College of Hawaiian Language marks new chapter with historic groundbreaking
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
February 15, 2011
A bilingual blessing and groundbreaking was held on Saturday for Phase I of permanent facilities to house programs and operations for the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikolani College of Hawaiian Language.
A building to house the University’s expanding Hawaiian Studies programs was identified as a need more than a decade prior to the department achieving collegiate status in 1998. The college’s rapid growth produced UH Hilo’s first master’s and Ph.D. recipients as it gained national prominence as a leader in indigenous language and cultural revitalization, added new programs like linguistics and witnessed a surge in enrollment. But that growth has come at a price as operations are spread out over five locations on campus, with some faculty and staff sharing office space with up to 16 people.
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