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Jessica Terrell

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

But the trustees decline to go on record as opposing the $1.4 billion project.
In Hawaii, Sex Education Is Confusing — Even for Those in Charge Alia Wong/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, Sex Education Is Confusing — Even for Those in Charge

As the Board of Education considers revising its policy to mandate availability of sex education for students, misunderstandings abound.
Heald College Ceases Operations With One Day’s Notice

Heald College Ceases Operations With One Day’s Notice

UPDATE: Students in Honolulu find themselves without a school just days into spring quarter after Corinthian Colleges suddenly shutters its remaining 28 campuses.
Student Group Hopes to Cool Schools Down PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Student Group Hopes to Cool Schools Down

Recently launched crowdfunding effort could provide template for other students to tackle lack of air conditioning in classrooms, student leaders say.
UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

UPDATE: UH Board of Regents chair says it would be a breach of responsibility to try and "unwind" existing agreements, but wants to see UH review and amend Mauna Kea Management Plan.
DOE Wants Input on New School Calendar Civil Beat

DOE Wants Input on New School Calendar

Starting classes in August to align with mainland schedules is among the options being considered.
Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

Exciting discoveries in astronomy are made on the Big Island but observatory directors say there’s no financial profit for institutions.

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue

Students rallied on the UH Manoa campus Monday, calling for a permanent halt to TMT construction and the removal of existing telescopes on Mauna Kea.