Spying on You: Hawaii Insurer Testing 'Accident Predictive System' Based on 'Drive Recorder' in Cars
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2146 Views :: Higher Education, Small Business

... when a risk of an accident is detected by the algorithm based on the data captured by the drive recorder, effective safety measures such as notifying the operations manager of the relevant company and/or encouraging the driver to take a break ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Simoleons: Indigenous scientist calls for research funding change
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1702 Views :: Higher Education

... Fun game: Count the money-related terms in this news release.  We highlighted a few of them ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Spying on You: UH fans encouraged to download LumiSight app
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 2280 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... upload your vaccination information into the LumiSight UH app at least 3 days before the event – and on the day of the event, complete the health questionnaire in the LumiSight UH App ....

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
BLNR to Rule on Whether UH Missed Deadline to Break Ground on TMT
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 3071 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BLNR will rule on a petition for declaratory orders from parties from the 2016-17 Thirty-Meter Telescope permit contested case ....

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
Enrollment across UH system increases for first time in 10 years
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 2048 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The fall 2021 systemwide headcount credit enrollment of 49,773 students is a 0.4% increase compared to fall 2020 ....

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
COVID-19 meets its match: UH football
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:10 AM :: 1723 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... If there is one thing more powerful than COVID-19, apparently it’s a winning football team ....

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Monday, October 11, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination required of all UH employees in 2022
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1932 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... all UH employees, including those who are teleworking, will be required to be fully vaccinated ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
COVID Spy News: Lumisight App Required to Attend UH Athletic Events
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 2511 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Everyone attending UH home athletic events will need to comply with UH’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. This includes uploading proof of vaccination to the UH LumiSight app, receiving approval (may take up to 24 hours), passing the daily health check-in on the app and showing the green “You may report to campus” status with the current date to be allowed into the stadium on gameday ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
VIDEO: UH Virtual Forum on Maunakea Master Plan
By Video @ 8:44 PM :: 2972 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... About 55 questions were submitted and answered during the two hour livestream hosted by Marisa Yamane ....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Higher UH student vaccination rates have positive effects on Oʻahu
By News Release @ 6:28 AM :: 2008 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... COVID cases reduced by 3,000 on Oahu ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 3321 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
​Manoa Rep Dale Kobayashi Speaks at Antivaxxer Rallies
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 9543 Views :: Democratic Party, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Now that the cat is out of the bag, will voters in Manoa reelect their antivaxxer Rep in 2022? ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 2275 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Unvaccinated UH students and employees are required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test to the LumiSight UH app to be on a UH campus or property during the fall 2021 semester ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Hawaiʻi graduates among nation's best on student debt
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 2645 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... Hawaiʻi college graduates are among the least likely to leave school with debt. And for those who do graduate with debt, they owe among the least in the country ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Land for TMT on La Palma: Spanish Court Revokes Telescope License (again)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 5218 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a judge of the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has revoked the concession of public forest land to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
UH Students over 90% Vaxxed
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 2977 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... More than 90% of students attending the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
UH extramural funding hauls in a near-record $485.5M in FY2021
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 2412 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... just $3.1 million shy of UH’s best extramural funding year total of $488.6 million in FY2011 .... 

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Monday, August 16, 2021
UH Community Colleges named best system in U.S.
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The study ranked the schools and their systems through cost and financing, educational outcomes and career outcomes ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Full Text: Proposed UH Policy Regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 2505 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... scheduled to take effect on August 23, 2021, the first day of the 2021 fall semester ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Mauna Kea Working Group Creates Webpage, Working on Report to the Legislature
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 3297 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... MKWG is to present recommendations for a new governance and management structure for Mauna Kea to the Legislature by December 31, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
UHPA Political Action Fund Objection
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 2773 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... Our policy allows Active members of UHPA to object to the $5.00 per month allocation to the Political Action Fund ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
UHPA: Vaccine Mandates Subject to Collective Bargaining
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 3962 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

“The previously announced requirement that all employees return to campus August 3 is rescinded and the COVID-19 Telework leave option will remain in place.”

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Hawai‘i Promise helps hundreds with financial hurdles
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1870 Views :: Higher Education

... Almost 2,000 recipients, the most ever, received Hawai‘i Promise scholarship aid from the University of Hawai‘i’s seven community colleges for the 2020-21 academic year ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
UH Med School to Transfer 100 Employees to Queen's Hospital
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 2621 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... A key component of this affiliation agreement is the creation of a combined physician group to be named The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG). ...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Trumpster Anti-Vaxxers Target BYUH
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 5314 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Within 2 days of receiving this response from BYUH, Sandor's case was being highlighted on TPUSA.  Five days after that she was on the Hannity Show ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
No Vaccination Mandate for UH System
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 2754 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... More than 92% of University of Hawaiʻi students and 95% of UH employees of the 10-campus system have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be, according to surveys administered in late June ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
UHPA Cheers Ige 'Intent to Veto'
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 2486 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

... The two bills are SB589 SD2 HD2 CD1 – Relating to the University of Hawaii and HB1296 HD1 SD2 CD1 – Relating to State Funds ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
UH Study: 58% of UH Students are Starving, 14% Live on Streets
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 2861 Views :: Higher Education, Homelessness

... according to this study 105% of Hawaii's homeless are enrolled at UH ....

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
UHPA: Labor Board Rejects Challenge to UH Budget Cuts
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4928 Views :: Higher Education

... A University of Hawaii position currently occupied by a tenured faculty member is potentially being eliminated because of a legislative bill designed to target that specific job position ....

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