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Briefing on University of Hawaii financial management today

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:46 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2012

A special state Senate committee will hold its initial briefing on concerns about how finances are handled at the University of Hawaii.

Today's briefing is expected to delve into a botched Stevie Wonder concert that needed to be canceled after officials learned the event wasn't approved by the artist or his representatives. The university lost $200,000, along with public confidence.

The Special Committee on Accountability's briefing was called in response to the public's concern about the concert. But the briefing will also review the university's broader financial management.

The chair of the university's Board of Regents, the university's president and the former athletic director are expected to go before the committee.

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LMO wrote:
It wasn't a "botched Stevie Wonder concert." It was fraud, plain and simple, and UH Admin fell for it.
on September 24,2012 | 02:06AM
gsc wrote:
Dear State Senate, Please be Fair but Firm !!! These people are spending money foolishly.
on September 24,2012 | 05:31AM
ejkorvette wrote:
on September 24,2012 | 05:40AM
allie wrote:
You gotta be suspicious when the inept president uses public money to protect her during a simple hearing! Yikes!
on September 24,2012 | 06:28AM
jusmetwocents wrote:
The President of UH is ultimately responsible and thus should be made the sacrificial lamb... Enough is enough and the public is tired of the fiasco called the University of Hawaii.
on September 24,2012 | 07:09AM
jshon wrote:
Just enough time to first attend the Kokua Council's sponored joint appearance of Caldwell and Cayetano at Harris church at noon, then catch the UH hearing at the Capitol!! An eventful day in civic affairs.
on September 24,2012 | 07:14AM
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