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University of Hawaii Wants to House Obama’s Library

President Obama hasn’t even completed his second year in office, and the University of Hawaii already is planning to persuade the commander in chief to let the university house his presidential library.

Chancellor of UH Virginia Hinshaw said, “If you’re going to be ready, you need to organize many years ahead.”

Though Obama was born in Hawaii, the university is not yet a shoo-in. UH is working hard towards obtaining the library, but it will have to out bid Chicago and several other places.

“Well it will be his choice and we respect that choice,” Virginia Hinshaw said.

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University of Hawaii Astronomer Announces New Planet Similar to Earth

Artist Lynette Cook's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system

Artist Lynette Cook's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system

Generation Y might still be fumbling to fix their textbooks after NASA announced that Pluto was no longer a planet, but stop the presses once again, because scientists are saying they may have finally discovered a planet similar in structure to Earth!

Astronomer Nader Haghighipour from the University of Hawaii at Manoa has announced with his team that the potential new planet was found by a telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea.

The planet supposedly has water on the surface, is in the Libra constellation 20 light years away and orbits the small star, Gliese 581. The rocky planet has strong gravity and is thought to be 30 percent bigger than Earth. Five other planets orbit Gliese 581 as well. The scientists on Haghighipour’s team have 238 unique observation of Gliese 581 and have been monitoring the star for 11 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Most Scenic College Campuses in the U.S.

hawaiiCan’t decide which college you want to attend? Why not pick a pretty one? We all know that college is for learning, but you won’t be cooped up in a classroom the whole time, so if you love to go for morning runs or just want to enjoy your surroundings, you might as well pick a college that has a scenic campus that both you and visiting friends and family can enjoy.

Here’s a list of the most scenic college campuses:

New College of Florida: Looking to study by the beach? New College of Florida may be the best place for you. Located near Sarasota Bay, the college not only has breath-taking palm trees, but the school is also surrounded by both modern and classic architecture.

Pepperdine University: You may confuse Pepperdine’s campus with a circle of Mediterranean villas. The Malibu, Calif. college has buildings that are complete with white-stuccoed exteriors and red-tiled roofs. Beyond the awesome architecture is a picture-perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. Read the rest of this entry »


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