Hawaii Monitor: Is This The End of 50-Yard-Line Shmooze Seats?

Sara Lin/Civil Beat

Many ranking administrators at the University of Hawaii will no longer be able to routinely request and receive free tickets to football games and other athletic events under policy guidelines adopted by the Hawaii State Ethics Commission last week.

Under the new guidelines, only the university president, Manoa chancellor, and members of the Board of Regents will be eligible to receive complimentary athletic tickets for themselves and a spouse or partner.

These officials qualify because they all serve protocol functions due to their positions of leadership and responsibility for representing the university at public events, the commission said.

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