WFSU Local
2:59 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

1st Defendant In FAMU Hazing Case Sentenced to Community Service and Probation

23-year-old Brian Jones has been sentenced to community service and probation in the hazing death of FAMU Band Drum Major Robert Champion.

The first of 12 former Florida A&M University band members facing felony charges in the hazing death of a drum major has been sentenced to community service and probation after an Orange County judge said he played only a minor role in the hazing death of Robert Champion.

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6:49 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

FAMU Hosts Hazing Town Hall As Fla. Congresswoman Unveils Federal Anti-Hazing Bill

Florida A&M University is continuing with efforts to educate students about the effects of hazing. Thursday the university suspended classes and held a hazing town hall meeting with a panel of experts.  The meeting coincided with the introduction of a federal bill to impose new penalties on hazing perpetrators.

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WFSU Local
10:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

FAMU Says It's Not To Blame For Band Drum Major's Hazing Death

Drum Major Robert Champion (right) shakes former FAMU President James Ammons' hand following the Orlando Classic Football Game in Orlando.

In the nine months since Champion death, FAMU has dealt with the arrest and felony charges for 12 former band members, the resignation of the school’s longtime band director and university president, as well as negative publicity. And students like Rance Rutherford say almost everywhere they go, people want to know what’s going on:

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4:14 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

New School Year Brings New Optimism To FAMU

Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson delivers the 'State of the University" Address

Florida A&M University is looking to the future after nine months of negative attention stemming from the hazing death of school band Drum Major Robert Champion. There are also fewer students on campus this year as a result of declining enrollment, but school officials and students are cautiously optimistic that FAMU has turned a corner.

FAMU’s interim president Larry Robinson says he knows the past year has been rough for the school, and he urged students to consider how their actions can be perceived by others.

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8:56 am
Wed September 5, 2012

FAMU Suspends Dance Troupe For Alleged Hazing Incident

From the Florida A&M University Press Office:

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