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  • 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...
  • FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing

    FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M President James Ammons said Monday the university is committed to breaking a conspiracy of silence that has for decades shrouded hazing practices at the school and finally resulted in a band member's death....
  • FAMU band's hazing culture: How did school officials miss it?

    FAMU band's hazing culture: How did school officials miss it?
    The culture of hazing is so embedded in the fabric of the Florida A&M Marching 100, investigative records show, that the band adopted a language known not just by current and former band members, but even kids in high school aspiring to join the famous...
  • 'We're planning something huge': FAMU students picket governor

     
    Thursday night, a tweet went out from the Florida A&M student government: "Emergency mtg in the Grand Ballroom right now. Gov. Scott has recommended that Dr. Ammons be fired. We're planning something huge. Come!"...
  • FAMU: A hazing homicide, a protest, a call for a suspension

     
    Catching up on the FAMU hazing news from yesterday and today: Drum major Robert Champion's death was a homicide, a medical examiner has ruled. Students protested outside the Governor's mansion late Thursday after Gov. Rick Scott called for the...
  • 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...
  • Black Caucus joins backlash against Scott for FAMU recommendations

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville, released a statement this morning on behalf of the legislative black caucus urging the Florida A & M Board of Trustees to act “without influence from political forces” when it meets...
  • FAMU Alumni to Scott: Back off

     
    TALLAHASSEE – As the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees prepared to meet Monday to discuss the suspension of university president James Ammons, alumni rallied on campus, criticizing Gov. Rick Scott for his suggestion that Ammons be temporarily...
  • 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...