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Haskell provides no new details on violations

May 25, 2012

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Representatives from Haskell Indian Nations University have provided no new information about academic violations within the school’s athletics department.

The Journal-World was scheduled to meet with Haskell President Chris Redman this week, but that meeting was rescheduled for next week.

The academic violations came to light after an anonymous letter to the Journal-World, which 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.”

The release did not mention which sports were involved.

Requests for a more detailed description of the violations have not been answered, despite multiple requests.

The Journal-World also filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Department of the Interior for the full report of the investigation. That request is pending and could take several weeks.

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 2 months ago

If Eric Holder can do this, why not Haskell?

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Dusty 2 years, 2 months ago

More of Haskell? Your question was worded ambiguously. But, a few bad apples don't mean the whole bushel is rotten.

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

My comment was removed because I suggested that all athletes are required to do is run, catch and throw? I also linked to a youtube video of a new lacrosse movie that I intend to go see on June 1 in Olathe...

This violated the usage agreement in what way? What kind of B.S. moderator is running this thread, anyway?

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

Lacrosse is a great sport. As a matter of fact, it's the oldest sport in America. I play lacrosse. What does the moderator have against this sport? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_...

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

The movie I linked to is called Crooked Arrows. Everyone should support the movie by spending money to see it.

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Alex Parker 2 years, 2 months ago

Whether or not you intended to refer to all athletes everywhere, your comment included a link to a movie about Native American athletes. That, plus the wording of the comment, could be construed as racist, hence its removal.

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

Wow! No racism was intended at all... As a matter of fact, I have a little indigenous blood in me. Too bad you thought too long and hard about the words in my post. Poppycock and balderdash, anyway.

I thought the post was removed because I was advertising the movie. Here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOqSi-...

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 2 months ago

I've suggested removal of this comment.

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geekin_topekan 2 years, 2 months ago

Sadly, FHNC, there was a time when I would rebuke your comment but the one who was working overtime to forge Haskell into an institution of higher learning that commands respect from academia and commerce alike, was (imo) bullied out of her position in order to maintain a status quo of government entitlement.

Why on earth would we expect anything more?

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melissa stewart 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for that rude comment. I don't recall any comments being posted from the Haskell community when something happens at KU. No rude or racists comments are ever posted from the Haskell community pertaining to any scandal around town, however I always read rude and ignorant comments being posted about Haskell. If you don't have anything nice to say, DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.

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slvrntrt 2 years, 2 months ago

If no one ever said any bad things, we would just allow problems to go on forever.

Falsifying student records is pretty messed up.

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slvrntrt 2 years, 2 months ago

And I doubt that no one from the Haskell comunity has every posted a rude comment on any scandal ever. Posting rude comments is a very common and enjoyable thing to do.

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melissa stewart 2 years, 2 months ago

The rude comment I was referring to, was removed.It was a racist comment. I am fully aware rude comments are a common practice however ignorant, racist comments are crossing the line.

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ssakcaj 2 years, 2 months ago

Does that mean intelligent racist comments are okay?

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drillsgt 2 years, 2 months ago

All the vpaa fault..can't be in a position of leadership without some sort of skills...I would ask for the removable..thru letters to the DOI And BIA...they can't put out a press release if you have no clue what the facts are and the whole situation is..that little puppet who is nothing but a messenger boy..has no right to make decisions on what should go into a press statement..that bird well group days will soon be exposed..more to follow

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drillsgt 2 years, 2 months ago

All the vpaa fault..can't be in a position of leadership without some sort of skills...I would ask for the removable..thru letters to the DOI And BIA...they can't put out a press release if you have no clue what the facts are and the whole situation is..that little puppet who is nothing but a messenger boy..has no right to make decisions on what should go into a press statement..that bird well group days will soon be exposed..more to follow

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ssakcaj 2 years, 2 months ago

Does that mean intelligent racist comments are okay?

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friendofhaskell 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm told Intercollegiate Athletics is under the Office of President drillst which means this happened under the supervision of the former president and athletic director. I guess we now have a pretty good indication why the emperor was shipped out, employees at Haskell blew the whistle on the corruption. Maybe Hittle should FOIA all whistleblowing reports and complaints submitted to the DOI, BIA, BIE and DOE.

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ndn66049 2 years, 2 months ago

Friend...there is the problem...the former pres was detailed off campus for most of her tenure i think starting somewhere at the end of 08 thus leaving the VPAA in charge of the university along with some other interm presidents who didn't do much but maintain order...in the same timeframe the VPAA's main focus on athletics was to get rid of the AD who she had always thought was highered illegally because he wasn't native or go through the normal highering process. But that was back in 08 and 09 of course we don't know when the majority of these offenses happened because we have no details. The orginal press release said problems stem back to 08 but the majority of the problems could have been in 2010 or 11 which would have been bascially under the current admin. In fact it looks like HINU forfeited a Women's BB game from last season but again no one knows why.....Either way the admin old or new at HINU is backasswards because they are running a university like a BIA office in Okla. or South Dakota or like IHS. They appoint or hire people based on certs and GS levels rather than experience running a university. Then they expect people to learn thier job as they go. Its a cycle of maintaining mediocrity from the BIA/BIE offices in DC all the way down to the HS senior in El Reno, OK who is still waiting on his acceptance letter from HINU even though he turned in his application in December. I guess in all honesty its the systems fault. Any president will take orders and have budget constraints because the US Govt has made a commitment to having HINU but not a commitment to improving it or even bringing up to date with any other small college in the country. Just like the Admin at HINU has made a commitment to having athletics but not a commitment to have successful programs because that would cost $, especially in the area of staffing. You can buy the new football coach all the brand new footballs he can use and say "hey look we just spent $1000 on the best footballs money can buy". Now go out and coach these 90 kids by yourself. SOOOO...the less staffing you have (ex....AD who has to coach basketball too with no Assistant AD) then the less eyes there are to catch kids turning in false ACT scores and the less eyes to see a kid who had an F on her transcript yesterday and now has a C.

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friendofhaskell 2 years, 2 months ago

According to the LJW article on May 2010 (LJW website), the former President was on campus until September 2009 when she was detailed to Oklahoma City and received a vote of no confidence from the board of regents. The recent LJW article says the athletic violations were from 2008. If you look at the articles on LJW several identify funding problems at Haskell so how much funding goes into athletics and is funding for education used to fund athletics? What is the win:loss record for Haskell athletics? Big colleges and universities are cutting back on athletic programs so wouldn't it make sense for a small college like Haskell do the same?

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ndn66049 2 years, 2 months ago

Comparing HINU to Big Colleges is like comparing apples and oranges. In fact HINU does nothing like Bigger, Smaller or any other colleges in the US because it has no interest in bringing funds into its own system from outside sources other than the US Govt. Just about every other college in the US is designed like a business and its main focus is generating revenue. If a department is losing money then they either raise fees / tuition or in the athletic world they ask booster / alumni to support the program. If those things don't work then they cut the program rather than streamline a program that might not be able to succeed against competitors who are fully funded. Thus protecting thier "name" among (brand) and allowing them to spend the $ on a sport that is successful. HINU's problem is that they don't care about thier name compared to other colleges and they don't have alumni / boosters who give back to the athletic programs because they have not marketing department. HINU does almost no recruiting of the common student because it doesn't matter how many students attend HINU 600 or 1000..the $ allocated to them is the same. If HINU cared about the image of the school they would have never released a press statement airing out thier dirty laundry with no facts. Especially if they haven't even contacted the NAIA yet.

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