quote by Kirk Caldwell

Hawai‘i Pacific University's new use of the iconic Aloha Tower Marketplace will continue its historic role of welcoming visitors, and now students, to the heart of Honolulu in a modern, vibrant mixed-use space.

— Kirk Caldwell

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First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen.

You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai'i was a brilliant idea.


One of the great things personally coming to Hawai'i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps.

I always loved going to Hawai'i; it was very, very special.

I remember reading Paul Fussell my first year teaching at U of Hawai'i and being like, oh, it has a turn! Why didn't anyone tell me?


Vividly imagined, beautifully written, at times almost unbearably suspenseful-the stories in Kristiana Kahakauwila's debut collection, This Is Paradise, are boldly inventive in their exploration of the tenuous nature of human relations. These are poignant stories of 'paradise'-Hawai'i-with all that 'paradise' entails of the transience of sensuous beauty.

Hula is the language of the heart, therefore, the heartbeat of the Hawai'ian people.

Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'---a scoop of rice with gravy, a scoop of macaroni salad, a piece of mahi-mahi, and a side of kimchi. Many different tastes share the plate, but none of them lose their individual flavor, and together they make up a uniquely 'local' cuisine. This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.

Hawai'i is not truly the idyllic paradise of popular songs--islands of love and tranquility, where nothing bad ever happens. It was and is a place where people work and struggle, live and die, as they do the world over.