FAMU Forms Anti-Hazing Panel
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – In the wake of the hazing death of marching ban drum major Robert Champion, Florida A&M University has gathered a panel of outside experts to recommend ways to end hazing on campus.
FAMU president James Ammons announced the school’s new anti-hazing committee on Thursday at a board of trustees meeting.
The seven-member committee includes a former federal judge, a clinical psychologist, two hazing researchers, a former Los Angeles schools superintendent, another university’s band leader and a director of a minority-oriented nonprofit.
In addition to Champion’s death, several FAMU students have been charged in hazing incidents involving other students in the school’s famous Marching 100 band.
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