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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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ndn66049 1 year, 10 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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friendofhaskell 1 year, 10 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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friendofhaskell 1 year, 10 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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ssakcaj 1 year, 10 months ago

Does that mean intelligent racist comments are okay?

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drillsgt 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 10 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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melissa stewart 1 year, 10 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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geekin_topekan 1 year, 10 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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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 10 months ago

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 10 months ago

If Eric Holder can do this, why not Haskell?

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