HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are lots of challenges facing University of Hawaii president David Lassner. Today, he answered question in the Sunrise studio about how he can improve their stewardship of Mauna Kea, in lieu of the ongoing protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The Athletics Department is facing its own problems with a $4.4 million deficit. Lassner suggested that everyone should pitch in saying, "This is Hawaii's athletics program. It's not just the university's. And we really need help from the community. And that could be government, it could be philanthropy, it can be everyone buys tickets. We need the community to show, that people feel so passionate about sports but we need that to translate into financial support as well. I think we need to look to the community and both the public and private sector and putting people in seats."
Watch for the complete interview.