9:47 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Update: FAMU Names Sylvester Young As New Marching Band Director

Dr. Sylvester Young came out of retirement to take the job of marching and pep band director at FAMU
LHatter WFSU

Florida A & M University has tapped a former Ohio band director to lead the school’s “Marching 100” band. FAMU, even as the organizations remain under suspension.

Dr. Sylvester Young says it took friends and colleagues calling constantly to get him to apply for the job. The 66-year-old Young had been retired since stepping down from a 25-year stint as Band Director at Ohio University, but says he viewed the FAMU position as the opportunity of a lifetime.

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WFSU Local
1:05 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

First Guilty Plea In FAMU Hazing Case

Caleb Jackson
Leon County Jail

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for one of the defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major says his client is going to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.

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5:16 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

FAMU Names Hazing Czar

Bryan Smith
Florida A&M Univeristy

Florida A&M University has named a new hazing czar as part of continuing efforts to tamp down hazing in student organizations.

FAMU's  hazing czar will report directly to the university president and work with student groups and organizations on hazing issues on campus. University President Larry Robinson says the job is aimed at helping the university coordinate its anti-hazing efforts and track complaints.

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WFSU Program Feed
7:59 am
Wed January 16, 2013

411 Teen: FAMU Update

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  Guests include current FAMU students discussing anti-hazing policies following the death of Robert Champion.

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WFSU Local
1:19 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Updated: FAMU Placed On Accreditation Probation

Florida A&M University

Five years ago, Florida A&M found itself  on accreditation probation. The reason? Financial problems and a series of blistering state audits. Now, the university is in a similar place again. Call it a case of really bad déjà vu:

“There’s got to be message here. And the message I think SACS is attempting to send is, we’ve got to get the Florida A&M house in order, and not for the short term, for the long term," said Frank Brogan, Chancellor of the State University System.

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