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  • Two former FAMU band members enter pleas

    Two former FAMU band members enter pleas
    The musician described by prosecutors as the "most enthusiastic" hazing participant in a Florida A&M University drum major's beating death pleaded no contest to manslaughter Wednesday. Jessie Baskin faces up to nine years in prison. He gave no...
  • FAMU band returns to Florida Classic today

    FAMU band returns to Florida Classic today
    Two years after FAMU's marching band was sidelined, the high-stepping, high-energy Marching 100 will be back to perform at Orlando's Florida Classic today. It's the band's first appearance at the Florida Classic since it was suspended after the hazing...
  • FAMU probation might be lifted Tuesday

    FAMU probation might be lifted Tuesday
    FAMU may learn Tuesday whether its probation will be lifted by its accrediting agency. Last December, Florida A&M University was placed on a year of probation after the accrediting group discovered a variety of problems in the wake of drum major...
  • FAMU committee recommends 2 candidates for presidential post

    FAMU committee recommends  2 candidates for presidential post
    Two people will be interviewed by FAMU's board of trustees on Wednesday in hopes of becoming president of Florida's only public, historically black university. The presidential search committee for Florida A&M University decided Monday to recommend...
  • FAMU presidential search committee to meet in Orlando

    FAMU's presidential search committee will meet in Orlando next month to interview candidates for the job overseeing Florida's only public, historically black university. The group will gather on Jan. 6 at Florida A&M University's law school in downtown...
  • FAMU names Elmira Mangum as new president

    FAMU names Elmira Mangum as new president
    FAMU trustees Thursday chose Elmira Mangum, a vice president at an Ivy League college in New York, to become the university's new president. Mangum will be FAMU's 11th president and the first woman to hold that post in the 126-year history of Florida A&...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was sentenced today to speak to high school and middle school students about "poor decisions" and the evils of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly...
  • Sidelined by FAMU hazing, Marching 100 band could perform next month in Orlando

    Sidelined by FAMU hazing, Marching 100 band could perform next month in Orlando
    Nearly two years after the FAMU hazing death of Robert Champion, the university plans to announce Thursday whether its troubled marching band will travel to Orlando next month and perform for the first football game of the season. Florida A&M University...
  • Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death

    Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death
    Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffering they endured in the hazing death of their son. The proposed measure, known as a "claims" bill,...
  • FAMU marching band suspension lifted

    FAMU marching band suspension lifted
    TALLAHASSEE — FAMU on Thursday lifted the suspension of its famed marching band, which had been prohibited from performing since the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando in 2011. It was...