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HILO — The University of Hawaii has proposed installing a teaching telescope on the state's highest mountain and is seeking public input on the project.

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Flags across Hawaii will be flying at half-staff in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died yesterday at 87.

Gov. David Ige called her “a giant in advocating for justice and equity,” adding that she “visited Hawaii several times, and it was clear that her values were closely aligned with those of our community.”

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Higher education is just one of the state functions about to be hit by budget shortfalls. The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents is raising alarms about a nearly $100 million expected loss in revenue, possibly starting this November.  One critical piece of information is still needed for detailed planning. 

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International students at American universities are facing the twin challenge of pandemic-induced travel restrictions and an administration in Washington determined to reduce immigration.

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The University of Hawaii plans to redevelop a former YMCA property on Oahu to include a sizable dormitory space.

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Updated: 7/17/20 at 6:10 p.m.

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The Hawai’i Health Department today reported two new deaths, bringing the state total to 24. Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were also reported. Twenty were reported on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island and 1 was diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 07/14/2020, 1:11 p.m.

Where we stand

The Hawai’i Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 today. Nineteen cases are reported on Oahu, and three are on Hawaii Island. The number of deaths remains at 22.

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Updated 6/22/20, 11 a.m.

International students studying in Hawaiʻi are having a rough time with the coronavirus shutting down travel, and the lack of job opportunities to help them pay their expenses. But financial aid programs available to American students, may not be open to those from other countries.

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As unemployment and the demand for food remain high in the islands, there are some who are falling through the cracks when it comes to getting help. Even before the crisis, college students from abroad were having a tough time making ends meet. Now, some are hanging on by a thread.

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Hawaii is receiving $50 million in federal funding to ramp up contact tracing, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz announced today. Schatz, alluding to local bickering over the need for more contact tracing staff, urged state leaders to move quickly.

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Learn how the University of Hawaiʻi is addressing the development and nurturing of new economic sectors in Hawaiʻi. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out how the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is bringing together UH affiliated incubators and accelerators to drive innovation. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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UH to mix online and in-person classes this fall; What offices will look like after the pandemic; Does the state have enough people for contact tracing?; Chaplains bring comfort despite physical distancing

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HILO — The University of Hawaii is considering possible new management structures for governing land on Mauna Kea in an effort to improve its stewardship of the state's highest mountain.

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UH readies for all online classes; Shipping industry addresses supply chain rumors; Health department keeps COVID-19 testing narrow; On alert for coronavirus scams; Hawaii players could fill USA's Olympic beach volleyball teams

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UH professor prepares for online teaching; Delivering food to the needy during the coronavirus crisis; Hawaii tourism drops; Hawaii-born rugby player eyes Olympics

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The news on the Hawaii front of the coronavirus battle is swiftly changing. Here are live updates on local health, economic and societal impacts from the spread of COVID-19.

Updated: 3/14/20, 7:03 p.m.

Where Hawaii stands

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The news on the Hawaii front of the coronavirus battle is swiftly changing. Here are live updates on local health, economic and societal impacts from the spread of COVID-19.

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A 2019 University of Hawaii student survey shows an increase in sexual harassment and unwanted contact reports despite efforts to address the problem.

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The president of Washington State University tweeted Tuesday that Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich will take over as the Cougars' head football coach, replacing Mike Leach.

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The 2020 state legislative session hasn’t even begun, but already a dispute is brewing over funding for the University of Hawaii.

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Hawaii is gaining doctors, but not enough to keep up with the patient demand, according to a University of Hawaii report on the state’s continuing physician shortage.

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State lawmakers grilled University of Hawaii President David Lassner on Friday about the university's spending, focusing on a $2.7 million consultant contract to increase enrollment and recent salary increases for UH vice presidents.

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The Hawaii Department of Education plans to offer free Hawaiian language courses to its employees, officials said.

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HILO — A Hawaii pharmacy college’s faculty senate has passed a vote of “no confidence” in its dean, officials said.

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The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the latest draft of rules governing activities on Mauna Kea and a resolution that calls for a plan to improve management of the mountain.

 

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The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents today is considering a proposal to review possible new management options for Mauna Kea in the wake of a three-month protest against the planned Thirty Meter Telescope. Some working models could broaden the role of native Hawaiians in directing the mountain's future.

 

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Enrollment at University of Hawaiʻi campuses fell for the seventh year in a row, and UH is hoping a statewide media campaign can help reverse that trend. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is monitoring six pygmy killer whales lingering off Sugar Beach in Kihei, Maui, the same beach where a different group of whales stranded themselves last month.

Thirty Meter Telescope

HONOLULU — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding over the next few decades, a senior University of Hawaii official said.

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