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  • Tallahassee police close 2 FAMU hazing investigations as unfounded

     
    The Tallahassee police department has closed two investigations that it had launched this month into possible hazing within a fraternity and a step team at FAMU. No criminal charges were filed. Authorities detemined the accusations were unfounded, the...
  • FAMU suspends fraternity while hazing allegation is investigated

     
    Florida A&M University has suspended another student organization amid an allegation of hazing. The campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, was suspended late last week pending an investigation after fraternity members...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Jeb, the Taj Mahal and Robert Champion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Wednesday to you. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that congressional Democrats are asking the U.S. Civil Rights Commission to hold a hearing on Florida's 2011 law. * The...
  • 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...
  • Report: FAMU replaces editor of student newspaper

     
    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....
  • Report: Actress Keke Palmer tweets about hazing, upsets some FAMU students

     
    Actress and singer Keke Palmer upset some FAMU students this week after she condemned hazing in multiple tweets and referred to FAMU drum major Robert Champion, who was beaten to death during a hazing in Orlando last fall, according to hbcudigest.tumblr....
  • Judge: No deal in limiting sentence of FAMU hazing defendant

    Judge: No deal in limiting sentence of FAMU hazing defendant
    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....
  • What we think: FAMU earned chance to bring back Marching 100

    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...
  • Why hazing just won't go away

    Why hazing just won't go away
    Even with all of the outrage and demands for change set off by the hazing death of Robert Champion, I can't help but feel we've seen this movie before. By now, it's a familiar script. A student is injured or killed. People gasp, pound their fists on the...
  • No Jail For FAMU Band Member In Hazing Death

    No Jail For FAMU Band Member In Hazing Death
    ORLANDO, Florida -- One of the students who allegedly held Robert Champion in a bear hug during a hazing initiation was sentenced Monday to six months of community control, two years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service for his...
  • FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas now facing felony in hazing case

    FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas now facing felony in hazing case
    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...