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EXCLUSIVE: Greenwood, Apple apologize to regents for concert fiasco Video included

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University of Hawaii Board of Regents admonished UH President M.R.C. Greenwood and UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple during a day-long closed-door meeting Wednesday when the two officials also offered their apologies to the board, sources said. More>>

Three UH regents, promoter invited to testify in State Senate Wonder blunder probe

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A State Senate committee has added a promoter and three members of the UH Board of Regents to its list of people expected to testify at the second hearing next week looking into the Stevie Wonder blunder and its aftermath. More>>

Accreditation panel praises Greenwood, asks for info on UH's Wonder blunder Video included

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The aftermath of the Stevie Wonder blunder has caught the attention of the agency that accredits the University of Hawaii. More>>

UH hearings begin; Greenwood tried to minimize problems in private

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As the State Senate's Special Committee on Accountability prepared to hold its first briefing Monday afternoon into the University of Hawaii's Stevie Wonder concert fiasco, Hawaii News Now has learned UH President M.R.C. Greenwood tried to minimize criticism of UH leadership during private meetings, sources said. More>>

Senate panel to investigate UH buyouts Video included

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The chair of the special state Senate panel investigating the Stevie Wonder concert fiasco says she sees a "pattern" lucrative payouts to outgoing University of Hawaii officials.The Senate's Special Committee More>>

Analysis: Who's in charge at UH? Can they be fired?

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Some people have called for the removal of top UH officials in the aftermath of the school's failed Stevie Wonder concert, a fiasco that has brought into question management decisions at Hawaii's largest educational institution.
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Senators grill former athletics director, Board of Regents chair Video included

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After a six-hour special hearing over the failed Stevie Wonder concert, state senators are still not satisfied. Among ... More>>

Senate committee releases UH concert documents Video included

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The University of Hawaii's Stevie Wonder concert fiasco was the product of a systematic breakdown and not the fault of a single university official, internal UH documents show.On Monday, the state Senate More>>

EXCLUSIVE: Donovan to testify about 'take-it-or-leave-it' offer from UH Video included

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Former University of Hawaii Athletics Director Jim Donovan plans to testify before state lawmakers Monday that UH offered him a "take it or leave it" deal for his controversial new job, sources said. More>>

Members of State Senate Special Committee on Accountability

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The five members of the State Senate's special committee investigating the University of Hawaii include three UH alumni. More>>

Witnesses called before State Senate panel investigating UH’s Stevie Wonder blunder

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These are the witnesses expected to testify before the special State Senate committee investigating the failed UH Stevie Wonder concert as well as other UH management and spending issues. More>>

Others involved in failed UH concert, investigation and response

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These people's names may come up during briefings before a special State Senate committee investigating the botched UH Stevie Wonder concert as well as other UH management and spending issues.  They either worked on the concert or were involved in the dissemination of information to the public in the aftermath of the event's cancellation. More>>

Investigation: UH concert fiasco result of mismanagement, little oversight Video included

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In spite of pleas from state lawmakers and some members of the public, the UH Board of Regents did not re-instate Jim Donovan as athletics director Wednesday and instead concurred with his transfer to a new UH communications job. More>>

UH paying up to $75K to two law firms in Stevie Wonder concert aftermath Video included

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The University of Hawaii will pay one Honolulu law firm up to $50,000 for an investigation into the failed Stevie Wonder concert, while it plans to pay another law firm as much as $25,000 for additional legal services connected with a State Senate investigation into the fiasco. More>>

State senators to probe Stevie Wonder blunder Video included

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The State Senate's Special Committee on Accountability will hold hearings late next month into the University of Hawaii's Stevie Wonder concert fiasco, asking that UH officials testify in public about their actions. More>>

3 UH coaches will step down from athletics director selection panel

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Three University of Hawaii Manoa coaches who signed a letter asking for UH to immediately appoint acting Athletics Director Rockne Freitas to the position permanently plan to resign from UH's AD search committee, sources said. More>>

Chancellor says UH officials will participate in Senate hearings

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University of Hawaii Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple reacted for the first time Tuesday to state senators' plans to hold hearings looking into the Stevie Wonder Blunder and its aftermath. More>>

Local promoter of UH Stevie Wonder concert bankrupt, in foreclosure Video included

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The local promoter at the center of the failed UH Stevie Wonder concert, canceled two weeks ago, has encountered serious financial problems in recent years. More>>

Promoter: UH Stevie Wonder deposit money found

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The local promoter who booked the now-canceled Stevie Wonder concert told Hawaii News Now late Friday afternoon that the University of Hawaii's deposit money has been located, a claim that could not be independently verified. More>>

UH's Stevie Wonder concert canceled Video included

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The University of Hawaii, apparently the victim of scammers, was forced to cancel a Stevie Wonder concert scheduled as a UH athletics fundraiser next month at Stan Sheriff Center. More>>

  • Interactive Poll

  • Who do you think is to blame for the Wonder Blunder fiasco at UH?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    M.R.C. Greenwood
    44%
    41 votes
    Jim Donovan
    15%
    14 votes
    Board of Regents
    4%
    4 votes
    Rich Sheriff
    3%
    3 votes
    All the above
    34%
    32 votes