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Kaiser cancels school assembly due to bullying, threats

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Kaiser High School administrators notified parents yesterday that an assembly planned for today was being cancelled due to cyberbullying and threats made via a new social app. A new social media application, Yik Yak, has resulted in what we consider cyberbullying use. Yik Yak allows users to anonymously post and connect with other users within […]

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Tags: Computers · Education

Takai names transition aide

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Congressman-elect Mark Takai has named Brian E. Córdova as transition aide. Cordova is a 2010 graduate of Seton Hall University. He joined Takai’s 2014 campaign as finance director in February 2014, after a stint as finance director for LaFeria for Congress. He later took over as Takai’s campaign manager. During the 2012 campaign, he served […]

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Tags: Education

Omidyar makes the national news this week, but not so much locally

November 3rd, 2014 · 14 Comments

Pierre Omidyar, Hawaii’s resident billionaire, co-founder of eBay, owner of Honolulu Civil Beat, and founder of the national online news startup, First Look Media, has been very much in the news in the past week or so. It’s been uncomfortable attention, triggered by the sudden departure of high profile journalist Matt Taibbi, who had been […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Education · environment · Politics

In defense of the humanities

October 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I continue to be impressed by my cousin, Leslie Madsen-Brooks, who is currently on the history faculty at Boise State University. To be more accurate, we are first cousins, once removed. She’s very much on the cutting edge of integrating digital technologies into higher education, and seems to be constantly demonstrating ways it can be […]

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Tags: Education

Did UH lose copier lease deal due to nonpayment?

October 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a little vignette from a department at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. It says a lot about how the budget woes are trickling down through the system as the university stops paying at least some of its bills. If true–and this is from a reliable and well-placed source–it’s kind of a stunner. Do […]

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Tags: Education · Politics