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WFSU Program Feed
6:20 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Capital Report: 05-25-2012

This year’s school and district grades will look a lot different this year, due to a variety of reasons. But one of them has stirred much discussion and debate within the disability community. This year, for the first time, students with disabilities will be fully-included in the school grade formula. Lynn Hatter reports, the biggest impact will be on schools that only serve students with disabilities.

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WFSU Program Feed
9:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

It’s About Florida: Former Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band Director Dr. Julian White

After nearly 50 years at Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band Director Dr. Julian White has decided to retire. White’s announcement follows the death of Drum Major Robert Champion, and the exposure of the band’s long history of hazing.  

WFSU Local
8:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Ex-FAMU band members plead "no contest" in Red Dawg hazing

Two defendants have pleaded no contest to lesser charges of misdemeanor hazing in the beating of a fellow Florida A&M University band member. Police say fellow band members beat Bria Shante Hunter on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

After their pleas in Tallahassee, Aaron Golson and Sean Hobson were sentenced Thursday to 30 days in a work camp followed by 12 months of probation.

Action in the case of a third defendant was delayed.

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WFSU Local
5:46 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

FAMU band suspension to extend through next year

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band will remain under suspension for at least another year. Lynn Hatter reports the university’s president says the band will need to undergo a restructuring phase before it can be allowed back on the field.

Florida A&M University President James Ammons says the decision to keep the band under suspension was not made lightly.

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WFSU Local
6:13 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

After announcing retirement, FAMU's band director speaks

Dr. Julian White, shown here at a memorial ceremony for Robert Champion in December, recently announced his retirement as FAMU's band director
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Dr. Julian White has spent more than 50 years at Florida A&M, first as a student band member, then later on, as a music professor under the band’s founder, Dr. William Foster. White was promoted to director of bands and Chairman of the school’s music department. At almost every milestone in the band’s history, from the 1989 Bastille Day Parade in France, to winning the prestigious Sudler award—even playing super bowls and presidential inaugural parades, White has been there.

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