Leadership & Governance

'Wonder Blunder' Puts U. of Hawaii's President on the Hot Seat

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Athletics officials at the flagship campus thought they were booking Stevie Wonder (shown performing at the White House last May) for a fund-raising concert when they sent $200,000 to a fraudulent promoter. The resulting uproar has opened a debate over politics and governance throughout the system.
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The deal was signed and sealed, but Stevie Wonder was not delivered.

In one of higher education's more bizarre controversies, a failed attempt to bring Mr. Wonder to the University of Hawaii-Manoa for a concert has spiraled into a full-scale debacle...

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