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Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Information on Haskell investigation still not forthcoming

June 26, 2012

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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.

Comments

delberthelephant 2 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, because we haven't taken enough from Native Americans already.

Paul Wilson 2 years, 5 months ago

What have you or any other American taken from Native Americans? I have taken nothing. And those alive today deserve nothing. I will not be held accountable for the sins of my fathers...nor should I be. Native Americans should not expect anything for something their ancestors suffered.

drillsgt 2 years, 5 months ago

get rid of the vpaa..she put the info out on the press release..and she lied during the board of regents meeting...as we were told..she said everything was good but failed to report this situation to the BOR..or how she pulled all the grant money for the hireing of her friends ..alot of this event is caused by her lack of leadership skills..cant have a degree in SW and know how to lead a school..health center maybe..but thats why the school is dying...as i took my walk thru campus this morning..it looks bad..

bobandmywife 2 years, 5 months ago

" 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" LOL ! @ drillsgt You are right on the mark. Close the place and stop wasting taxpayers hard earned money.

friendofhaskell 2 years, 5 months ago

it was always curious to me why the vpaa was always attacked for problems at haskell until I learned from employees she stood up and reported the wrongdoing at haskell under the prior administration and has been attacked ever since. I was told after she reported she was forced to move to a vacant building without air in the middle of the summer until the IG's office came in and she left haskell during the investigation. Because she was a whistleblower she been's the subject of ongoing attack on this blog for telling the truth.

drillsgt 2 years, 5 months ago

Friend of haskell...she is the problem..she was not a whistle blower..she cried to birdwell who happen to be a acting above her and she was going around bad mouthing haskell leadership because she got called on her AIS program..which is useless compared to real universities..she didnt like it so she cried to birdwell and then got put into a acting president ..which was illegal..and she changed the whole system..which is now suffering for decsions she made ..did she tell peoiple how she took grant money and hired pot smoking teachers, or a president assistant who is worthless..or how she tried to get rid of sports so that money could be put into ais program..bachlores degrees in health area were not put in because she said indians dont want health degrees..they want to fight the government..but she like her check every two weeks..teachers seeing students or even stalking them...yep she will have alot to answer to..she lied to the BOR about things happing at school about grade changing...the grades changed were for AIS students..why?...

bobandmywife 2 years, 5 months ago

@ drillsgt You are right. We know people who work at Haskell. Vpaa as a whistle blower is laughable unless she is whistle blowing on herself. Everything you state is true. Now much more does it take to close the place down? And save the taxpayers! Maybe this reporter Shaun Hittle should investigate Vpaa. Other then that he/she is most likely wasting his/she's time.

bobandmywife 2 years, 5 months ago

Sorry I meant to say he/she is most likely wasting his/hers time.

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