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University of Hawaii Mānoa

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2500 Campus Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone
(808) 956-8111
Email address
admissions@hawaii.edu
School Information
"Established in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. Mānoa offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees; a strong, vital research program; and nationally ranked NCAA Division I athletics. UH Mānoa is a research university of international standings. "It has widely recognized strengths in tropical agriculture, tropical medicine, oceanography, astronomy, electrical engineering, volcanology, evolutionary biology, comparative philosophy, comparative religion, Hawaiian studies, Pacific Islands studies, Asian studies and Pacific and Asian regional public health." The university enrolls over 17,400 students and awards over 100 bachelors degrees, 80 masters degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees. (Source: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/about/)
General Information
After the arrest of a University of Hawaii alumnus involved in the Capitol Hill riot, the provost pledged to undertake measures to promote equity and inclusion. He announced that there will be a "critical assessment of our policies and procedures with an eye towards equity and anti-racism through the work of the UH Mānoa Commission on Racism & Bias at the campus level, and through our participation in the Equity Action Framework with the National Association of System Heads (NASH) at the UH System level". Results from this are expected in the summer. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below: (Source: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/01/19/provost-on-national-day-of-racial-healing/)

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • They university hosted a virtual seminar on "Antiracist Parenting 301." The organizers provided each family with one free "race-conscious" book "to encourage parents and caregivers to engage with kids about race in becoming antiracist."
Symbolic Actions
  • The provost announced that there will be a "critical assessment of our policies and procedures with an eye towards equity and anti-racism through the work of the UH Mānoa Commission on Racism & Bias at the campus level, and through our participation in the Equity Action Framework with the National Association of System Heads (NASH) at the UH System level".
  • In spring of 2020, Provost Bruno officially established the "UH Mānoa Commission on Racism and Bias," which "examin[es] how we have responded to racism and bias at UH Mānoa and propos[es] ways to move forward together."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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