| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Florida A&M University has lifted the suspension of its marching band and adopted a series of administrative and policy changes designed to prevent the types of hazing activity that led to the death of a drum major in 2011, but officials acknowledged...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misdemeanor.
Deas, 24, was scheduled to appear in court this morning on a misdemeanor charge of hazing in an...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death.
Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Sylvester Young, a former music professor at Ohio University, has been selected as FAMU's new marching band director.
Officials at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee announced early last month that they were interviewing two people for the job of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
FAMU has put off publication of its student newspaper after a former member of the school's famous marching band filed a lawsuit against the paper, claiming he was libeled in an online article about the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. This...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The editor of the FAMU student newspaper was asked to reapply for his job and then didn't get it — because he says the newspaper's advisor disagreed with his desire to hold the administration accountable, according to the Student Press Law Center....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:59 AM
ABC's Robin Roberts has received the prestigious Peabody Award for sharing her health story in frank and detailed terms.
The citation to her "Robin's Journey" reporting reads: "By allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel has earned a first-place award from the Education Writers Association of America for a series of stories about the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion.
Denise-Marie Ordway, Jeff Kunerth, Steve Hudak and...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:06 PM
It was 10:30 on Saturday night, and the only car meandering down Greek Park Drive was mine.
It was so dark and quiet amid the cluster of fraternity and sorority houses at the University of Central Florida that you could have heard a penny drop from a...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:22 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday.
Here's what we're reading so far.
* Orlando Sentinel reports that jury selection begins today in a FAMU hazing case indirectly related to the death of Robert Champion.
* Sun-Sentinel reports...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner, who claimed he was drum major Robert Champion's "protector" and not an attacker, agreed today to plead no contest to felony hazing in the deadly ritual.
Turner, 27, will likely receive a community-service sentence...