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One of two men charged in alleged Haskell dorm rape pleads not guilty to all charges
04:15 p.m., May 21, 2015 Updated 10:13 p.m.
A 19-year-old Anadarko, Okla., man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all charges related to an alleged Nov. 15, 2014, rape in a Haskell Indian Nations University dorm room.
Haskell president optimistic about reaccreditation site visit
May 17, 2015
Haskell Indian Nations University expects to get a sneak-peek, of sorts, at a draft report from its reaccreditation site visit possibly within the next two weeks. Haskell President Venida Chenault said she believes the site visit went well and is optimistic that the draft won’t contain major surprises. By Sara Shepherd
U.S. Secretary of the Interior tells Haskell grads she’s committed to tribal sovereignty, including in education
04:54 p.m., May 8, 2015 Updated 10:20 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University has lower enrollment, less funding and more competition from other colleges than decades past. But the school is as relevant today as ever, if not more, especially for growing well-rounded future tribal leaders, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said. Jewell is the highest ranking U.S. Department of the Interior official ever to speak at Haskell graduation, which took place Friday at Coffin Complex on the Haskell campus. By Sara Shepherd
All dorm rooms at Haskell to have Internet access by fall
03:59 p.m., May 7, 2015 Updated 10:58 p.m.
By summer’s end, all five residence halls on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus will have in-room Internet access. The ongoing project has required installing infrastructure in the residence halls and also upping the university’s bandwidth to accommodate plugging them in, Haskell Chief Information Officer Joshua Arce told the Haskell Board of Regents during his report Thursday. By Sara Shepherd
Fledgling Haskell Foundation sets fundraising goal at $70 million
06:00 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 09:44 p.m.
The recently reborn Haskell Foundation has officially set its fundraising goal: $70 million in the next 10 years. So far, it has about $250,000. That, plus an executive director, a website, a Facebook page with more than 760 likes and a few inroads with potential area business partners. By Sara Shepherd
U.S. Secretary of the Interior to deliver Haskell commencement address
02:52 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 09:40 p.m.
United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the 2015 commencement address Friday at Haskell Indian Nations University, the department said in a release.
Haskell’s athletics conference dissolving
01:26 p.m., April 30, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University’s athletics conference is dissolving, leaving the Indians to compete independently for the upcoming school year, Haskell announced Thursday. By Sara Shepherd
Haskell: ‘On edge’ but excited for upcoming reaccreditation review
Site visit from accreditation team begins Monday
April 11, 2015
Many at Haskell Indian Nations University blame years of a “revolving door” in the president’s office for leaving a number of things undone, important things. Since Venida Chenault became president in January 2014, key measures have been put in place, or at least put in motion. Will it be enough for Haskell to keep its accreditation? By Sara Shepherd
Weekend event planned on Haskell campus canceled at last minute
March 27, 2015
A weekend-long series of events planned by students at Haskell Indian Nations University and reported in Friday’s Journal-World was cancelled at the last minute.
Four-day Haskell event features Native music, underlines school values
March 26, 2015
A group of Haskell Indian Nations University students envisions this weekend’s four-day Haskell Resurgence event as a fun way for peers to brush up on their school’s mission and values before Haskell’s upcoming reaccreditation site visit. And for anyone else looking to take in some contemporary Native American music, the first three days of the event are open to the public. By Sara Shepherd
After casino scandal, longtime Haskell Regent asked to resign as chief of tribe
05:25 p.m., March 12, 2015 Updated 10:55 p.m.
A longtime Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents member and former board president is under fire in Oklahoma, where a scandal revealed this week spurred leaders of his tribe to demand he resign as chief. Haskell University and Board of Regents leaders said that while the situation involving George Tiger was not linked to Haskell, it was “a sad state of affairs.” By Sara Shepherd
LDCFM recognizes Haskell partnership with vehicle flag
February 12, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department unveiled a new flag for use on LDCFM vehicles at Station No. 2, specifically the new Quint 105-foot aerial. The flag was created because Station No. 2, at 2128 Harper St., supports Haskell Indian Nations University as part of its district for response.
Haskell seeking information about vandalism to sacred sweat lodges
01:29 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:02 p.m.
Two sacred sweat lodges at Haskell Indian Nations University have been vandalized, leaving leaders of the school disappointed and looking for a culprit. By Chad Lawhorn