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Why did UH pitch the “chancellor didn’t receive a contract” line?

July 29th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Did you notice this sentence in a Star-Advertiser story on Sunday concerning the potential ouster of UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple? Apple, like other university administrators, did not receive a contract upon hire, meaning there is no need to buy him out of a contract. A follow-up story today clarifies this statement somewhat: UH spokeswoman […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Vintage guide to Hawaii vegetables now available as free download

July 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

My mother, Helen Y. Lind, was the lead author on a slim 100-page volume, “Ways to use vegetables in Hawaii,” published in February 1946 as the University of Hawaii’s Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 97. The softbound book featured nutritional information, along with hints on selecting, storing, and preparing a variety of vegetables, as well as […]

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Tags: Education · Food · Vintage Hawaii

Sunshine laws and presidential searches–the Florida State experience

July 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reading about the presidential search going on at Florida State University is quite interesting in light of the problems experienced during the recent University of Hawaii search. Florida’s sunshine law applies to the search committee, and so the names of candidates are publicly disclosed. In fact, applications are publicly posted on the university’s website. And […]

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Tags: Education · Politics · Sunshine

Have teachers lost their political clout?

June 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments

A long story by Alia Wong at Civil Beat yesterday looked at the public schools as an issue in the governor’s race this year (“Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race“). The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), still smarting over their clash with the governor in their last round of contract negotiations, […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

UH Presidential Search controversial to the end

June 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments

Decision Day, or so they say, for the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, who are scheduled to select the new president at a special meeting this afternoon. The UH Manoa student newspaper, Ka Leo, ran a strong editorial last week by opinions editor Kristen Paul Bonifacio (“Is Wiercinski qualified to lead UH?“). The answer: […]

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Tags: Education · Politics