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Want to run the university like a business?

June 1st, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here’s a column from Professor David Duffy, current president of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, the UH faculty union. It’s posted on the union’s website, and distributed via email to a broad list with an invitation to share. So you want to run the university like a business? Try making nice to the faculty. […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Kahala School: Two more class photos, 1957-58

May 28th, 2015 · No Comments

When I described the 60th Anniversary of Kahala Elementary School a few days ago, I noticed that I was missing a photo of my 4th grade class. One of my former classmates at the school commented: “wish you had the 4th grade photo Miss Landis – I believe- and then Mrs. Reichauer’s (sp?) 5th grade […]

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Tags: Education · History · Photographs

Crashing Kahala School’s 60th anniversary celebration

May 24th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Two photographs taken 59 years apart. The top photo was taken in May 1956, somewhere near the end of my 3rd grade year at Kahala Elementary School. I entered the 2nd grade when the school first opened in the fall of 1954, and graduated from the 6th grade as Hawaii became a state in 1959. […]

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Tags: Education · History

Teachers union election turmoil bad for HSTA, bad for labor

May 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is melting down as it’s board of directors trumps up vague reasons to reject the results of its statewide elections. And there’s a rotten smell emanating from the meltdown. A slate of activist teachers challenged the union’s current leadership this year, attempting to build on their success in rallying teachers […]

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Tags: Education · Labor · Politics

UH Manoa faculty senate chair resigns

May 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus resigned from his post early Monday, citing “a serious misjudgment” in dealing with reporters last week. In an email distributed to faculty, Professor Ron Bontekoe explained why his resignation. “I accepted a request to speak out publicly in my capacity as Manoa […]

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