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Florida Schools Top “Social Mobility” Rankings

Five Florida schools are in the nation’s top 50 on a new ranking that measures how well graduates climb the economic ladder. Florida A&M University is ranked number three and Florida International University is ranked seventh on the Social Mobility Index created by CollegeNET, a higher education technology firm, and Payscale, which tracks worker pay. […]

Board of Governors to Discuss Online Education And Hazing This Week

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) is in Gainesville for a two-day meeting. Five members of the 17-member panel are new. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointments last week. All can begin serving right away, although they need Senate confirmation. BOG committees overseeing the state university system will talk about budget requests, expansion of online […]

More Hazing Allegations And Suspensions At FAMU

A dance team at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee has been suspended because of an alleged hazing incident off campus last weekend. FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson is putting the “zero tolerance” policy for hazing into practice. “The University takes very seriously any allegation of hazing and has moved quickly to shut the organization […]

FAMU’s Marching 100 Will Stay Sidelined

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band will stay sidelined indefinitely.  FAMU President Dr. James Ammons told the FAMU Board of Trustees this morning that the band’s suspension will continue through the 2012-2013 school year. The trustees met via teleconference. Their focus was last November’s hazing death of drum major Robert Champion and whether the suspension […]

FAMU Update: Champion’s Death Ruled A Homicide; Ammons Considers Stepping Down

The FAMU Marching 100 drum major who died last month in Orlando was a homicide victim, according to the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner‘s Office. The information was released Friday after a meeting between Governor Rick Scott and Florida A&M University President James Ammons. It also came shortly after we learned of a reported molestation at FAMU’s […]

Florida Hazing Death Under FDLE Investigation

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating the death of a Florida A&M University (FAMU) student who had reportedly been hazed by his fellow band mates. 26-year-old Robert Champion died shortly after he collapsed on a bus in Orlando, where he and other members of FAMU’s famed Marching 100 were performing. Governor Rick […]

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