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University of Kansas

Haskell hopes for independence as campus mires in disappointment

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Normally this time of year at Haskell Indian Nations University, they'd be getting ready for the homecoming football game.tmpplchld But not this October. There will be no game because Haskell recently cut its football program to save money.tmpplchld Students, faculty and alumni were stunned to hear university President Venida Chenault's announcement last spring.tmpplchld "So," a first-year player tweeted at the news, "I left my loved ones and traveled 800 miles chasing a dream that has now been taken from me. Wow."tmpplchld But also there's recognition across campus that Haskell is in a tight spot. When a university can't afford enough...