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Board That Governs Fla. Universities Sees FAMU Hazing Report

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Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

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GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — A scathing report which contends FAMU officials failed to comply with state laws and regulations in years leading up to the death of a school drum major was shown to the board that governs Florida’s universities.

The Florida Board of Governors is meeting in Gainesville Wednesday to discuss the report issued by its inspector general.

Drum major Robert Champion died in November 2011 after he was hazed on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel.

FAMU officials say they have already made sweeping changes in the aftermath of Champion’s death, which also resulted in the retirement of the band director and the resignation of the university president.

Read more on the history of the FAMU hazing saga.

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