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Concert stirs heated debate about promoter

Florida A&M’s 2009 Homecoming Concert has been surrounded in a flurry of controversy ranging from the turntable of headlining artists to the credibility of the concert promoter Willie McKenzie. The controversy culminated when Willie McKenzie was arrested Oct. 15 for trespassing in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication building, […]

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Man stabbed during a homecoming party

There are still no leads or arrests for a stabbing that happened during homecoming weekend. A 19-year-old man was stabbed several times late Saturday night at a private event held at Elks Lodge, located on 267 North Magnolia Drive, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. The event was hosted by […]

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Text message idea catches on

Florida A&M raised more than  $7,600 during the first two weeks of a cell phone campaign to support the athletic department, according to the university. The Mobile Giving Initiative to Support Rattler Athletics was launched homecoming week and so far organizers are pleased with the results, said Carla Willis, vice […]

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Groups petition student senate for more funds

At the 39th Student Senate meeting Monday, discussions about the Strikers upcoming performance at the Disney World parade and the Student Bar Association’s requests for more funds took place.         Founder and artistic director of the FAMU Strikers, Shepiro Hardemon, announced the Strikers would perform at the Walt Disney […]

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More students than seats in cafeteria

The glamour of the new renovations of the cafeteria in the Student Services Center has worn off for some students because there is not adequate seating. The renovation project started in May and was completed in July. “We mostly have to get here as soon as lunch or dinner starts […]

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Ammons nominates new trustee

Florida A&M President James Ammons nominated former Florida House Representative Marjorie Turnbull to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Governors approved the recommendation Thursday. The Board of Trustees is the governing body for the university, and consists of 13 members, including the university president and student […]

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FAMU utility bill raises concerns about usage

For the past year, State universities in Florida have faced stiff budget cuts and Florida A&M has managed to stay on track. Despite  the increased cost in electricity usage during the 2008-2009 academic year, FAMU was able to meet its utilities budget, according to Deborah Leon, associate budget director. “This […]

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Organization gives money for research

The Florida A&M homecoming game not only yielded a victory on the field, but it was also a winning opportunity for the university. During halftime, FAMU was awarded a grant by the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence Community. President James Ammons was presented with a check of […]

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Rattlers celebrate tradition at Convocation

Gaither Gymnasium was filled to capacity Friday morning as students, faculty and alumni gathered to attend the Florida A&M annual homecoming convocation.  FAMU alumnus Bernard Kinsey, entrepreneur, philanthropist and black art collector, served as keynote speaker.  Kinsey encouraged students to live up to their fullest potential by sharing influential stories […]

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Credit scandal grows

The alleged masterminds behind the Circle K credit card fraud are in jail, following their arrest Wednesday by a joint task force of the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service. Deputies at the LCSO arrested Reginald Voltaire and Junior Douger. They were charged with […]