Hawaii Monitor: Apple Takes Another Bite of Cancer Center Controversy

PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple surprised members of the UH Manoa faculty senate earlier this month when he told them a plan to quell public controversy surrounding the director of the UH Cancer Center by restructuring its administration is a temporary solution to “calm the waters.”

Apple, speaking at the senate’s regular January 15 meeting, credited UH President David Lassner and members of the Board of Regents for their efforts to find “the best path for now.”

However, Apple said, the move is only a temporary solution and will be revisited within the year, according to notes taken by one member of the senate and later confirmed by two others.

“I do not believe that what we have now is permanent solution,” Apple said.

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