State of Hawaii sues Southwest International Univ

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by JE Brunton, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. JE Brunton

    JE Brunton New Member

    The State of Hawaii, by its Office of Consumer Protection, filed suit yesterday against Southwest International University, Inc. (a Hawaii corporation) and its principal Henry Yeh (a California resident). The suit alleges that the defendants violated various provisions of Hawaii's Unaccredited Degree Granting Institutions Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 446E) and seeks injunctive relief, restitution, civil penalties and other equitable relief.

    The Complaint will be posted online in the near future at

    Jeffrey E. Brunton
    Staff Attorney
    Office of Consumer Protection
    State of Hawaii
  2. uncle janko

    uncle janko member which the sage-king Brunton puts the western barbarians to flight...
  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    To a Hawaiian, wouldn't Californians be eastern barbarians?
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There is something interesting about schools(real or not) that sound like railway lines or defunct minor baseball leagues; Western International,Southern Pacific,Appalachian State, Western State, Columbia Union etc.

  5. Xtra

    Xtra New Member

    Well Done. We would like to see more violating university whereby currently running in Malaysia without approval. As what you can see AU, IIU, Cambridgeshire International and many more had been name by the Ministry of Education Malaysia as dubious university and one is from Hawaii: Akamai University.
  6. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    While I appreciate your contribution to this thread, I would also appreciate it if you would help to clarify the information presented in the thread related to "Malaysian Distance Education Institutions." You indicated that there would be "limitations" regarding enrollment yet there was contradictory information presented indicating that there was no residency. You present yourself as being "on the ground in Malaysia" and knowledgable of these matters. Please clarify this information. Thanks.
  7. Xtra

    Xtra New Member

    Yes. The news was abstract from local Malaysia news paper The Star. from the content we can see that there is very difficult to stop the elearning from offering either through internet. But to those hungry and looking for fast earning dm operator, they advertise and hunting for students and claiming a lot of credential from the u that they offer like using NCES as a selling point to tell people that they are recognise by USDOE, this will misled people after reading the flyer.

  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Western State College is a good accredited liberal arts college in western Colorado and I resent your insinuation that my alma mater sounds like a defunct railway or bush league baseball proposition. Appalachian State University is a good accredited liberal arts college in western North Carolina where a cousin of mine has taught English. They likewise are not a defunct railway or baseball bush league.
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Sorry did not mean to offend. Let me be more clear. I like those kind of names.There is something about those types of names that represent an America of a bygone era.

  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Uh oh! Here we go again!:)
  11. 3$bill

    3$bill New Member

    Southern California Trolley State, anyone?

    I think they are wonderful. They summon up a distant train whistle in the dark, the center fielder chasing down the sinking liner as shadows stretch across the park and the runners scurry round the infield.

    Here are some old minor leagues if anyone is thinking about starting up a school. (I think a few are taken, and I have dibs on Cape Breton Colliery.)

    Blue Grass
    Blue Ridge
    Cape Breton Colliery
    Coastal Plain
    Copper Country Soo
    Cotton States
    Gulf Coast
    Hudson River
    Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (Kitty)
    Lone Star
    Northwest International
    San Joaquin Valley
    South Atlantic (Sally)
    Southern California Trolley
    Tobacco State
    Twin Ports
    West Dixie
    Western Tri-State

    The complete list is here:
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks Bill! And I agree with your comments. Love also the ballpark websites with old ballpark photos. Had a client who played in the old semi pro ManDak League in addition to Mexican and the PCL. He got me on that one as I had not heard of it but some great players played there in 50's. Now you didn't pitch for Boston did you?

    Kind of feel the same about the rail lines with my favorite being Great Northern Railway. Heard a story once of ballpark in Mexico where railway went through outfield with doors at left and right field fences. Might be just a tall tale.

  13. 3$bill

    3$bill New Member

    Thanks for the URL. Nice.

    I fell within the Spaceman's orbit during my BC days. At the time, what bugged me was that no one ever asked him, "Hey, Bill, did you get that Chaucer paper in yet? Haw Haw."

    Still, if you have to be a namesake, that's not a bad one around Boston. I could have been named Bucky Dent.

    I heard that same story about the train running through the outfield.

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