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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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Homecoming boosts local business revenue

FAMU homecoming week brought back alumni, family members and Rattler fans from all over the nation, which stimulated Travelers coming to Tallahassee from out of town stayed at local hotels and ate at restaurants, which stimulated local economy because with each hotel room purchased, a local tax is assessed. Visitors […]

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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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CBS journalists inspire students

Many people can wake up to the smooth voice of Russ Mitchell, eat dinner while watching memorable story told by Byron Pitts, Randall Pinkston or Bill Whitaker and fall asleep to the mysteries of Harold Dow, but the students of Florida A&M’s journalism school were given the opportunity to see […]