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University of Hawaii could lose control over decisions on construction, renovation and backlogged repairs across 10-campus system

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The new University of Hawaii West Oahu Academy for Creative Media was built after UH President David Lassner was put in charge of all procurement and building decisions. The $37M facility boasts a 3,000-square-foot soundstage, post-production suites, state-of-the-art equipment and classrooms for media courses ranging from video production to game development.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The new University of Hawaii West Oahu Academy for Creative Media was built after UH President David Lassner was put in charge of all procurement and building decisions. The $37M facility boasts a 3,000-square-foot soundstage, post-production suites, state-of-the-art equipment and classrooms for media courses ranging from video production to game development.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The new University of Hawaii West Oahu Academy for Creative Media. Above, the lobby of the center can be seen.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The new University of Hawaii West Oahu Academy for Creative Media. Above, the lobby of the center can be seen.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Researcher Motoko Iwashita, left, with student Ju-Ling Chen, a volunteer undergraduate, work at the UH Manoa Life Sciences Building.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Researcher Motoko Iwashita, left, with student Ju-Ling Chen, a volunteer undergraduate, work at the UH Manoa Life Sciences Building.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                UH Manoa Life Sciences Building. Above is a lounge area on the first floor for students.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    UH Manoa Life Sciences Building. Above is a lounge area on the first floor for students.

The University of Hawaii could lose control over decisions on construction, renovation and backlogged repairs across the 10-campus system if the Legislature fails to extend authorization for the UH president to continue acting as its chief procurement officer. Read more

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