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Ex-FAMU Students Sentenced To 10 Years Probation For Hazing Death

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.26.2015 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the better part of three years, Pam Champion has repeatedly said a message had not been sent to those charged in the 2011 h...

3 Convicted Of Manslaughter For Florida A&M Hazing Death

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have convicted the last three defendants of manslaughter and hazing in the death of a Florida A&M drum major, ending a t...

No Plea Deal In FAMU Hazing Death Trial

AP | Posted 10.23.2014 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A plea deal that was contemplated by one of the four defendants facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M d...

Famed Band Makes Its Return

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 11.01.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nearly two years after a drum major's hazing death silenced the music at Florida A&M football games, the famed Marching 100 band...

Parents May Receive Compensation For Son's Hazing Death Under Florida Bill

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffer...

FAMU Hazing Prosecutor: 'Three Years In Prison Is Too Little'

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band memb...

FAMU Drum Major Now Facing Felony In Hazing Case

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misd...

Robert Champion's Roommate Enters Plea In Hazing Case

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The roommate of the Florida A&M drum major who died in a hazing ritual in 2011 has pleaded no contest to hazing charges. During a st...

Another Guilty Plea In FAMU Hazing Case

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — A third band member charged with the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major pleaded no contest Tuesday and agreed to testify a...

12 Charged With Manslaughter In Drum Major's Death

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.04.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Twelve former Florida A&M University band members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major...

Florida A&M Student Newspaper Delayed From Publishing, Staff Ordered to Reapply for Positions

Dan Reimold | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Dan Reimold

Staffers at The Famuan, the student newspaper at Florida A&M University, will not publish their first issue of spring semester early next week as planned. Instead, on administrative orders, editorial operations at the paper have been delayed until the end of the month.

Investigation Finds FAMU Ignored Hazing Rules

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A blistering state report released Friday contends that Florida A&M University officials failed to follow state laws and regulati...

FAMU Wants Hazing Lawsuit Dismissed

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for Florida A&M University on Wednesday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the family of a drum major who d...

FAMU Remembers Robert Champion

Posted 11.20.2012 | College

Florida A&M University marked one year since drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death by fellow members of the university's famed Marching 100 b...

Robert Champion's Family Rejects $300K Settlement, And Other HBCU Highlights This Week

Posted 11.09.2012 | Black Voices

In a week that saw mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastal towns recovering from storm damage, and the reintroduction of grassroots political mobilizat...

Champion Family Rejects Florida A&M Settlement Offer

Posted 11.09.2012 | College

Florida A&M University has offered to settle a lawsuit brought against the school by the parents of Robert Champion, a drum major in the college band ...

FAMU Hazing Defendant Enters No Contest Plea

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — The first of a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major entered a plea of no contest Tuesday to ...

Famuan Editorial: Blame Champion And His Mom For His Death | Posted 11.19.2012 | College

So who's to blame for the death of Champion? The answer: Robert Champion and his parents. When news broke that FAMU wanted the charges dropped agai...

FAMU Holds First Home Game Without Famed Band

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 11.16.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida A&M's Marching 100 quick-stepped across the grass, the stadium announcer's voice would boom through the speakers ...

Robert Champion's Parents Slam FAMU's Hazing Response

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.14.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Florida A&M University's insistence that it is not to blame for a drum major's death during a hazing ritual shows school officials are not ...

Florida A&M and the Death of Accountability and Caring

William K. Black | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
William K. Black

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has just filed a legal pleading that exemplifies the moral bankruptcy and the shirking of accountability by elites that has become emblematic of the last ten years.

FAMU Says It's Not Responsible For Hazing Death

AP | By GARY FINEOUT | Posted 11.11.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University, which has been rocked by a hazing scandal for nearly a year, insists in legal papers filed Monday that it...

Another Hazing Scandal At FAMU?

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University, still reeling from the hazing-related death of a marching band drum major 10 months ago, on Tuesday suspe...

FAMU Hazing Death Triggers State Investigation, Arrests

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

The director of special events at Florida A&M University has been arrested and charged with eight counts of fraud related to travel expenses, accordin...

FAMU To Try To Settle Suit Over Band Hazing Death

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 10.16.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University wants to try to settle a family's lawsuit against the school over the hazing death of a band member. ...