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

FAMU Wants To Settle Hazing Death Lawsuit

In an effort to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a band member who died after an alleged hazing incident, Florida A&M University’s board of trustees has instructed their attorneys to enter a voluntary mediation session with attorneys for the family of Robert Champion.

CBS4–08/16/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Judge Sets October Trial For FAMU Hazing Suspects

Eleven Florida A&M University band members charged in connection with the felony hazing death of drum major Robert Champion will go on trial in October.

CBS4–06/14/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Board Votes “No Confidence” In FAMU President Ammons

The hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion last November continues to trigger a series of concerns and questions.

CBS4–06/07/2012

(Source: WGCL) Robert Champion's attorney and parents at a news conference Wednesday.

Mom Denies Claim FAMU Student Champion Wanted Hazing

The parents of Robert Champion, A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus, denied Wednesday that their son accepted hazing as a band ritual and rejected claims by band mates he agreed to go through a brutal initiation ritual because it was seen as an honor.

CBS4–05/23/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU’s Marching 100 Will Not Take The Field This Year

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band has been suspended until 2013. During a meeting Monday morning between the school’s President James Ammons and the board of trustees, Ammons said he will keep the band off the field for the upcoming school year.

CBS4–05/14/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

13 People Charged In FAMU Hazing Death

State prosecutors have announced that 13 people have been charged in the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion who died after he was beaten during a hazing ritual.

CBS4–05/02/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Board Approves Plan In Response To Band Member’s Death

The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.

CBS4–01/03/2012

(Source: CBS4) Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

FAMU Student’s Death Leads To Anti-Hazing Bill

In the wake of the hazing related death of a Florida A&M University marching band member earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson plans to introduce a federal anti-hazing bill when Congress returns from its holiday break.

CBS4–12/27/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Autopsy: FAMU Student Had Extensive Bleeding In Shoulder

The Florida A&M student whose death last month has uncovered a culture of hazing with the school’s famed marching band had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

CBS4–12/21/2011

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

Board Votes To Keep FAMU President In His Post

Defying a suggestion from Gov. Rick Schott, the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University has voted to keep President James Ammons in his post as a state investigation into hazing continues.

CBS4–12/19/2011

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