HONOLULU (AP) — A committee of Hawaii senators and representatives on Friday agreed on legislation creating new management for Mauna Kea, the site of some of the world's most advanced telescopes and demonstrations against the construction of a new observatory.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Thursday it's received a $2.2 million grant to train 88 students to become substance abuse counselors.
The grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide students with scholarships to attend a program at Leeward Community College.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii updated its COVID-19 guidelines to continue requiring face coverings in some indoor settings, even after the state lifts its mask mandate.
Starting March 26, which is when Hawaii's indoor mask mandate goes away, the public university system will continue requiring face masks in classrooms, shared laboratories and other tightly confined educational spaces such as advising offices.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s board of regents on Thursday adopted a draft plan for management of land on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain, where an embattled giant telescope project has sparked discord about land-use decisions.
HONOLULU (AP) — Many University of Hawaii classes continue to be held online because the state is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.
The 10-campus public university said spring courses that were shifted online for the first two weeks of the semester will remain virtual for another week.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is expanding its flagship Manoa campus to build a learning center and dorm for students who want to be entrepreneurs.
The complex, called the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, will be a six-story building set to open in 2023, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Organizers of large indoor events on Hawaii's most populous island must once again abide by crowd size restrictions as the omicron variant spreads throughout the state.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said at a news conference Wednesday that any indoor gathering with more than 1,000 people will be subject to a 50% capacity rule.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii will conduct mostly online classes for the first two weeks of the spring semester as the state watches a surge in omicron coronavirus cases.
Hawaii has had all-time record high daily COVID-19 numbers in recent days.
HONOLULU (AP) — A working group tasked by the state Legislature to come up with recommendations for a new management plan for Hawaii's tallest peak and its affiliated telescopes released the first draft of its proposal Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Some businesses near the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus are hoping the return of fans to home football games in the neighborhood will help revitalize the community.
Many local businesses in the Moiliili area have closed in recent years, from Bubbie’s to Tropics to Sushi King.
HONOLULU (AP) — Starting next week, Honolulu will allow outdoor and indoor entertainment venues to operate at full capacity with vaccinated attendees, the mayor said Wednesday as he announced the city's latest measures easing coronavirus restrictions.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's board has deferred a proposal to modify the school's tenure system after dozens of faculty members criticized the effort.
The Board of Regents on Thursday voted to refer the recommendations to a special ad hoc committee for further discussion, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — In the ongoing protest over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, a group marched to the state university system president's home.
Tuesday's march of about 70 protesters marked 2,400 days since heavy equipment first arrived on Mauna Kea in 2015, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of students enrolled at the University of Hawaii's 10 campuses increased this fall for the first time in a decade.
The school's flagship Manoa campus led the way with a 6% increase, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu will soon begin allowing a limited number of fans at University of Hawaii football games and other outdoor entertainment events as it begins to ease restrictions protecting the community from COVID-19.
HONOLULU (AP) — Sports teams at the University of Hawaii will open the fall season with no fans in the stands at home contests.
Honolulu officials notified the university that fans won't be allowed at season-opening events due to the state’s current surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitals being overwhelmed, the university said in a statement Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study.
The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — University of Hawaii researchers have developed an online tool that will inform the public when waves are expected to threaten west Maui shorelines, an area particularly prone to coastal erosion as sea levels rise.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is due to receive up to $210 million in federal funding over five years to lead a research institute aimed at better conserving and managing coastal and marine resources in the Hawaiian Islands and U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii will soon require students to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 to attend in-person classes or be on campus.
The rule will take effect when at least one of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use receives full approval from the U.S.
HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii graduate assistants have sued for the right unionize and bargain for better pay and working conditions.
Three graduate students and Academic Labor United, which represents graduate assistants, filed the lawsuit Saturday against the Board of Regents, the Hawaii Labor Relations Board and the state of Hawaii, the
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.
University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died...
HONOLULU (AP) — Construction spending across Hawaii is expected to reach a decade high of $9 billion this year despite last year's projections of spending leveling out, according to an economic report.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him...
Tommy Rita decided he wanted to go to Reno Thursday to watch the University of Hawaii Warrior football game, said his daughter Tammy, the mom of 2017 Miss Shimmering Shamrock Kamalani Gandeza. Maybe he’ll watch the stream of the Waimea High School game, since both games have similar kickoff times.
Hawaii’s homeless problem is no secret. But the impact of homelessness, what it does to people, may not be as well known.
The most recent annual Point in Time count — a census of people experiencing homelessness — showed a 9 percent decrease in the number of homeless individuals across the state.
HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard surprised and angered many when she questioned whether Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and sparked a U...
Hirono announces $1.4M for minority students in UH system
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii will receive $1.4 million to support minority students who are studying science, technology, engineering and math at any community college in the UH system.
HONOLULU — The state House of Representatives passed 64 Senate bills Thursday.
They now head back to the Senate for further consideration. The majority of the bills will go into conference committees, where House and Senate conferees will negotiate differences in the measures and determine which will be presented for final consideration.
PUHI — Kauai Community College may join the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a smoke-free campus.
“It is up to the individual campuses on how they want to proceed when it comes to smoking on campus,” said Dan Meisenzahl, UH Manoa spokesman, referencing Senate Bill 134, which passed first reading earlier this month and aims to prohibit smoking and tobacco use on all UH campuses.
LIHUE — The robot needs to climb, said Elizabeth Makizuru of the Kauaibots 2465 while working on the team’s clone robot at the space provided the team by the Kukui Grove Center.
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii men’s golf team will host the 41st annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Wailua Golf Course in Lihue.
The tournament will be held at Wailua for the fourth-consecutive year and will run Wednesday through Friday.
PRINCEVILLE — University of Hawaii’s Skye Inakoshi fired a 3-under-par 69 to lead the Hawaii Warrior team, Monday during the second round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational golf tournament.
COCONUT ISLAND, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming.