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University of Hawaii Manoa looks at program mergers, cuts

Sep. 17, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa is considering merging, realigning or cutting some academic programs as the school faces a budget gap. The ideas from a team of administrators were labeled as suggestions to begin discussions among faculty and other stakeholders, The Honolulu...

UNLV ranks near top in campus diversity ranking

Sep. 17, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An annual report has again put the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the top of its list of nation’s most diverse campuses. U.S. News & World Report’s listing of campus ethnic diversity placed UNLV third, behind the University of Hawaii-Hilo and Andrews University in...

Army Corp releases updated Honolulu flooding control plan

Aug. 20, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers released a revised flood protection plan for Honolulu neighborhoods that includes fewer impacts on natural streams and residential properties within the watershed. The updated Ala Wai Flood Control Pro­ject remains contentious because of a canal wall and...

Hawaii governor blames virus spike for tracer shortage

Aug. 19, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Wednesday blamed a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases for the state falling short when it comes to tracing the contacts of people with the disease. Ige spoke at a news conference at the Hawaii Convention Center where the state Department of Health has started using...

New Hawaii health official will lead virus contact tracing

Aug. 14, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health says it has hired a new official to oversee the state's maligned coronavirus contact tracing program. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Thursday that Dr. Emily Roberson was hired on July 16 to lead the department's Disease Investigation Branch. Since she...