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“Ma luna aʻe o na lahui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka—Above all nations is humanity”
These words, inscribed on the Founders’ Gate at our oldest campus, reflect the native Hawaiian spirit of aloha and values that foster openness, respect, and collaboration, as well as the ethnic diversity of the population of Hawai‘i and the University community. Hawai‘i is perhaps the most isolated land on earth, yet it has long been the crucible of international interaction—from the arrival of the first Polynesian voyagers through subsequent migrations that were part and parcel of the Islands’ integration into a global economy. The result is Hawaiʻi’s amazingly diverse people who honor their Polynesian roots, recognize the unique responsibilities and challenges of an island society, and still retain a strong cosmopolitan outlook.