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Trustees face grim budget

A possible $17.5 million could be cut from the university’s budget, President James Ammons announced Thursday at the Board of Trustees meeting. Florida A&M University Chief Financial Officer Teresa Hardee made a presentation to the trustees Wednesday to breakdown future cuts and how it will effect the university.     She […]

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Misused funds leads to lawsuit

Dedra Azonobi O’Neal won her whistle-blower case Feb. 6 against Florida A&M University with a settlement of $250,000. The 47 year-old was the former director of  “The Life Gets Better” Scholarship program for many years at Florida A&M University, but in early 2002, she noticed discrepancies in scholarship funds and […]

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Commons completes phase one

Students, faculty, and construction workers gathered around Florida A&M University’s newly renovated University Commons building on Feb. 12 for the grand opening ceremony. FAMU officials gave thanks and informed university stakeholders of the plethora of services the Commons building will now serve. The Commons will feature an academic technology lab […]

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Local RNC approves of Steele’s win

Michael Steele made history as the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee Friday, Jan. 30. Steele beat out six other candidates with 91 out of 168 votes; he needed 85 to win. Press Secretary for the Republican Party of Florida, Katie Gordon said some of Steele’s responsibilities include […]

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Reps reviewed for council

The A&M Administration continues to secure the foundation to a new era by implementing the Academic Advisory Council.  It will be used to bridge the gap between students and student government.  According to  Florida A&M University’s Web site, each representative chosen will be responsible for relaying matters concerning their college […]

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Local schools get $12M cut

Local officials are trying to figure out how to manage a $12 million cut to the local school system. New start times for schools is an alternative. The school board will vote on the budget before July 1, the date of the next fiscal year.      The budget is around […]

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Sari cloth helps fight cholera

A nationally recognized health professional paid Florida A&M University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals a visit to discuss a disease that claimed thousands of lives in third world countries. Rita R. Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and current professor at the University of Maryland at College […]

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Cookies in the clear

Girl Scouts of USA announced last week that the peanut butter in their cookies isn’t involved in the current Salmonella outbreak. “We want to assure our loyal customers that the cookies in our cookie product program are safe,” said CEO Raslean Allen of the Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee […]

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Group takes message to D.C.

FAMU’s Green Coalition will send students to “Power Shift,” an environmental summit in Washington, D.C. to make sure the new administration keeps “green” promises for the next four years. Along with Florida State University, Florida A&M University students will travel to the summit Feb. 27 to March 2. with an […]

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Foreign service beckons

Students at Florida A&M University could have the opportunity to work closely with the Barack Obama administration, if chosen for the Rangel Internship. The 2009 Charles Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is for college sophomores and seniors planning to attend graduate school. The program is named for veteran Congressman Charles B. […]