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The General Is the Wrong Man for This Moment at UH

The core value of a university is free expression. Will a long-term military veteran like Frank Wiercinski really grasp that?

·By Kioni Dudley

To understand why the Board of Regents must not appoint a retired Army General as president of the University of Hawaii, one needs to understand the basic concept of a university, and then look at UH in the ’60s, and at what the UH system must grapple with in the near future.

The core value of a university is the free expression of ideas. A university offers a place where all creative ideas are put on the table and argued vigorously, and the best are supported and adopted.

In the ’60s, UH

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Kioni Dudley

Kioni Dudley is the host of a series of programs titled, “The Sovereignty Conversation,” from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 20 on Olelo, channel 53.
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