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Budget cuts expected

The Florida A&M Board of Trustees met Thursday, and the reports were less than positive for both Florida A&M and the state of Florida. The Budgeting and Finance Committee reported a 23 percent decrease in general revenue funding from the 2006-2007 fiscal school year, which is a loss of about […]

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Commencement nears for seniors

On Dec. 11, 692 Florida A&M students, mark the end of one journey and the begin another.According to Sharon Saunders, chief communications officer from the Office of Public Affairs, the commencement ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, in the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium. Doors […]

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Student to deploy soon

On Dec. 1, President Barack Obama announced a 30,000-troop surge in Afghanistan beginning next year.  On Jan. 1, I will be boarding a plane to the combat zone.  Our president doesn’t waste any time.   While many graduates will be celebrating their graduation weekend attending parties or going out with friends […]

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Dorm fines disputed

New locations, friends and a better education are just a few things students look forward to when coming to college. But there are some things they do not look forward to, dorm fines. Rose Jean, resident assistant of the Paddyfote Complex dormitory, said dorm rules and fines are enforced to […]

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Student Government purchases buses to promote FAMU

The Florida A&M Student Government Association recently purchased two charter buses for recruitment trips and other SGA activities. According to an official news release from the Office of Communications, the buses cost $450,000 and were funded by the 2008 Activities and Service Carry Forward Funds once it was approved by […]

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Campus recreation center to expand

For two years the Florida A&M Campus Recreation Center has been trying to expand its services. Now with a new grant and contractors, there will be some major changes brought to the university through the expansion of the Recreation Center. Robert Carroll Jr., director of the campus recreation center said […]

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Fellowship introduced to help graduate students through the program

Florida A&M recently commenced the James H. Ammons Fellowship as part of the School of Graduate Studies and Research initiation of the HBCU Graduate Research and Education Program (HGREP), an exertion to increase the number of underrepresented minorities with advanced degrees.   FAMU has partnered with other presidents at black […]

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Concert budget released

  The final numbers of the Florida A&M Homecoming 2009 concert are out. A report obtained by the Famuan, Wednesday afternoon, showed the total concert expenses at $212,061.66. FAMU fronted $150,000 to concert promoter of Double Trouble Entertainment, Will “The Thrill” McKenzie. McKenzie expenses totaled to $181,023.25, fronting most of […]

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Advertising agency promotes fuel-efficient car in contest

On Wednesday, student-run advertising group Insight A&M put on an event to showcase the Honda Insight and its “green” features in the School of Business and Industry parking lot.   At the beginning of the semester, EdVenture Partners had two goals, which were to promote the new hybrid Honda Insight […]

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Franklin impeached

The student body president and vice president said they are undaunted by the decision to impeach President Gallop Franklin. The decision was handed down at Monday’s student senate meeting with nine for, 16 against and zero abstentions. Franklin, 22, a pharmacy student from Tallahassee, said outside factors contributed to the […]