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UH President Explains Secrecy Surrounding Chancellor Apple

But David Lassner still won't say whether Tom Apple is losing his job.

·By Alia Wong

UPDATED 7/29/14 5:40 p.m.

University of Hawaii President David Lassner released a statement today defending the secrecy that’s shrouded the truth about Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple’s employment.

News surfaced this past weekend that Apple, who oversees the university’s flagship campus, is being dismissed from his post three years before his employment agreement is set to expire.

David Lassner at a public forum in May.

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Rumors are circulating as to why exactly he’s facing a possible termination, including theories that he ruffled too many feathers at the university’s Cancer Center or that his