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Is union candidate access to school mailboxes an “unwarranted” privilege?

March 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I still haven’t gotten my hands on copies of the documents filed in HSTA’s request for a TRO to block a new and far more restrictive interpretation of the state ethics law, or the prohibited practices complaint filed by the union. But it does seem to me that the staff of the State Ethics Commission […]

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Tags: Court · Education · Ethics · Labor

State Ethics ruling triggers two-pronged HSTA legal action

March 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I recommend my column at Civil Beat today (“Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit“). There’s a story behind the story. It started with the regular monthly meeting of the State Ethics Commission a week ago. I’ve been trying to attend the commission’s meetings when possible, because the agency has been reshaping the […]

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Tags: Court · Education · Ethics · Labor · Media

UH athletic director search raises new questions

March 18th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Is the search for the next University of Hawaii athletic director going to turn into another one of those “what in the world is going on in Manoa?” moments? This morning’s Star-Advertiser reports two candidates have “emerged as the favorites.” But it’s how these two names have “emerged” that is causing me some heartburn. On […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Intense dance performance by an emerging New Zealand choreographer

March 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

A dinner that was part of the Asian Pacific Women in Leadership Conference held at the University of Auckland this week included a dance presentation by a graduate student who has been winning accolades in dance circles. I grabbed my iPhone and captured the performance. And it was an excellent performance! Vivian Hosking-Aue, a New […]

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Tags: Art · Education · video

The economics of athletic mediocrity

March 3rd, 2015 · 6 Comments

I was up on the UH Manoa campus yesterday afternoon and noticed an article on the school’s athletic budget woes as spelled out in a report released in mid-February (“Beyond wins and losses, Underfunding at the heart of continued UH athletic deficit, according to Jay“). I had followed the coverage of the report at that […]

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Tags: Economics · Education · Politics