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Time to learn from UH mess and move on


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2012

~~<p>The sensation everyone should feel from the easing of hostilities over the University of Hawaii &quot;Wonder Blunder&quot; uproar is a kind of relief. It's not a blessed relief, however, or any sort of pleasurable experience. This feels more like the moment when an assailant stops hitting you over the head with a hammer, the conviction that one more excruciating minute of it would have been unbearable.</p>
<p>This beating, like the kind with a real hammer, has done serious damage &mdash; to the reputation of the university and of its president, M.R.C. Greenwood, first and foremost.</p>
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The sensation everyone should feel from the easing of hostilities over the University of Hawaii "Wonder Blunder" uproar is a kind of relief. It's not a blessed relief, however, or any sort of pleasurable experience. This feels more like the moment when an assailant stops hitting you over the head with a hammer, the conviction that one more excruciating minute of it would have been unbearable.

This beating, like the kind with a real hammer, has done serious damage — to the reputation of the university and of its president, M.R.C. Greenwood, first and foremost. Login for more...



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