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Senate panel to release University of Hawaii probe

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:46 a.m. HST, Nov 19, 2012



A state Senate committee will announce the findings of its investigation into the University of Hawaii's operational and financial management.

The Senate Special Committee on Accountability began its probe after the athletic department lost $200,000 setting up a fundraiser concert.

The committee will hold a briefing on its findings and recommendations this afternoon at the state Capitol.

Committee Chairwoman Sen. Donna Mercado Kim says the panel hopes the university will seriously consider the recommendations.

A task force reporting to the Board of Regents last week announced its findings. The task force blamed the loss on a lack of judgment on the part of those involved in the financial transactions as well as their failure to take overall responsibility.







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KeithHaugen wrote:
Too little, too late. The errant BOR has already caved in and we're stuck with a mostly inept President, Chancellor and AD. Time for the BOR to resign....en masse.
on November 19,2012 | 04:33AM
bender wrote:
Correction Keith. We don't have an AD right now. We have a former AD collecting a check for a make work position.
on November 19,2012 | 05:00AM
OldDiver wrote:
We have an interim AD who wants to be AD but has taken his name out of contention claiming he doesn't want to be AD yet conjured up a coaches petition to draft him as AD. Sadly he has the head football coach as his point man. They both need to retire.
on November 19,2012 | 08:08AM
Venus1 wrote:
Beg to differ!!! We have a window to make a bad situation just that 'A Bad Situation' and get on with running a very unique university!!! Greenwood is a very good president who got caught in the 'Football' entanglement!!! Now she knows where the 'Football Land Mines' are!!!! Expect her to avoid them!!!
on November 19,2012 | 06:54AM
OldDiver wrote:
First thing she needs to do is fire the main inside manipulator Rockne Freitas. Taking advice from Freitas was one of her problems. She then needs to get her own house in order. Greenwood is not blameless in this matter. Things will not get better if she is allowed to sweep things under the rug.
on November 19,2012 | 08:05AM
Giligan wrote:
They paid the consulant $50000 to tell us it was a lack of judgment. Quit analyzing it and just call it a scam.
on November 19,2012 | 05:15AM
bluebowl wrote:
Well, all we really did was go around the mulberry bush like I said in the beginning of this cherade.
on November 19,2012 | 06:30AM
HollyJHuber wrote:
Will this be televised like the other hearings?
on November 19,2012 | 07:07AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Who cares! They are are just blowing smoke up each others Back sides.
on November 19,2012 | 08:24AM
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