The University of Hawaii has a new president. David Lassner was selected by the Board of Regents on Monday, winning by a vote of 11 to 2 with two abstentions. The formal vote came after a year-long selection process. HPR’s Molly Solomon attended the meeting and has this report.
Students are wrapping up their first week of classes across the University of Hawai‘i system. One of those students is 18 year-old Carolyn Phapakdy, the first in her family to go to college. Last year, we introduced you to her on her first day at Leeward Community College. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with her one year later.
The state legislature has rejected the top funding request of the University of Hawaii. It was a building for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo...and it leaves the 7 year old program in a difficult situation. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked to the college's dean and has this report.