Florida A&M University
It’s been nearly nearly three years since Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died after being beaten and now the trial of four members of FAMU’s band is set to start on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter.
Former President Bill Clinton joined Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham at a voting rally on Sunday drawing a crowd of about 1,000 people.
Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.
The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died after being hazed has reached a settlement with the owner of the bus in which the hazing took place, a family attorney said Wednesday.
Florida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items —putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.
With a Tuesday deadline looming for a new state budget, Florida legislators are trading last-minute offers to come up with a final deal.
The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”
Jamie Adams scored 27 points Saturday night and Florida A&M held off a second-half surge by South Carolina State to win 78-72.
While some schools have shown progress, the new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors said graduation rates at some Florida universities were unacceptable.