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Friday, August 2, 2013
Hey UH, lawmakers say watch those hefty salaries
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:53 PM :: 4041 Views :: Higher Education
The UH system pays out more than $50 million in annual administrative salaries....
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Interim UH President Scores 'F', Responsible for Data Breaches
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 5737 Views :: Higher Education

Board of Regents has identified Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer David Lassner as Interim President of the university and will vote on the appointment at a special board meeting July 30....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
University of Hawaii regent calls for investigation into tuition hikes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:01 PM :: 3559 Views :: Higher Education
Regent Jan Sullivan wants an investigation into whether the record tuition increases can be rolled back or halted altogether....
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
University of Hawaii Pres gets Sweet Deal to Leave Early
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:33 PM :: 3662 Views :: Higher Education

M.R.C. Greenwood will earn a little less than $25,000 a month after she resigns as University of Hawaii president...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UH Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Contract Extended
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 4763 Views :: Higher Education, Military

There were no other modifications to the existing $44.7-million contract except for its duration....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Honolulu: 5th Smartest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 6846 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

For this list, we looked at six pieces of criteria....

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Friday, July 5, 2013
UH Manoa: False Harassment Claim Can Lead to Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 5875 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement
...students falsely accused could see their lives upended and possibly destroyed....
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Auditor: Continued state regulation of amateur boxing is unnecessary
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 5190 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education
Feasibility Study of Removing Amateur Boxing From the Jurisdiction of the State Boxing Commission....
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Governor Signs School Readiness Bill, Early Learning Director Quits
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 4276 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Terry Lock has accepted a position with the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Pilot project reducing institutional placement of at-risk youths
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 5083 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

There are currently nine youths between the ages of 13-17 in the Wrap Hawai‘i pilot program....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NCTQ Report: UH Education Departments Among Nation's Worst
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 PM :: 5532 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

the National Council on Teacher Quality 2013 Teacher Prep Review has bad news for Hawaii Universities' Schools of Education....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
What does a buck get you? A strange deal, ex-Hawaii regent says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:06 PM :: 5476 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education
While $1 a month looks like a good deal for taxpayers...the campus construction has been subjected to 83 change orders that cost $19 million ....
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Friday, June 7, 2013
UH Releases Summary of BoR Presidential Search Meeting
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 2518 Views :: Higher Education
The Board heard a report from its Presidential Selection Task Group....
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
UHPA to NEA: "Thank you for trying to destroy our union"
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4755 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
You threatened to destroy us (“decertify” is the technical term) when you visited last June if we ceased our relationship with NEA....
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Picking the Next Greenwood: BoR Appoints Task Force to Form Committee
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3540 Views :: Higher Education
The Board will hold a public, facilitated meeting in early June to consider the process for the selection of the University’s next leader....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
GOP: Investigate Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 4956 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...If substantiated, Senator Mercado Kim must be held accountable....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
More Transparency Needed in Higher Education
By NCPA @ 5:11 PM :: 2690 Views :: Higher Education

...inflation-adjusted income for recent college graduates actually declined between 2000 and 2011....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
How to Tell if College Presidents Are Overpaid
By NCPA @ 5:04 PM :: 2842 Views :: Higher Education

the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-2012 to more than $440,000 a year....

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Friday, May 17, 2013
Mitsunaga Launches New Attack on Kobayashi
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 6398 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education
...Abercrombie crony Dennis Mitsunaga senses the opportunity to displace Inouye crony Bert Kobayashi....
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U.H. Men’s Athletics Once Again Hamstrung With Swishy Moniker
By AtomicMonkey @ 1:45 PM :: 4317 Views :: Higher Education

New A.D. Ben Jay is flipping and flopping on his decision to install the “Warriors” as U.H.’s official nickname....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
24% of DoE Grads Ready for College Math
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 4300 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...students requiring remedial classes dropped to 31 percent in English and remained at 36 percent for math....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
University: Easy ‘A’ Courses and ‘The Party Pathway’
By NCPA @ 11:42 AM :: 4160 Views :: Higher Education

...state flagship universities are a waste of time and resources for many students....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
45 Students Complete State's First 'Transformation Internship Program'
By News Release @ 6:07 AM :: 4657 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education
The TIP Summer 2013 Session starts in June, with applications being accepted through June 8....
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Monday, May 6, 2013
MRC Greenwood Quits After Abercrombie Shortchanges University $22M
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 8296 Views :: Higher Education
Greenwood was Inouye’s pick for President.  Abercrombie will now install his own operative.  Oddly, some people think all this has to do with a Stevie Wonder concert....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment
By NCPA @ 8:40 AM :: 4008 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

... African American college-enrollment increased by 24 percent ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
UHPA Pushes Back Against NEA Raid, Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 5911 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
When asked whether she believed the cyberattack could be related to the NEA issue, Hanselman said, "It's a strange coincidence."
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
UH Claims Economic Impact over $3.6B
By UHERO @ 7:49 PM :: 3017 Views :: Higher Education
...we define economic impact to be the direct, indirect, and induced economic activities generated by the university....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College 2020: ‘Education Will Become Radically Cheaper’
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 3670 Views :: Higher Education

In spite of all the alarm over rising costs and excessive borrowing for college, one person is confident that college will be far less expensive in just a few years....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
From Hawaii to Virginia, are College Accreditors Overstepping their Authority?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 6777 Views :: Higher Education
... a remarkably similar “wrongful intrusion of college accreditors in state governance matters” ....
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Abercrombie Names Three to UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 4351 Views :: Higher Education

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the nominations of Eugene Bal III, Barry T. Mizuno, and Randolph A. Moore to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. The nominations are subject to state Senate confirmation....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
WAC: Legislature Endangers UH Accreditation
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5033 Views :: Higher Education

The Commission is deeply concerned about press accounts of the attempts of individuals within the government to demand specific personnel actions ... legislation has recently been introduced that could interfere with the University's ability to manage its own affairs....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
UH Mānoa Law School leaps 26 points in rankings
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 4524 Views :: Higher Education

Richardson Law School ranked 80th among the nation’s 144 best law schools compared with 106th a year ago....

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Friday, March 8, 2013
Sequestration: Army Tuition Assistance Ends Today
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 5679 Views :: Higher Education, Military

Students using Army Tuition Assistance (TA) must register in GoArmyEd before NOON Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Friday, March 8 at which time it will be suspended....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuition Increases: UH #2 in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 4677 Views :: Higher Education

UH boosted its annual bite on students 108%....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mitsunaga Names Names, Slams UH for Favoritism Towards Kobayashi
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 14260 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... he only selects his friends from a pool of hundreds of qualified Architects and Engineers in Honolulu ....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
Selection Committee Releases Names of UH Regent Nominees
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 4861 Views :: Higher Education

...the Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) delivered to Governor Neil Abercrombie's office a list of candidates for the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents....

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Friday, February 8, 2013
College Need Not Be Expensive
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 3588 Views :: Higher Education

In light of these trends, some states like Texas, Florida and Wisconsin are considering the $10,000 college degree....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
UH System Enrollment Drops 2.3%
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4374 Views :: Higher Education

Opening enrollment for the University of Hawai‘i System for the spring 2013 semester stands at 55,373 students, a slight decline of 1,303 students, or 2.3 percent, compared to spring 2012....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
Six Hawaii Colleges Make ‘Military-Friendly’ List for 2013
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 7763 Views :: Higher Education, Military

...a survey through which we could measure the military-friendly policies enacted at each school....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
UHERO: UH Manoa Generates $3.2B in Business
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 5668 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Overall, the $1.40 billion of education-related expenditures attributable to UHM generated $2.45 billion in local business sales, $735 million in employee earnings, $131 million in state tax revenues, and slightly under 20,000 jobs in Hawai‘i in FY2012....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
DoE Launching College, Career Readiness Assessments
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 5471 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...it will administer college and career readiness assessments to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 beginning next spring....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Auditor: Keep Postsecondary Authorization Board at UH
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 5565 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...Such a framework is necessary to preserve the availability of federal student aid funding under Title IV of the HEA....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wonderblunder: Greenwood Thanks University for 'Patience as we Process all the Confusion'
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 4635 Views :: Higher Education

...thank you for your support and patience as we continue to process all the confusion of the past few months....

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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Ben Jay of Ohio State University accepts job as Athletics Director
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 4920 Views :: Higher Education

“Ben Jay brings an extensive background in management and financial experience from big-time college athletics, has numerous valuable contacts, and possesses the vision, leadership skills, passion and integrity to take UH Athletics to the next level."

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Greenwood to Kim: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 4358 Views :: Higher Education

The UH BoR and Greenwood reviewed the findings of the Senate Special Committee regarding the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the university and agree with its recommendations calling for greater transparency and accountability (two out of three ain't bad).... 

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Monday, October 22, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing Threatened with Expulsion from UH
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 AM :: 14640 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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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Senate Accountability for Everybody Except Rockne Freitas
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 12410 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." -- George Santayana

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Report: Research Funding for Burns School of Medicine Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 10669 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 :: 6051 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 :: 4506 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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