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  • FAMU alumni support Ammons

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Moments after a FAMU Board of Trustees meeting concluded, members of the university's alumni association voiced support for President James Ammons. The board passed a “no confidence” vote in regard to Ammons ability to...
  • FAMU criticized for low graduation rate, admitting many students not ready for college

     
    Florida A&M University was sharply criticized by State University System leaders this afternoon because of its low graduation rate and the fact that is has been admitting a large number of students who don't meet basic admissions requirements. Public...
  • FAMU faced few questions from university system over audit problems

     
    Florida A&M University faced few questions from university system leaders today during a presentation on the more than a dozen faulty audits that FAMU had submitted to the state last year — “executive summaries” for internal financial...
  • Ammons says 5 people, not 3, decided to allow the FAMU band to perform at the Classic in Orlando last fall

     
    Florida A&M University President James Ammons told the Orlando Sentinel yesterday that three school officials got together before the Florida Classic in Orlando last fall to discuss hazing problems within the marching band. The group decided, Ammons said,...
  • Scott’s FAMU demand awakens old animosity

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott was furious about what was going on at Florida A&M University. Robert Champion, a drum major in the university's famed Marching 100 band, was essentially beaten to death in a hazing ritual following the band's...
  • Monday Morning Reads: The Session Set-Up

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The 2012 legislative session officially begins tomorrow, though lawmakers are in town today for meetings including the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, which will take a vote on the destination casino bill. But while you're...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Private prison companies, jobs, sewage, budgets

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers plan to keep discussing prisons, jobs, the courts, drugs and budgets today. The House Economic Affairs Committee leads things off at 8:30 a.m. with a dozen bills on the agenda, including an onsite sewage treatment...
  • Band hazing: 4 more charged at Florida A&M; none linked to death

     
    Four more Texas A&M band members are arrested and charged with hazing. None of the arrests are connected to the death of drum major Robert Champion....
  • FAMU suspends club activities as hazings are investigated

     
    Florida A&M President James Ammons has suspended recruitment and initiation activities for all clubs and student groups while authorities investigate the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Since Champion's death on Nov. 19, other hazing...
  • FAMU President Ammons gets mixed review from trustees

     
    In their annual review of Florida A&M University President James Ammons, trustees described him as a knowledgeable, charismatic leader who also needs to hold his staff members more accountable and work harder in areas such as fundraising. A consultant...
  • Scott: Ammons still should have stepped down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott just put out a statement on the Florida A&M Trustees' decision to not suspend President James Ammons while law enforcement investigates the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion and other possible crimes. Here's...
  • FAMU trustees keep Ammons in place

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The trustees of Florida A&M University just declined to suspend  President James Ammons while law enforcement agencies investigate the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion, and allegations of fraud and an unrelated...