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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.
Artful works on display at Haskell Indian Art Market
September 8, 2012
With rows of vendors and hundreds of visitors, it can be hard to stand out at a large craft fair like Haskell’s. But Lita Atencio has been a vendor here for eight years, and she said there’s a trick to get passersby to notice her wares: be friendly.
Haskell records request unmet
12:00 a.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 10:09 a.m.
More than two months after Haskell Indian Nations University acknowledged the school was the subject of a federal investigation for falsifying ACT scores for athletes, no new information has been provided about the case despite numerous interview and open records requests.
Haskell hosting three-day safety conference
July 10, 2012
Prosecutors, victim advocates, tribal leaders and law enforcement officers from across the state convened at Haskell Indian Nations University on Tuesday for a three-day conference promoting public safety for American Indians.
Information on Haskell investigation still not forthcoming
June 26, 2012
After more than a month of interview and open records requests, no new information has been provided about academic violations within the Haskell Indian Nations University athletics department.
Once again, Haskell delays meeting with newspaper to discuss manipulating test scores
May 31, 2012
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.
Haskell provides no new details on violations
May 25, 2012
Representatives from Haskell Indian Nations University have provided no new information about academic violations within the school’s athletics department.
Haskell, KU students walking to underscore environmental, Native American spiritual issues of trafficway
May 16, 2012
A group of Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University students had made it to Brunswick, Mo., on Wednesday evening in their effort to walk from Lawrence to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about the environmental controversy surrounding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Disciplinary action taken against Haskell employees after investigation of student-athlete test scores
May 15, 2012
A Department of Education investigation into falsified student-athlete test scores at Haskell Indian Nations University resulted in “official action on the employees and students involved,” according to a press release issued by Haskell late Tuesday afternoon.
Haskell graduation becomes a family affair
May 11, 2012
Friday’s Haskell Indian Nations University’s Spring Commencement was a family dream come true for graduate Lois Stevens. Both of Stevens’ parents — Ernie and Cheryl — graduated from Haskell, as did her two sisters and two brothers. All also played basketball for the school.