UH Could Replace Teaching Farm in Manoa with Faculty Housing

Cynthia Thurlow for Civil Beat

One way universities try to be competitive is by offering faculty housing — University of Hawaii is no exception. But the school's need for additional housing might mean the end for its only teaching farm in Manoa.

UH Manoa administrators recently unveiled plans to build faculty housing at one of two university sites — the 10-acre farm in Manoa, or a 5-acre College of Education site that includes the University Lab School and the PBS Hawaii station.

University officials say the housing is needed to recruit and retain faculty at the university. As is, there are not enough accommodations. Yet part of the reason for the crunch is that the university hasn’t been enforcing its own faculty housing time limits.

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