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Robert Champion

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  • FAMU hazing trial begins Monday

    FAMU hazing trial begins Monday
    Robert Champion wanted respect. He got death. Nearly three years after the Florida A&M University drum major died from a hazing in Orlando, the ex-band member accused of organizing the ritual will stand trial Monday, charged with manslaughter. Dante...
  • Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit

    Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead. The confidential pact, however, has...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.    In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
  • Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message

    Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message
    The parents of the 26-year-old man killed in the FAMU hazing case did not feel like the sentence given to former drum major on Friday was strong enough. Jarrod Deas was sentenced to five years probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading...
  • FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death
    A judge on Monday agreed to delay the trial of several former FAMU marching band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in 2011. Five former members of the Florida A&M University...
  • 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...
  • What we think: New FAMU chief must sharpen academic focus

    Florida A&M University dodged the accreditation bullet — again. It's not the first time the school has dragged out its administrative drama so publicly. Hopefully, it will be the last. Next month, the university will choose a new president. With...
  • 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 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&...
  • Bold choice for FAMU leader holds promise: Editorial

    It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...