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Money 101: The State of Fiscal Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

As a new school year begins, the ongoing dispute over how the campus spends its money warrants a crash course on how the budget works.

·By Alia Wong

Lately the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s finances have garnered a lot of attention as faculty members, students and the public speculate about the firing of Chancellor Tom Apple and its connection with his directive to freeze all hiring in an effort to stop the budget bleeding.

Talk about the budget has gotten especially heated as Apple supporters and others scrutinize the university’s Cancer Center, a research unit administratively attached to UH Manoa that’s been criticized for its divisive leadership and alleged over-reliance on students’ tuition money.

In a recent

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