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Are Students at Haskell Indian Nations University keeping their rooms clean?
Some folks have written in asking why we keep writing about room checks at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas? The answer is simple, it shows boarding school mentality has not left Haskell and weekly room checks validate this point.
Do Haskell Employees, Larry Echohawk, Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn , The Bureau of Indian Education and this weeks ACTINGS Venida Chenault and Jim Tucker really believe that room checks are a sign that Haskell is a “Premiere University”? Real universities do not have weekly room checks to double check the sanitation and cleanliness level of their students rooms. Do they?
Aren't Haskell's room checks are a carry over from the boarding school days when people believed that American Indians were not clean and therefore students rooms had to be checked? Here we are in 2010 and Haskell still carries on the traditions of being a boarding school.
Who does these room checks? If other students check the rooms is this a violation of a students privacy? Isn't the entire room check procedure a violation of students rights? Could Haskell loose federal funding over such violations?
Haskell students are adults and therefore should be treated with the respect they deserve, shouldn't they? If they have a dirty rooms, that is their problem, right?
Why is Haskell not student Service-oriented ? Are they doomed to stay in the current boarding school mentality? With 91% of its students not graduating, it does not appear to be working...does it?
haskellnews commentary October 15, 2010