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Florida A&M University saw an uptick in attendance during the past weekend’s homecoming game. The rattlers’ broke their season-long losing streak with a win over Delaware State.

Former FAMU Trustee Bill Jennings Dies

Oct 5, 2015
Florida A&M University

Former Florida A&M University trustee William "Bill" Jennings, has died.  Jennings, an alumnus of FAMU, served on its board of trustees from 2001 to 2013.

Sybil Mobley
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The founding dean of Florida A&M University's business school has died. Sybil Mobley passed away Tuesday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was 89 years old.

City Offers Sneak Peak Of FAMU Way Extension

Sep 16, 2015

The City of Tallahassee is preparing to re-open part of FAMU Way. Upon completion, the 1 mile roadway will run east to west, connecting South Monroe Street to Lake Bradford Road.

Florida’s public university governing board has approved a work plan for Florida A&M University but some board members are concerned the goals are still too low. At least one member is openly questioned whether FAMU’s goal to serve low-income students is obsolete.

Bethel Baptist Pastor R.B. Holmes (c) and Board of Governors member Matthew Carter (l) announce event honoring all living FAMU Presidents.
LHatter / WFSU News

Florida A&M University will honor its living, former presidents Thursday. The event is sold out, with more than 400 tickets sold. It’s a partnership between the Bethel Baptist Church Foundation and the FAMU Foundation.

Forbes Magazine Names FAMU a Top American College

Aug 7, 2015
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Forbes magazine named Florida A & M University one of America’s Top Colleges for 2015, as well as one of the Best Colleges in the South. University officials say they’ve brought the school’s teaching methods into the 21st century.

LHatter / WFSU News

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum will have to submit monthly progress reports and have a midterm evaluation under a plan approved by her board Thursday.

FOX sports reporter, former anchor Pam Oliver addresses FAMU's Board of Trustees.
LHatter / WFSU News

It was an emotional homecoming for Florida A&M alumna and sports anchor Pam Oliver. She’s set to keynote FAMU’s Summer graduation ceremony this weekend.

Mangum believes the university needs more agricultural funding.
via FAMU

  1. Update 4:53 p.m.: FAMU has posted the agenda and materials for the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting July 21. Trustees are expected to take up the evaluation of President Elmira Mangum.

FOX Sports

This summer’s graduating class at Florida A&M University will hear from long-time sports broadcaster and alumna Pam Oliver.

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Local health community leaders are hoping to get more input about major issues of concern to people living in the Frenchtown and Southside areas. They’re also hoping more people will join a Community Advisory Council looking into such issues.

Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott vetoed more than $10 million worth of North Florida projects.

Milton Overton of the University of Alabama has been named FAMU Athletics Director.
Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University has a new athletics director. The University of Alabama’s Milton Overton is the fourth person to fill the position since president Elmira Mangum was chosen to lead the school last year.

Florida Board of Governors

Florida’s 12 public universities are discussing their annual strategic goals before the state university system governing board. The move comes as the system moves ahead with its performance-based evaluation and funding system.

FAMU And SiriusXM Radio Partner To Launch FAMU NOW

Jun 17, 2015
Florida A&M University holds a press conference for the launch of FAMU NOW
Andrew J. Mitchell, Jr.

Florida A&M University held a press conference Wednesday to officially launch FAMU NOW.

FAMU Board Reshuffles Responsibilities

Jun 10, 2015
The university's Grand Ballroom
Andrew J. Mitchell, Jr.

Florida A&M University’s President Elmira Mangum and the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to address ongoing concerns regarding the President's performance.

FAMU's Mangum Returns From Tour Of China

Jun 10, 2015
Shanghai was one of the four stops on Mangum's tour
Dennis Jarvis

Florida A&M University's officials want to globalize the university, and President Elmira Mangum is returning from a four-city tour in China.

Between May 20 and 22, Florida A and M University is hosting the International Workshop on Biologically Enabled Self Assembly in collaboration with the University of California - Davis and the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.

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Florida A&M University has released results of three audits. The university's board of trustees commissioned one of the audits last October, after two failed attempts to fire President Elmira Mangum.

A former head football coach for Florida A&M University is suing FAMU for wrongful termination. 

Earl Holmes says he wants what he believes is owed to him.

FAMU fired Holmes in October just days before the annual homecoming football game, following a string of losses. Now Holmes’ attorney, Tim Jansen, says the university owes his client for terminating Holmes’ contract early. Jansen blames former Athletic Director Kellen Winslow.

Governor Rick Scott’s tightly scripted inaugural ceremony began with a heavy dose of scripture on Tuesday.

Scott was serenaded by church choirs and prayed for by clergy from across the state at an early morning prayer breakfast at Florida A&M University.

Pam Olsen, pastor of the International House of Prayer of Tallahassee, urged the public to ask that Scott receive divine guidance.

Olsen has never been shy about her beliefs. She and her supporters erected a nativity scene this year at the Florida Capitol.

University of Buffalo

Florida A&M University's new head football coach most recently coached at the University of Buffalo in New York. Alex Wood is replacing former FAMU head coach Earl Holmes, who was fired midway through the season after posting a 6-16 out of 22 games.

From FAMU:

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Tallahassee Regional Airport will soon be offering direct flights to South Florida as well as some additional flights to another top destination in the state.

Silver Airways is one of the three major airlines flying out of Tallahassee Regional Airport. And, in a TLH terminal Wednesday, the carrier’s spokeswoman Misty Pinson announced the new services.

Athletics Director Kellen Winslow

Update: 8:20 p.m.: Florida A&M University’s Interim Athletics Director is a familiar name at FAMU. Nelson Townsend will take over the job of Kellen Winslow Sr., who resigned Sunday.