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  • FAMU death spotlights the menace of hazing

    FAMU death spotlights the menace of hazing
    A sense of shock has followed the death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion. Shock that the 26-year-old collapsed soon after leading FAMU's famed Marching 100 band during the Nov. 19 Florida Classic football game. Shock that hazing within the band's...
  • Lauren Rowe looks at homeless crisis on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" takes up the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. Vasilinda talks to Chuck Hobbs, who has been hired by fired band director Julian White, and grief expert Sally Karioth, who testified at Casey Anthony's trial. The...
  • Clearing the haze

    Clearing the haze
    The 911 call Florida A&M band members made from their bus after fellow band member and drum major Robert Champion stopped breathing has been released. Officials haven't said what caused his death, but they do suspect hazing. Four FAMU students were...
  • Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules

    Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules
    The president of Florida A&M University announced late Thursday that he was postponing the work of a task force he appointed to review anti-hazing rules at FAMU, which is reeling after the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando last...
  • FAMU band member Robert Champion death 911 call: 'He's in my hands, ma'am. He's cold.'

    FAMU band member Robert Champion death 911 call: 'He's in my hands, ma'am. He's cold.'
    Robert Champion vomited, stopped breathing and was cold to the touch moments before he was taken to the hospital where he died following a suspected hazing attack, according to 911 audio released Thursday. "We were just sitting there talking and next...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Redistricting maps explored

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the morning reads. Here's what you need to know as you start your day. * There's more on the recently released Senate redistricting map from the Orlando Sentinel. The Sentinel...
  • 'Culture of hazing' cited in FAMU death

    'Culture of hazing' cited in FAMU death
    Family members of a Florida A&M University marching band member who died in Orlando following a suspected hazing attack announced a lawsuit against the university during a news conference Monday in Atlanta. Attorney Christopher Chestnut, who is...
  • After sheriff cites hazing in FAMU death, parents say band was abusive

    After sheriff cites hazing in FAMU death, parents say band was abusive
    On the same day Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced that hazing was involved in the death of a FAMU drum major, the Orlando Sentinel learned that several parents have been complaining for months about verbal and physical abuse within the school'...
  • FAMU suspends band activities as it investigates student’s death

     
    Florida A&M University has suspended its band performances while the school looks into whether hazing played any role in the recent death of drum major Robert Champion, according to an article that my colleague, Arelis Hernandez, posted just minutes ago....
  • B-CU President apologizes to family of FAMU drum major Robert Champion

     
    Bethune Cookman University President Trudie Kibbe and band director Donovan Wells apologized to the family of deceased Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion for a comment made during the halftime show Saturday at the 32nd annual Florida Classic....
  • B-CU president apologizes to family of FAMU drum major Robert Champion

    B-CU president apologizes to family of FAMU drum major Robert Champion
    Bethune Cookman University President Trudie Kibbe and band director Donovan Wells apologized to the family of deceased Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion for a comment made during the halftime show Saturday at the 32nd annual Florida Classic....
  • Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus

    Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus
    A Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student died after he fell ill aboard a bus parked outside the Orlando hotel where the school's marching band was staying, officials said. Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with his FAMU band mates in...