| 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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orange County judge presiding over the FAMU hazing cases was unwilling Tuesday to cap at three years a possible prison sentence for an ex-band member charged with felony hazing and manslaughter in the death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion....
| Jul 6, 2013
Florida A&M University, to paraphrase a quote made famous by the Blues Brothers, is getting the band back together.
Last week's announcement that the university was lifting its suspension of the Marching 100 was meant to instill confidence that...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band members charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.
During a plea conference, assistant...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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&...
| Jan 11, 2014
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
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...