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University restricts travel for faculty and staff

The travel section of Florida A&M University Controller’s Office has been directed not to accept travel requests until July 1, 2009, unless they are approved beforehand, due to the state budget shortfall.      The limitations placed on travel comes from Chapter 2009-15, Laws of Florida, which states, “Funds appropriated to […]

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Former FAMU employee fights for job, freedom

Former Florida A&M University employee, Albert C. Smith, was fired early December 2008 for allegedly taking $3,160 from the Athletic Department in November 2007, according to a police report. Smith, who worked in the Athletics Department, was arrested on Dec. 16, 2008. He was charged with grand theft – an […]

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Honors program receives grant

The University Honors Program was recently awarded a $41,717 educational grant from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance. The Honors Program received the funds on Feb. 23 at State Farm’s grant opening ceremony.  The grant was awarded to teach local students about financial literacy.  The honors program will offer financial workshops […]

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Handling being thrown under the bus

It happened quickly; I never saw it coming. I saw the bus rolling toward me, but before I could get out of the way, I was thrown underneath. According to the urban dictionary, the term means to denounce a friend, mentor or acquaintance for the sake of political expediency. To […]

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Buildings receive the ‘green’ light

By March 26, Florida A&M University will install individual electric meters on buildings around the school as the Campus Wide Electrical Upgrade Project kicks off. The “green” initiative to place meters on the buildings will help track the university’s use of energy, said Clinton Smith, a professional engineer for the […]

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Rattler Chatter: Be Heard

Story: FAMU funded D.C. trip Feb. 18, 2009 -Anonymous I’m happy to see the students exercise their responsibility as members of the legislative branch. I hope that they will see their audit request and demand to have funds properly allocated by the “body.” Don’t be deterred by university administration or […]

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High fuel costs deter spring break travelers

Expensive air flights have discouraged some students from traveling this spring break.   According to the most recent Bureau of Transportation Statistics, passengers flying on U.S. airlines in October fell by 4.6 million, to 59.6 million. Dave Trethaway, the station manager for US Airways Express at Tallahassee Regional Airport, said […]

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NAACP takes protest to TV

The NAACP delivered letters last week to FOX stations to protest the political cartoon in the New York Post, which depicted President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.  The letters that were sent by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, demanded the firing of the cartoonist and editor-in-chief. […]

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Girl Scouts cookie sales crumbling

Regional councils for the Girl Scouts of the USA watch the negative impact the economy has had on cookie sales from January through early February of this year. There has been a 19 percent decrease in pre-order sales nationally, according to a press release issued by the Big Bend Area […]

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University PR office launches street team

Florida A&M University’s office of communications established a new branch of publicity to act as a liaison between the office and the student body. The street team, known as the “INFOrmants,” is an attempt by the office of communications to keep the campus community informed. “Our priority is to keep […]