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25 years ago: Proposed legislation angers Haskell supporters

May 4, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 4, 1986:

  • A group of protesters spoke at a press conference in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union, charging that a federal legislative proposal to remove Haskell Indian Junior College from the control of the Bureau of Indian Affairs would cause the school to lose its identity. Critics also said that the changes could cause the school to become a vocational training center primarily serving local economic interests. At one point in the session, a representative from the Haskell student council called for the resignation of Haskell President Gerald Gipp and Sandy Praeger, president of the Haskell Foundation.
  • During Kansas University’s annual Tri-Service Review of the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC units, the Kansas Air National Guard performed a fly-by over Lawrence. At least 20 people called the KU Police Department asking about the noise created when the jets flew over. “They thought we were being bombed,” a dispatcher said.

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