UHPA issued the following press release after being informed by UHPA members and the press of the content of an email message sent from President Greenwood. UHPA will immediately respond in state or federal courts should President Greenwood unilaterally implement a salary reduction. UHPA will keep you informed of any developments. (Click on the title for more information.)
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawai`i (MLK) is again honored to extend our invitation to the community and its many organizations and individuals to participate in the 22nd Annual MLK Celebration Parade & Rally on Monday, January 18, 2010. All are invited to participate in the numerous other related events on and about this date. Our 2010 theme is another of Dr. King's profound statements: "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
Save local television and stop big media. Now is the time to act and get involved. Join MCH on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Studio 909 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Click on the title to get more information.)
In late September, faculty and students of the Department of Psychology at UH-Manoa were notified that they needed to immediately evacuate Gartley Hall as conditions had worsened and the structure was nearing collapse. The 88-year old building had suffered damage from a recent flood and the upper floors were being held up by posts. As noted by Professor Maynard in her letter dated November 17, "it is a tragedy that a great building like Gartley Hall was allowed to deteriorate to the point that it became unusable." UH-Manoa still has about $268 million in repair and maintenance projects.
Above is the title of a speech that was presented at the Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) meeting on November 19, 2009 by former UHPA Associate Executive Director John Radcliffe. John was the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), a Democratic Party primary candidate for the 1st Congresstional District in the 1988 election, and is now a principle in the Capital Consultant lobbying firm. John is known for his candor and wit. Those in attendance, including SBH Executive Director (Republican Senator) Sam Slom, and Republican Houe members Barbara Marumoto and Gene Ward were taken by John's candid views, but they did not protest too loudly their disagreement.
Kapiolani Community College is having a Teach In on Monday, November 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in Ohia 118.
Chamber Music Hawaii and the Musicians of the Honolulu Symphony are proud to present acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, who will perform a benefit recital on behalf of the Honolulu Symphony musicians at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2009, in UH-Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium.
Randy Perreira, J. N. Musto, and Dayton Nakanelua have signed a joint letter to the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF).
Faculty Senate Chairs, representing six of the seven community college campuses, share their concerns about the direction of higher education in Hawaii, the role of the UH BOR and administration, and the need to address student needs for quality education. At the time of this posting the Faculty Senate at Honolulu CC was still deliberating whether to concur.
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