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An educator struggles with new law allowing armed students in class

August 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

I have a cousin who is a history professor at Boise State University. She’s in a funk about the beginning of their fall semester, and she blogged about the reasons at her personal site, The Clutter Museum. It stems from a new Idaho law allowing students to carry concealed weapons on the university campus. She […]

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Another small bite of the Apple

August 4th, 2014 · 11 Comments

In his rebuttal letter to a negative evaluation by the UH president, Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple touted his own attempts to control the budget. His responses to the president spent a lot of time explaining how he was prevented from reducing the flow of campus cash to the medical school and cancer center. But Apple’s […]

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Unredacted sections of letters from former UH Chancellor Tom Apple

August 2nd, 2014 · 22 Comments

Here’s a bit more detail from Tom Apple’s perspective on the reasons behind his dismissal. Hawaii News Now provided links to three previously internal documents. They include President Lassner’s letter in which he gives general reasons for his “unsatisfactory” rating of Apple’s performance, which became the basis for the dismissal. In addition, there are two […]

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Legislative cuts to UH budget contributed to the “Mess in Manoa”

August 1st, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hawaii News Now posted several documents last night that shed additional light on the Mess in Manoa, including UH President David Lassner’s evaluation of Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple that rated his performance “unsatisfactory,” as well as two letters from Apple to Lassner, one billed as a direct rebuttal to the evaluation. There’s a lot of […]

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UH freeze may stem from “do whatever it takes” order to fund Cancer Center

July 31st, 2014 · 10 Comments

An important story about UH by Will Caron appeared in the Hawaii Independent on Tuesday. It ties the current budget freeze directly to the demand that UH “do whatever it takes” to significantly boost the number of highly paid Cancer Center researchers (“Apple cored: business as usual at UH“). Caron reported: …during a Saturday meeting […]

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