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The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the state's dependency courts. Minority children are disproportionately represented there. So the program is turning to Florida A&M University's School of Journalism and Graphic Communications for help in recruiting volunteers who are male, young, or members of minority groups.

Last year, Guardian ad Litem (GAL) represented more than 39,000 children with about 13,000 volunteers. The average volunteer tends to be older, female, and white.

Gabrielle Bolden

Florida A & M University is tearing down nearly half of its dorms makring the start of an overhaul of campus housing. 

FSU & FAMU NAACP Chapters Rally To Promote Early Voting

Oct 26, 2018
Front of Crowd marches down the street with Andrew Gillum at the center.
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Members of Florida State University and Florida A&M University chapters of the NAACP rallied Friday to encourage early voting. The decision from Leon County's Supervisor of Elections to not provide campuses with early voting sites has left some worried it will dissuade young voters from showing up to the polls. Statistics show that young people are less likely to vote than other age groups. Florida State's NAACP chapter president Nastassia Janvier is hoping she can persuade other students to cast a ballot at the Civic Center.

"Skip Day" characters (l. to r.) Jamelia Burrows and Na'Kerria Nelson
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Two Tallahassee college students are heading to France's Cannes Film Festival May 14. They're going because of their roles in a documentary on high school life in South Florida that will be screened during the world-famous cinematic celebration.

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Drivers can expect delays at 11 a.m. due to activities for students responding to the mass shooting in Parkland Florida. 

Lawmakers Debate University Performance Funding

Feb 13, 2018
Florida A&M University's Lee Hall

An education bill is sparking debate about how universities receive performance funding and lawmakers are facing an important decision about the future of the program.

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Local preservationists are working to survey a historically black neighborhood that’s feeling pressure from developers. The project could help residents protect the area from new construction.

FAMU's New Head Coach Explains Winning Strategy

Dec 12, 2017
Andrew Quintana / WFSU

You win some, you lose some doesn’t sound like a championship strategy. But, Florida A&M University’s new football head coach, implementing this mindset is a step in the right direction.

FAMU To Form REACH Program With New Federal Fund

Nov 3, 2017
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Florida A&M University is receiving more than one million dollars in federal funding to support budding entrepreneurs. 

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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.

The Rise Of Tallahassee's Entrepreneurial Scene

Aug 21, 2017
Tallahassee Skyline

From Elon Musk’s SpaceX, to the simple photo sharing app Snapchat, entrepreneurs seem to be making headlines across the nation. Silicon Valley and New York City are two of the best-known hubs for blossoming companies.

Group Of Lawyers Backing Challenge To Anti-Hazing Law

Jun 23, 2017
FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.

A statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys wants to support a former Florida A&M University band member in his challenge to the constitutionality of a state anti-hazing law.

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.

Board of Governors' website

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.

BTNC Location Change A Disappointment To Students

Jun 14, 2017
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Owners of the Black Television News Channel said they will no longer base the network out of Florida A&M University’s journalism school.


Tallahassee's higher education establishment is warily eyeing university and community college plans in the House and Senate. Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community college leaders are looking to opposite legislative chambers for support.

FAMU Unveils New Online Learning Program

Mar 21, 2017
Joseph Zeballos-Roig for WFSU News

FAMU unveiled a new program aimed at pioneering online learning methods for minority middle and high-school students and helping them get ready for college.

Kate Payne/ WFSU

Across the state, colleges and universities are coming back into session, and some are getting attention from presidential campaigns.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's twitter

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting the role he played in what’s being hailed as the largest land transfer ever from the federal government to a historically black college or university.

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To kick off her North Florida Farm Tour, Congresswoman Gwen Graham is delving into the experiences of modern farmers.

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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.