Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has been a member of the WFSU news team since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn. /

Florida A&M University could find itself without a president next April. The university's board of trustees decided against renewing the employment contract of Elmira Mangum. The move has been a long time coming. Lynn Hatter speaks with Florida Times Union Capital Bureau Chief Tia Mitchell on what's next for Florida's only public Historically Black College.

The federal government is downplaying concerns about large potential rate hikes in health insurance plans next year. Many Florida providers are asking for double-digit increases.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum discusses the new school year, recent controversies with FAMU Board of Trustees.
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Florida A&M University could be without a president come April. That’s after trustees opted not to renew President Elmira Mangum’s contract. Florida A&M University may have to start searching for a new president soon. That’s after trustees refused to renew President Elmira Mangum’s contract.

FAMU-UFF President Liz Davenport (center), Professor James Muchovej (left), Professor Roscoe Hightower (right) and Professor Carol Scarlett (far left) discuss the collective bargaining impasse with FAMU's administration.
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Florida A&M University and its faculty are at impasse over contracts and wages, and it’s the second time in two years the two sides have failed to reach a deal. Now the school’s graduate assistants are preparing to air their grievances.  It all comes as FAMU’s Board of Trustees plans to review President Elmira Mangum’s latest performance evaluation.

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The Leon County School District is apologizing for sending out 400 forms regarding students' ability to opt-out of the pledge of allegiance.