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Robert Champion

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  • Hazing death heightens worries

    Those of us who have sent children to college know that parental worries take a different turn when the kids are off on their own. We worry that they will drink too much and not study enough. That they'll be mugged on their way back to the dorm. That a...
  • FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group

    FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group
    FAMU got off probation Tuesday, lifting a yearlong penalty sparked in part by the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando. "While we celebrate, let's also remember we have to keep up the good work that led to this outcome,"...
  • Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death

    Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death
    Pamela Champion released six white balloons into the evening sky after saying a prayer for her son, Robert Champion, who died after a brutal hazing two years ago. She and her husband, Robert Champion Sr., drove to Orlando from Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • Case dropped in hazing-death case

    Case dropped in hazing-death case
    Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney. Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was...
  • 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&...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...