The Pacific Ocean is our best hope for greatness. Space is over for centuries to come. The sea around us is the next frontier for intelligent development in harmony with the marine environment. You need to start with something, and the Pacific International Ocean Station could well be the the catalyst that could lead to a great university, and subsequently a progressive and thriving State of Hawaii.
As an important aside, the university just hired an athletic director, Ben Jay, from Ohio State University. In a way, I feel sorry for him. The State of Hawaii cannot afford to compete for the Learfield (this was once the Sear's Cup, but Learfield Sports took on sponsorship) Sports Diretor's Cup, given annually to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics with the most success in collegiate athletics. North Carolina (a state school) was the first to win in 1993-4, but every year since, Stanford has prevailed. The difference is money. However, Florida came in #2 last year and Ohio State the year before. All the #2's have been state schools. So Hawaii has a chance, right? Nope. We are too small. Well, maybe there is solution. Like Oregon and Oklahoma State, find a billionaire. This is the solution for University of Hawaii greatness, certainly in athletics, but, more importantly, in academics.