Irene Taafaki

CMI launches semester

CMI launches semester

WILMER JOEL The once empty College of the Marshall Islands campus in Uliga was full Monday with the start of the first day of school. Students were wearing face masks, and security monitored strict entry rules, allowing only those with ID badges. Students and teachers had to carry a valid CMI ID that has a […]

Graduation highlights around RMI

Graduation highlights around RMI

Graduation dominoes keep falling: The end of May it was Majuro Coop School,Assumption and SDA on consecutive days. Then a brief lull before the public schools launched, with Kwajalein Atoll High School Monday, Marshall Islands High School Tuesday and Laura High School Wednesday this week.These events “sandwiched” another set of graduations at Kwajalein Atoll. The […]

CMI plans new Ebeye campus

CMI plans new Ebeye campus

The College of the Marshall Islands 29th Commencement Exercises at the newly renovated SSG Solomon Sam Basketball Court featured 180 college-level graduates and the awarding of 217 certificates and degrees. President David Kabua and Minister of Education Kitlang Kabua were on hand to congratulate the graduates, along with keynote speaker Broderick Menke. Besides the awarding […]

CMI’s Solomon court upgrades

CMI’s Solomon court upgrades

As part of its ongoing improvement project for the SSG Solomon Sam Memorial Sports Court at CMI, the college plans to install a new sign honoring the only Marshall Islander to die in the US Armed Forces during a combat mission. The college earlier this month demolished the existing small stage next to the court […]

Jaki-ed book launched

Jaki-ed book launched

KAREN EARNSHAW Maria Fowler opened her remarks to the crowd at the College of the Marshall Islands with the words: “You are all beautiful rainbows as I look at you” and then went on to describe the various parts of a jaki-ed also known as a finely woven clothing mats. Her words were part of […]

CMI honors first in family

CMI honors first in family

WILMER JOEL In honor of college students who were the first ones to graduate from their families, the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) organized the first ever First-Generation College Celebration last week at the College’s courtyard. CMI’s event followed in the footsteps of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and NAPSA’s Center for […]

Boot camp team graduates

Boot camp team graduates

WILMER JOEL The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) Youth Corps in collaboration with the RMI National Training Council (NTC) organized a closing ceremony at CMI last week Monday in honor of the 28 recipients who completed an eight-week summer boot camp. This summer boot camp is a collaborative milestone between CMI and NTC to […]

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Marshallese weavers of jaki-ed (clothing mats) will be showing their fine art around the world next year, with a demonstration being held at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC and a display of the mats at Australia’s Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. These exciting events were announced by long-time friend of the Marshall Islands, MaryLou […]

Marshalls benefits from UWC ties

Marshalls benefits from UWC ties

GIFF JOHNSON Marshall Islands students are currently studying at United World College high schools in England, China, Singapore, Germany, and Hong Kong — with a new scholarship up for grabs to UWC’s newly opened school in Japan for the school year starting in August 2017. Previously, RMI students have studied at and graduated from UWC […]