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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.
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.