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Forum focuses on racial injustice

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted the “Say Their Names: A Conversation on Racial Injustice in America” virtual community forum on Monday to discuss the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. The forum also focused on possible solutions to racial injustice. The FAMU graduate was accompanied by nationally prominent civil […]

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Leon County Schools pushes start date back

Leon County Schools was set to start operating in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 24, but due to the drastic increase in positive coronavirus cases locally and across  Florida, LCS has shifted the start date to Aug. 31.  District officials said they pushed the start date back to ensure better safety guidelines […]

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Galimore-Powell Field House getting makeover

The football season may have been canceled, but the Galimore-Powell Field House is getting a facelift. This summer FAMU Athletics launched its ALL IN campaign, an extension of the Rattler Athletic Fund, designed to make improvements to the football operations center. The first step was giving the field house a […]

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Gun violence continues to plague Tallahassee

July has been a decidedly violent month for the Tallahassee community. According to data maintained by the Tallahassee Democrat, there have been seven reported shootings in July, and three of the shootings happened within the span of only four days. These recent events have prompted the Tallahassee Police Department to […]

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Researchers at FAMU set school record

Many historically black colleges and universities fail to generate significant research grant funding. But it is an important source of revenue at Florida A&M University, and this past fiscal year was a banner 12 months for FAMU. The university received 167 research grant awards totaling $60.8 million for 2019-2020, setting […]

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Physics professor receives $350,000 grant

Mogus D. Mochena, a physics professor at Florida A&M University, recently was awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant. The award is based on his project, “EIR: First Principles Defect Engineering of Plasmonic Diluted Magnetic Semiconducting Oxide Nanocrystals.” Mochena’s research focuses on semiconductor nanostructures. The electronics industry is built on […]

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Housing updates students on new policies

Students, parents, faculty and staff tuned into FAMU Housing’s virtual town hall on Wednesday as they got details on revised move-in procedures for the fall 2020 semester amidst the coronavirus outbreak. University housing staff told new Rattlers about changes they will see in the residence halls this school year. Associate […]