Haskell News

Candidates for Haskell president on campus for interviews
October 16, 2013
Seven candidates are on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus to interview for the position of university president. The university has been without a president since former Haskell President Chris Redman resigned in May. The interviews are open to Haskell students and faculty.
25th annual Haskell Art Market this weekend
September 11, 2013
The Haskell Art Market will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the annual event scheduled for this weekend. By Giles Bruce
Acting Haskell president says new permanent leader will have tough job
July 10, 2013
After the sudden departure of president Chris Redman in May, Haskell Indian Nations University is without a permanent leader for a stretch that will likely total about six months. And whoever is picked won’t have an easy job, said Michael Lewis, the university’s acting president and its chief of finance for the last nine years. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence firefighter heading back out with hotshot crew for second summer, even after Arizona deaths
July 6, 2013
Much of America may have learned about “hotshot” firefighter crews for the first time this past weekend, when 19 members of one such crew died in a wildfire in Arizona. But Nick Cesare of Lawrence first heard of the hotshot crews last summer. That’s when he joined one. By Matt Erickson
Haskell graduates ‘live it up’ at commencement ceremony
May 10, 2013
Tyler Levier told his classmates to “walk slow” during their Haskell Indian Nations University commencement ceremony Friday, saying they’d earned a chance to enjoy some recognition.
Powerlifter to take place among elite American Indian athletes in national hall of fame
March 14, 2013
Hundreds of trophies and medals filled six tables Thursday night in the Coffin Sports Complex on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. The display was part of a ceremony honoring the achievements of Lawrence powerlifter Brady Tanner. On Saturday, Tanner will become the first Special Olympian inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo., joining the likes of Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills. But for all his achievements — including three gold medals from the 2011 World Special Olympic Games in Greece and numerous national titles — Tanner’s attitude was the attribute most mentioned by event speakers. By Adam Strunk
Federal report details academic fraud at Haskell
January 28, 2013
A recently obtained investigative report from the U.S. Department of Education about Haskell Indian Nations University details instances of academic fraud in the school’s athletics department, dating back to 2007. By Shaun Hittle
Former Haskell student to face trial in alleged sexual assault of fellow student
December 5, 2012
A 19-year-old former Haskell Indian Nations University student was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the alleged sexual assault of a female Haskell student in November. By Shaun Hittle
19-year-old Haskell student arrested for attempted rape
01:54 p.m., November 12, 2012 Updated 05:33 p.m.
A 19-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student was arrested early Monday morning on a charge of attempted rape, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. By Shaun Hittle
Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends
October 13, 2012
At one time, Patrick Austin Freeland thought a fancy suit and a trip to Washington, D.C., probably was the best way to stave off the South Lawrence Trafficway. Freeland, like dozens upon dozens of Haskell Indian Nations University students over the last two decades, has been a crusader to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from being built through the wetlands that are owned by Haskell and Baker universities along 31st Street.
Haskell president: NAIA probation traced to academic fraud involving two students
September 21, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University President Chris Redman provided more specifics this week about academic violations that placed all of the school’s athletics programs on probation through 2014.
Haskell: ‘Corrective actions’ taken on athletics program
September 13, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University issued a news release late Thursday saying the school “has taken several corrective actions to bring its Athletic Program into compliance with NAIA standards and to address issues raised in the U.S. Department of Education Inspector General’s investigation and report.”
Haskell’s athletic programs put on probation through 2014
September 12, 2012
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s and women’s athletic programs have been placed on probation through 2014 for “violations involving ineligible players,” according to the website of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA.