University of Hawaii Slashes Funding Request for Daniel K. Inouye Library
From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
The University of Hawaii has drastically cut its funding request for the planned Daniel K. Inouye library, including slashing a request for state bond financing by two thirds, to $5 million.
Interim UH President David Lassner proposed the funding change at today’s Board of Regents meeting after hearing public testimony from Inouye’s former chief of staff, Jennifer Sabas, who spoke on behalf of the late U.S. senator’s family and cited concerns about how quickly UH was moving on the proposed $27.5 million project.
The planned project generated criticism not only for the speed in which UH was pursuing it but the hefty price tag. At $27 million, it would have been the priciest new building on a per-square-foot basis that UH has pursued in years.
Construction on the library will not begin in July as planned.
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See Also: U. of Hawaii and Library of Congress Establish Daniel K. Inouye Project to Honor Lifework of U.S. Senator (July 2013)
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