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Katherine Magbanua listens to testimony in the murder trial for FSU Professor Dan Markel. She's facing life in prison if convicted in the case. (October 3,2019)
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Jurors are now weighing a decision in the murder trial for former Florida State University Professor Dan Markel. State Attorney Georgia Cappleman and defense attorney Chris DeCoste went head to head during the closing remarks. 

The Florida State University Police Department is investigating the school’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity amid hazing allegations.

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Florida State University has accomplished a major milestone. It’s broken into U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 25” list of public colleges and universities, coming in at the number 18 spot.

Florida State University Police Chief Terri Brown
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Florida State University’s new police chief Terri Brown is the first woman to hold the position. She joined Florida State University’s Police Department 28 years ago as a patrol officer and worked her way to the top.

Lime's logo-a sliced lime-is displayed above the wheel of an e-scooter. The wheels of two other e-scooters are in the background.
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Lime scooters are back on Tallahassee streets. The re-emergence comes after the company found their e-scooters where they were not supposed to be: on Florida State University’s campus. Now, two more companies, Bird and Gotcha, have been asked to recall their vehicles.

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Scientists at Florida State University have created the world’s most powerful continuous field magnet magnet. It’s capable of generating a 45.5-tesla field. Chief Materials Scientist David Larbalestier explains what that could mean for the future.

Vicky Potter stands beside her wheelchair in front of a large TEDxFSU sign
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Florida State University came under scrutiny when a student began a Twitter thread calling out what she says is a lack of accessibility for disabled students on campus.

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Sandy D'Alemberte wore many hats during his life. The 85-year-old was an attorney, legal scholar, politician, university president and head of the American Bar Association. 

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Florida State University’s Graduate Assistant Union wants the college to change how it handles tuition waivers.

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The Florida State Men’s Basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row. Blaise Gainey reports.

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The NCAA Women's basketball bracket is set and the Lady Noles are the 5th seed.

This is the women’s 14th time in the last 15 years making it to the NCAA basketball tournament, after winning 23 of their 31 games.

The tournament starts Friday when they face Bucknell Bison at 4pm.

The men's team is the number 4 seed in their tournament. They are scheduled to take on No. 14 seeded Vermont for their opening game Thursday at 2.

The FSU Women's Soccer Team onstage at the December celebration for their National Championship win.
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Earlier this month, the Florida State University women's soccer team earned a national championship after beating the University of North Carolina. But despite a stellar year for women’s sports, FSU funding went more toward to men’s sports.  

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Former Florida House Speaker and FSU President T.K. Wetherell has gone into hospice care after battling cancer for a decade and a half.

Florida State University President John Thrasher.
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A fraternity at Florida State University is facing backlash for the second time in almost a year. Last week, a member of Pi Kappa Phi posted a picture on Instagram featuring many of the fraternity’s brothers dressed in sombreros, fake mustaches, and ponchos, along with the caption “We don’t pay cover or taxes.”  Many FSU students are calling the social media post racist. University President John Thrasher says the school is examining the student code of conduct to see if the post violated any rules. 

The Seminoles' home field displays a banner honoring their 2014 National Championship win.
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The FSU women’s soccer team is heading to the semifinal round of the College Cup this week. If the Noles win Friday, they’ll play on Sunday for the National Championship title.  

UF's Hamsah Nasirildeen tackles FSU's Kadarius Toney during the FSU-UF game (2018).
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The Florida State University Football team has ended its worst season since the 1976. What’s more, it’s 36-year bowl streak is over. Lynn Hatter looks back on a season marked by big changes, and what happens when a school accustomed to winning, doesn’t.

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Florida State University students gathered by the hundreds Sunday to mourn two of their own, a student and a faculty member, killed in a shooting last week. 

Damaged buildings like this one dot the coastline and west of Tallahassee.
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Florida State University’s Panama City Campus is closed indefinitely. The school sustained heavy water and infrastructure damage due to Hurricane Michael. The university announced the closure Friday after school officials took a helicopter over Thursday to get their first look at the site following the storm.

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The council that governs most fraternities in North America has voted to ban hard alcohol in chapter houses and at events. A Florida State University official is calling that a “step forward.”

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Florida State University is now facing another lawsuit over guns—this time, over the storage of rifles and shotguns in a vehicle on campus. It builds on a previous suit filed by a gun rights group a few years ago.

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After much debate and controversy, Florida State University will change one building’s name, keep another building’s name as is and relocate a founder’s statue.

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A Florida State University Professor has brought together three of the school’s colleges to participate in a unique course covering the State’s ongoing legal battle over felons’ voting rights. At a recent class, Leon County’s Sherriff shared insight into how he, his peers and the formerly incarcerated view the issue.

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Florida TaxWatch announced the winners today for the Prudential Productivity Award. Going the extra mile for taxpayers, the Guardian Ad Litem Program and the Florida State Park System GIS Team won the top cash prizes.  

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Florida State University is mulling the idea of buying two parcels of land from Leon County Schools. The university has a 60-day period of exclusivity as the sole bidder on one of them.

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Defense attorneys for the four men facing trial in the hazing death of Florida State University Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey want more specifics from the prosecution as to how their clients caused the 20-year-old’s death.

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