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  • FCAT and FAMU to be discussed, voted on in meetings this morning

     
    Lots of folks may already be on vacation, but school news seems to be taking no holiday break. The State Board of Education meets at 8 a.m. for a telephone meeting and expected vote on a new, tougher FCAT scoring system. The FAMU board of trustees meets...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: FAMU, foreclosures and FCATS

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Hannukah to those who begin the celebration tonight and for those celebrating Christmas, you still have to wait a few days. For those still toiling at the office for the next few days, here's an easy way to get caught up on...
  • 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...
  • FAMU trustee steps down

     
    Richard Dent, the vice chairman of Florida A&M University's board of trustees, has resigned, the university announced this afternoon. Dent turned in his letter of resignation to the Florida Board of Governors on Friday, saying he needed to focus his...
  • FAMU: What entertainment should be offered during halftime events if marching band remains suspended?

     
    Florida A&M University is trying to figure out what types of entertainment it can offer during halftime shows if the school's famous marching band remains suspended this coming fall. The band, which has been suspended indefinitely since the hazing death...
  • 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...
  • 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...