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Rattlers mourn baseball player

Florida A&M students gathered Friday night to mourn the death of fellow student, Antonio Burke. A candlelight vigil was held in honor of the former baseball player Friday night. Family members could  not be reached for details regarding his death.  A cause of death has not been officially released. Burke, […]

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FAMU reaccredited

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) announced that Florida A&M‘s accreditation has been reaffirmed. FAMU was accredited by the SACSCOC in 1935 as the first historically black college or university to become a member of the SACSCOC. It was announced that FAMU would be placed […]

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Students cope with family deaths

Yolanda Turner, 21, lost her father on Jan. 20, 2009-the day Barack Obama became president.  Her sister called around 5:30 a.m. and told her that their father died of pelvic cancer. Turner’s father started with prostate cancer that led to pelvic cancer.  He lived with cancer for six years. “I […]

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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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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 […]