The University of Hawaii has hired the law firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington and Harris to help president MRC Greenwood and members of the board of regents prepare for grilling by special senate committee members.
The contract is for $25,000. UH cites the potential conflict of interest for its own lawyers, as the reason why it had to go outside for legal help.
Meanwhile the school newspaper is urging students to submit testimony for Monday's hearing.
For the second time this summer KaLeo ran an editorial on its front page.
"We usually don't do that. We usually believe you should put editorial you should put news instead, but but we felt this was a pressing issue for the student body," said KaLeo Editor-in-Chief Davin Aoyagi.
The headline "We deserve better," ran in an edition last month.
"Frankly students do deserve better. We need to hold administrators accountable," said Aoyagi.
And seeing the amount of money being spent in the scandal aftermath has upset some students who look at rising tuition and the poor shape of elevators and bathrooms and they know where the money isn’t being spent.
“How do you lose $200, 000 and considering how much I pay for tuition, it’s a little bit ridiculous. It makes you feel shaky, and not feel confident about who is running the school, how do you lose that much money?" said Keahi Lee.
A California transfer student said she was taken aback at the condition of the college campus.
"I was surprised at the dismal condition of the buildings. Keller Hall could really use help. There are broken desks. It’s really appalling," said Melissa Clark-Johnson.
One geology professor said the faculty just wants transparency.