Haskell Indian Nations University officials have again cancelled a Journal-World interview with president Chris Redman to discuss academic violations within the school’s athletics department. A similar meeting scheduled for last week was also cancelled.
Stephen Prue, Haskell spokesman, said Redman asked that the interview be postponed until the Journal-World receives responses to several Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the violations.
The 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.
A more detailed description of the violations has not been provided, despite multiple requests.