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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.
From a place of ‘very little hope’ to a bright future
Haskell graduate becomes first in family to earn bachelor’s degree
May 11, 2012
Eddie Moore plans to buck the trends of his hometown, where unemployment is 72 percent. He’ll become the first in his family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree today. And he’s already had success, earning an internship at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.
Lawrence Locales: Haskell Cultural Center
May 6, 2012
The museum at 143 Barker Ave. on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University opened 10 years ago as part of a national effort by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium to create repositories for Native American art and culture. Among its missions is tracing the history of Haskell itself, from its origins in 1884 as the U.S. Indian Industrial Training School to its place today as a four-year, degree-granting university.
Rocket competition sparks Haskell students’ interest in math
April 15, 2012
Students enrolled in a class at Haskell Indian Nations University are constructing a rocket that they hope will fly high enough to earn them top honors at an upcoming competition among other tribal colleges and universities.
Haskell film festival set for weekend
March 25, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University will host the eighth annual American Indian Film Festival Friday and Saturday in the Haskell Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Haskell reaches deal to bolster interaction with Environmental Protection Agency
February 2, 2012
Leaders of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region Seven signed an agreement Wednesday that will promote more interaction among Haskell students and faculty with EPA staff.