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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Trial postponed for FAMU drum major charged with misdemeanor hazing

    Trial postponed for FAMU drum major charged with misdemeanor hazing
    A FAMU hazing trial scheduled to begin today in Orange County was postponed this morning. The criminal case of former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas has been reset to June 25. He is charged with the misdemeanor hazing of Keon Hollis. The case is...
  • 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...
  • FAMU band's hazing culture: How did school officials miss it?

    FAMU band's hazing culture: How did school officials miss it?
    The culture of hazing is so embedded in the fabric of the Florida A&M Marching 100, investigative records show, that the band adopted a language known not just by current and former band members, but even kids in high school aspiring to join the famous...
  • FAMU supporters angry about editorials

     
    The Rattler Nation blog is unhappy with the Orlando Sentinel's editorial board because it called for the resignation of FAMU President James Ammons. You can read the RN's original reaction here and the reaction to Wednesday's follow-up editorial here. You...
  • Thousands of pages detail death of FAMU’s Robert Champion

     
    By Jeff Kunerth, Stephen Hudak, Denise-Marie Balona and David Breen The beatings began well before the Nov. 19 hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, according to more than 2,300 pages of documents and 30 audio files released...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Hurricane, lawsuits and outerspace

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top five stories we're reading this morning in politics and government. * The Orlando Sentinel notes that sovereign immunity may protect FAMU from having to make a big lawsuit payout to...
  • Friday Morning Reads: More Non-citizens, fewer county commissioners, and MacNamara wheel keeps on turnin’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's Friday, Gov. Rick Scott's staff is making news all over the place, and here are the top stories we're reading this morning: - The Florida Supreme Court's ruling yesterday upholding Broward County's term-limits for commissioners is...
  • Congresswoman Wilson creates framework for anti-hazing bill

     
    U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson announced last week that she has created the framework for anti-hazing legislation that she plans to introduce in the wake of the hazing death of Florida A&M University student Robert Champion. Wilson, D-Miami Gardens, ...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Fire hydrants, slot machines and hazing

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Here are the top five stories in politics and government that we're reading today. * The Sun-Sentinel reports that 36 Miami cops are being punished following a Sun-Sentinel investigation...