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Posted on: Saturday, January 27, 2001

Grants, enrollment rise sharply at UH-Hilo

By Hugh Clark
Advertiser Big Island Bureau

A dramatic increase in federal grants and private contributions has Chancellor Rose Tseng optimistic about what’s happening at the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Federal grants to UH-Hilo have increased from $3 million to $22 million in just two years, while private contributions have risen by 69 percent, Tseng said this week in her "spring highlights" speech to faculty and students.

What’s more, enrollment increased for the sixth straight semester, she said, adding that UH-Hilo is the system’s only campus with increasing enrollment.

"Our university is increasing its image as a comprehensive university," said Tseng.

She announced:

The school has doubled the number of new-student orientations for the spring semester.

The school has tripled the number of participants in the National Student Exchange Program, with participants from South Carolina, Illinois, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, among others.

The number of foreign students has grown to 240. "Our university is indeed a rich environment of diversity like nowhere else in the world," said Tseng.

UH-Hilo has become involved in a National Science Foundation project that is expected to bring in more money.

The new $19 million classroom and office building project is progressing well and is scheduled for use after May 2002.

The $4 million Marine Sciences Building, also launched last year, is on schedule and due to be used this fall if equipment and furnishings arrive in time.

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