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It’s National HBCU week, celebrating the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Florida, that’s Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University, which holds a special place in Bill Lowman’s heart. His wife is a FAMU psychology professor, and Lowman’s daughter is a graduate, who received a full scholarship.

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Florida’s university governing board has granted tentative approval to Florida A&M University's strategic plan.

FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson.
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Florida A&M University will request about 24 million dollars in the coming year.  School representatives are touring the state to build support for the plan.

Florida Channel

A few years ago, controversy surrounded the Florida A&M and Florida State Universities’ joint College of Engineering with talks of a possible split debated in the state legislature. But, the university presidents say now, things are going well with last year’s appointment of a new dean.

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Florida A&M University continues to be a top producer in the nation of African Americans in several fields. According to interim President Larry Robinson, that includes agriculture and architecture. There’s also health sciences, pharmacy, rehabilitation, and therapeutic professions.

Florida Channel

Florida A&M university may be one of the nation’s top historically black colleges or universities, but it’s the lowest performing university in the state. And, as FAMU’s interim President Larry Robinson unveiled his work plan Wednesday, he assured the Board of Governors that he’s working to change that.

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Florida A&M University has demoted yet another dean: the head of the FAMU College of Law. The removal of Angela Epps marks the fourth demotion FAMU leaders have made in a week.

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Florida A&M University has removed three of its college deans. The move is part of an administrative shakeup touching the School of Journalism, College of Pharmacy and College of Education.

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The Constitutional Revision Committee is taking public comments as it prepares to pitch changes to Florida’s Constitution. Members are hearing a lot from Floridians about access to abortion services and restoring voting rights to felons who have served their time.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson spoke to Florida A&M University students Monday about his experience in space. He also promoted taking STEM subjects. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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FAMU’s Interim President has a broad vision for what he wants to accomplish at the helm of the school. Lynn Hatter continues her conversation with Dr. Larry Robinson as they take up FAMU’s legislative wish list, an ongoing budget deficit, and a vision for what the area around FAMU could eventually look like.

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Interim Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson  wants to boost enrollment and rebuild relationships among FAMU stakeholders, and  the media.  Lynn Hatter spoke with Robinson on what he wants to accomplish during his time leading FAMU.

FAMU Students Help NASA Send Humans To Space With $5M Grant

Nov 23, 2016
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Florida Agriculture and Mechanical university students are helping NASA send humans to deep space.

FAMU is partnering with Lockheed Martin, the private company helping NASA develop the Orion space capsule.

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Florida A&M University’s governing board has signed off on a list of expectations for interim President Larry Robinson, and it's still trying to get a handle on its athletics budget deficit.

FAMU Board of Trustee Chairman Kelvin Lawson (left) sits with Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson (right) for the Florida Board of Governors confirmation hearing. 11/3/16
Florida Channel

Florida’s public university governing board has signed off on Presidents for two North Florida schools: Florida A&M University and the University of West Florida.

Former FAMU Admissions Officer Charged With Bribery

Nov 2, 2016
Leman Ulee, 46 faces bribery and misconduct charges.
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A former Florida A&M University admissions officer is charged with felony bribery and has been placed on administrative leave from his current job with the Leon County School District.  Leman Ulee turned himself in Tuesday.

Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum is stopping in Tallahassee for its season premiere tonight. The show filmed a segment on Harriet Tubman, and Florida A&M University’s Black Archives museum will be featured.

Florida A&M University is continued its leadership transition Thursday. It’s board approved a salary increase for Interim President Larry Robinson Thursday but the school hasn’t quite finalized the exit of its former President.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have moved up a few slots in U.S. News and World Reports rankings of best colleges and universities. These ratings carry the most weight for schools.

President Elmira Mangum.
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Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is negotiating terms for stepping down from her position. The school’s a committee of board of trustee members has approved a tentative deal that could lead to Mangum stepping down in mid-September.

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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.

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 President Elmira Mangum (green) and Provost Marcella David (orange) address the Florida Board of Governors. (6/22/16)
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Florida A&M University is in line to get more than $25.5 million in performance funding. That’s due to making progress on the state’s university report card.

Elmira Mangum
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Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees is refusing to discuss contract renewal for university president Elmira Mangum—at least for now.  But the decision puts her continued service in doubt. 

Dr. Shelby Chipman conducts the Marching 100 in this undated photo
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Shelby Chipman is the new Director of Bands at Florida A&M University. FAMU President Elmira Mangum announced the promotion during the school' National Alumni Association's annual alumni awards gala Friday evening.

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