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  • 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...
  • Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories

    Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories
    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...
  • 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 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...
  • FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death

    FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was ordered Friday to speak to high school students and middle schoolers about the dangers of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly ritual which took...
  • Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month

    Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month
    The band is back. After nearly two years of silence, the Florida A&M Marching 100 will be performing again — bringing its trailblazing music and moves to Orlando on Sept. 1. But the celebrated band will be different in many ways, FAMU leaders...
  • 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...
  • FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic

    FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic
    The Florida A&M University Marching 100 will perform this November at the Florida Classic football game, returning to Orlando for an event it missed last year because of the hazing death of a band drum major. FAMU's interim president, Larry Robinson,...
  • Florida marching band returns from suspension after hazing death

    Something a little unusual happened at Florida A&M University's football game against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday: The marching band showed up. In almost any other college football game, bands would be a normal feature of the game-day experience....
  • 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 names Sylvester Young as new marching band director

    FAMU names Sylvester Young as new marching band director
    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...