| 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...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Two years after FAMU's marching band was sidelined, the high-stepping, high-energy Marching 100 will be back to perform at Orlando's Florida Classic today.
It's the band's first appearance at the Florida Classic since it was suspended after the hazing...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
On the Florida Citrus Bowl field Saturday the Florida A&M University Marching 100 band tunes were noticeably softer than in years past and its size only half as big.
But its spirited performance at Saturday's Florida Classic game against longtime...