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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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