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Chris Redman named president of Haskell Indian Nations University

I believe this hiring selection will be a mistake. Redman's background according to a couple of web bios is in human resources. I think it is a master's in HR. Two items concern me, the first is the fact that he does not have a doctorate in any field and is not even in the process. The second is that he has no educational background and his only claim to education administration experience is his one year acting at Haskell. I am more than willing to debate the value of an education degree which I have concerns on the true value and impact. The issue to me is that Redman has chosen to be in an education administration system but has expressed no initiative in the process until this opportunity basically fell into his lap.

It seems to me like another example of BIA/BIE ticket punching much like with the Birdwell character. Either that or he was the only one foolish enough to take the job. They have been looking for 8-9 months or so.

With a 0% four year, and 8% six year graduation rate there is nowhere to go but up. For the sake of the students who are foolish enough to attend, I wish him success.

June 3, 2011 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Bureau of Indian Affairs vs. Brigham Young University.

What disgrace? You keep bringing up something from 30 years ago. It isn't news. Okay, it is old news. I realize it was your shining moment in the sun, but guess what? Your moment is over. Get over it.

Regardless of the issue, it always seems an excuse for you to promote yourself. Going back to your original moment in the sun, you could have presented your concerns to Assistant Secretary Fritz in any one of a half dozen different ways. But no, instead you decided that during the middle of a graduation ceremony would be the perfect time.

It would appear your ego knows no bounds.

If you really want to protest something how about protesting Dan Wildcat's false claims of being native american when in reality he isn't even an enrolled tribal member.

March 10, 2011 at 2:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amarr Garage Doors lays off 19 employees in Lawrence, citing seasonal downturn

They don't control the orders, their customers do. That is just the nature of the business.

December 29, 2010 at 12:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amarr Garage Doors lays off 19 employees in Lawrence, citing seasonal downturn

No one gets sucked into staying. They just don't want to deal with changing, as you said they lack the initiative.

The other people you list who seem to be trying, and biding their time while taking classes, gathering resources to relocate, etc, aren't stuck. You even state they are biding their time. In other words they know they are in a mudhole and choose to stay in the mudhole for reasons of their own.

People don't get stuck, they choose to stay.

December 29, 2010 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to approve Farmland cleanup contract

Whatever happened to this being done at no cost to the city?

December 18, 2010 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student-built homes idle in down market

Status:
Since signing the Settlement Agreement, Rockhill and
Associates has paid the fine and costs in full and have
applied for and received a Certificate of Authorization to
practice architecture in the State of Kansas.

December 8, 2010 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student-built homes idle in down market

Status:
Since signing the Settlement Agreement, Rockhill and
Associates has paid the fine and costs in full and have
applied for and received a Certificate of Authorization to
practice architecture in the State of Kansas.

December 8, 2010 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bureau of Indian Affairs begins accepting applications from those interested in being Haskell's next president

You can't double major at Haskell. I have heard direct statements from previous students who have attempted to do so and it is not possible. You can get two majors but you are not allowed to count any classes used to meet the requirements of one degree to fufill the requirements of the second degree which pretty much makes it impossible to do.

Second, the latest research shows that "Accordingly, only 36% of Native American students have graduated within 6 years of initial enrollment." Not sure where you got your 0.1% number from.

Third, while the the sentiments you express are admirable, your impact to "make a better image of Haskell" will be negligible. In order for Haskell's image to improve as an academic institution, it will require a systemic change in the faculty and staff. As it sits now Haskell merely serves as "workfare" for the faculty and staff. Although you may believe you are getting a quality education, numerous discussions with previous graduates who have gone on to graduate school indicates that the education offered at Haskell is severely lacking. One graduate (paraphrasing) said that his high school education had better prepared him for graduate school than Haskell. Agreed that is not neccesarily a ringing endorsement of his graduate program either...

December 8, 2010 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Haskell students building trails to connect Haskell, Baker wetlands

The Choctaw's weren't speaking on the radio they were talking on the field phones. I did see a couple of references where it said they received radio messages then translated them to Choctaw and gave them to runners to take out into the field.

So I would agree that Tusc is at the very least guilty of exageration.

December 7, 2010 at 6:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Haskell students building trails to connect Haskell, Baker wetlands

They weren't Code Talkers. They were Choctaws who spoke their language to other Choctaws in the battalion. The men themselves have stated they weren't Code Talkers. They only did it during a single campaign. It has the same significance that it would if 8 men happened to speak Vietnamese and had done the same thing.

Also they weren't doing it over the radio, they were using field telephones.

To me it looks like some present day Choctaw's who weren't secure in the accomplishments of themselves were trying to piggyback on the actions of the Navaho code talkers...

December 7, 2010 at 5:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )