After more than a month of interview and open records requests, no new information has been provided about academic violations within the Haskell Indian Nations University athletics department.
An anonymous letter to the Journal-World in May about an internal investigation prompted Haskell officials to issue a news release that provided vague information about a federal investigation into falsified student-athlete ACT scores at the school.
The release stated that employees were “disciplined for manipulation of three other student transcripts,” but did not specify what those actions were or which sports were involved.
Haskell President Chris Redman scheduled — then canceled — several interviews since May. He has declined requests for an interview pending the results of an open records request filed by the Journal-World May 18 with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The request asked for any reports related to investigations of academic misconduct in the Haskell athletics department.
On June 25, the Journal-World received a response from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that the request was being sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General for review. A timetable for when the records will be available was not provided.