I’m sorry I missed the recent Bytemarks Cafe about light rail featuring architects Scott Wilson and Peter Vincent. The Bytemarks blog has a brief description and, luckily, a link to an MP3 recording of the program, so I was able to catch up with their discussion. You can too.
And thanks for all the comments on the old photos and stuff that I’ve been posting recently. Keep that additional info coming!
My friend, Michael, on the Big Island, commented on an Advertiser story over the weekend.
Interesting story about the Micronesians’ demo in Saturday’s Advertiser. They included a nice gallery of photos and even a video.
There were 313 readers’ comments last time I looked. Almost all were hostile to Micronesians and some blatantly racist.
Faculty and staff at UH Manoa have been poring over the executive salaries disclosed in advance of last week’s meeting of the Board of Regents. The list, showing salaries after voluntary salary cuts, is attached to the BOR agenda.
The version of the executive salary list required by statute and published annually does not include the names of individuals, so is much less informative.
Faculty are particularly sensitive to ongoing additions to the ranks of well paid administrators while professors and researchers face layoffs, salary cuts, arbitrary workload increases, larger classes, and more. A proposal to add a whole new layer of administration above the current deans in the Colleges of Arts and Science, sort of a “Dean of Deans” for the largest part of the Manoa campus, has some seeing red.
The UH Professional Assembly, the faculty union, has called for an “absolute freeze” on new administrative appointments in light of the current situation, and has called for the Board of Regents to seek additional general fund revenue from the legislature.
The Legislature should not be led to believe that the university can continue to provide all of the instruction, service, and research it is currently offering with $100 million less general fund support each year of this biennium. The assumptions made in this supplemental budget cannot be sustained.