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College fights to stay afloat

Officials from Morris Brown College have reached an agreement with Watershed Management Department to pay the remainder of a past due water bill within 30 days. Morris Brown owes a total of $214,000 that was due Feb. 17, but after gathering $150,000 Watershed decided to extend the due date 30 […]

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HBCU’s face financial difficulties

Some students and officials believe that Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a negative reputation for frequent financial problems.   Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor said a lack of large donations is a big issue. “[HBCUs] don’t have the surplus assets or the foundation support to generate the excess money,” Proctor […]

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Candidates for Spring Election binded by recession

Lean financial times at Florida A&M University have caused a tightening on campaign budgets for students running for campus elections. Recent budget cuts have forced the university to limit funds allotted to students for their campaigns and has compelled some students to make more economical decisions with their campaign dollars. […]

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FAMU funded D.C. trip

The $40,000 believed to come from the Student Government Association Reserves account to pay for Florida A&M University’s trip to Washington D.C., was actually from another source as revealed in last night’s senate meeting. According to Senate President Ricquel Jackson, no money from the account has been spent. “It was […]

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Radio personality makes scholarships available

Scholarships from the Tom Joyner Foundation will be available to any full-time student as early as this fall. Since Florida A&M University was chosen as the Tom Joyner Foundation HBCU of the month of January in 2008, Florida A&M University has raised over $1.2 million to go towards scholarships. The […]

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Goodwill sees more activity

Within the past few months, Goodwill Industries International has seen quite a flurry of activity.      There has been a hike in sales and drop in donations. According to Big Bend Goodwill’s marketing director Brooke Lochore, February sales have increased significantly. “February is usually our down month, however seventeen of […]

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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 […]