| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:16 AM
FAMU may learn Tuesday whether its probation will be lifted by its accrediting agency.
Last December, Florida A&M University was placed on a year of probation after the accrediting group discovered a variety of problems in the wake of drum major...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
FAMU got off probation Tuesday, lifting a yearlong penalty sparked in part by the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando.
"While we celebrate, let's also remember we have to keep up the good work that led to this outcome,"...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000.
Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:10 PM
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...