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Justice speaks at FAMU

“The constitution stands for what we can do when we are determined to make it work,” said Chief Justice Peggy Quince, who was the keynote speaker at the annual Florida A&M University Black History Month Convocation. Quince, the first African-American female chief justice in Florida, urged students to support the […]

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Flier exposes secret organization

In what looked like a pre-emptive strike two days before the kick off of the 2009 student government campaign season, the campus was blanketed by an anonymous newsletter alleging that the university is dominated by members of a secret society. The bright orange fliers were scattered throughout Florida A&M University […]

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Senator donates campaign material

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson visited Florida A&M University’s Black Archives Research Center and Museum Wednesday to present memorabilia collected from President Barack Obama’s campaign team.  Nelson donated several items he gathered during Obama’s campaign and inauguration to display in the Black Archive’s collection. Nelson was introduced to the small audience […]

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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 […]