Nine U.S. colleges will be part of the strategic planning process. HPU President Geoffrey Bannister had this to say in a statement Tuesday:
“HPU is pleased to be invited by IIE to join this select group of U.S. higher education institutions. Countries in transition, such as Myanmar, represent a global challenge for democracy, and universities play a critical role in providing the infrastructure for citizenship development to supports the democratic process. At this early stage of re-establishing working relationships, HPU is dedicated to its continuing global mission to bring democracy and the spirit of aloha to the world.”
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Virgin Launches HNL-LAX Flights
Virgin America, recently acquired by Alaska Air, expanded its Honolulu service Thursday with daily flights to and from Los Angeles. Virgin will add flights between LAX and Kahului-Maui in June.
Sine Die At Hawaii Legislature
The House and Senate will conclude the 2016 session Thursday. Civil Beat will be there and reporting on the happenings.
KCC Chancellor Richards To Retire
Following a series of campus no confidence votes, University of Hawaii System leaders announced Wednesday that Kapiolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards will step down after KCC’s May 15 commencement.
The House and Senate also killed bills to let psychologists prescribe drugs and fund a new jail on Oahu, but did hand water permits to A&B on Maui.