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quote from MRC Greenwood

October 2010

Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative update

Hawai‘i is in the vanguard of states leading with a college completion agenda. We were one of only eight states selected to take part in Complete College America’s “Fall Academy” in October where we shared our plans to increase the numbers of students graduating with two- and four-year degrees and one-year certificates.

The Hawai‘i team drafted a preliminary three-step state completion plan, which includes:

  1. Fifteen to Finish: Encouraging students to enroll full-time and complete at least 15 credits per semester.
  2. Accelerate to Finish: Providing options for students to begin earning credits by completing college-level work in high school and through the use of summer school.
  3. Workforce Responsive Certificates: Establishing new certificates based on communication with employers and the Hawai‘i Workforce Development Council to reinforce the teaching of skills in new or high-demand areas.

Simply put, our citizens must complete to compete in our global economy. We’ll be sharing more about our efforts in these areas as our plans are further developed and implemented.

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President Greenwood in front of C-MORE Hale

C-MORE Hale supports microbe research

On October 25, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa celebrated the opening of C-MORE Hale, the new two-story, 27,000-square-foot home of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education. Among those in attendance were U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye and Dr. Subra Suresh, recently appointed director of the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C.

C-MORE is one of 17 National Science Foundation Centers of Science and Technology across the United States. The new research facility will house state-of-the-art scientific equipment that will be used in conjunction with an existing modern fleet of research vessels to study the vital role that marine microbes play in sustaining planetary habitability. The merger of the new land-based laboratory with world-class sea-going support vessels will help position UH Manoa on the world map as a leader in oceanographic research.

Pictures and more in Malamalama magazine. Read the news release.