Joseph Binios, right, shared a laugh with his wife, Mercedes Phermin, in the computer room at the Institute for Human Services on Thursday. The couple and three of their children recently moved from a tent in Kakaako to IHS’ Iwilei shelter. The couple, from Micronesia, say they are working toward a better life for their children.
A test is on the horizon at the University of Hawaii’s Snyder Hall, and it won’t be the microbiology students burning the midnight oil to pass it. No, it’s the UH system itself that will be called to prove that, at last, it can bring in a needed improvement to its facilities efficiently — and save money in the long run.