Author: D.A. Robin


Feature Photo: Making a Mural

D.A. Robin/The Famuan; Florida A&M alumnus Cory Williams, 27, outlines a portrait of former university president J.R.E. Lee Wednesday on the wall in front of FAMU"s Rattler's Den. Williams, a graduate of the university's fine arts program, has been commissioned to create a new mural ahead of this year's founder's […]


After contentious vote, Grable wins faculty senate presidency

After three votes in the midst of a contentious faculty senate meeting this week, senators picked Bettye Grable as the body's newest president. Grable, a professor in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, won a 20-18 vote against Joe Ann Houston, a faculty member in the College of Social […]


Fashion event helps freshmen join campus culture

Students were packed inside of Florida A&M’s Gaither Gymnasium Wednesday for FAMU’s spirit week fashion show where they got a chance to not only be at the university, but be a part of the university. FAMU’s spirit week, Rattler Mania, is a series of events that takes place the week […]


Food trucks bring new flavors to FAMU

Food trucks are now serving Florida A&M students while the Orange Room is under renovation. Metz, the dining service for FAMU, partnered with the Tallahassee Food Truck Association for the Fall 2014 semester as Chick-Fil-A is being built in the Orange Room. Alan Bergman, General Manager at Metz, said the […]


Volunteers find lessons in culture at Hispanic heritage event

 Volunteers filled Kleman Plaza Saturday to contribute to the third annual Tally Fiesta, a yearly event to celebrate Hispanic heritage.   Organizers said the event's mission remains the same: to teach and share the Spanish-speaking cultures with the Tallahassee community.   “While attending Florida State University I came to the […]


Cultures meet at Tally Fiesta 2014

The smell of spices and herbs filled the air along with the sound of horns and laughter Saturday as different nationalities came together to celebrate and learn about the Hispanic culture. Tallahassee is filled with different cultures and unlike south Florida, “there isn’t so much of one particular culture,” said […]


Students warm up to FAMU Village

Standing six-stories, the 244,722 square-foot building, Florida A&M University Village is the newest addition to campus. The new dormitory houses 800 single-occupancy bedrooms, the largest offering at the university. Students say the Village, as it is commonly known, is a step up from past on-campus accommodations. Workers continue landscaping and […]


FAMU Village opens

University officials opened Florida A&M Village Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Florida A&M’s president Thursday touted the university’s new dorms as another major addition to a campus trying to be more student centered. Elmira Mangum was speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony where she and other university officials welcomed students to […]