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State drivers’ fees increase

On September 1, fees for an original or renewal Florida driver’s license, annual motor vehicle registration, license tags and other fees increased in an attempt by the Florida Legislature to fill an $8 billion budget deficit. In the Legislative session earlier this year, lawmakers proposed an $800 million increase from […]

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Students pay for Grand Ballroom

Florida A&M University’s new fee to rent the Grand Ballroom has students wondering, “Is the Grand Ballroom really that grand?”  The rate that students and on-campus organizations are being charged to use the space is now $150 including set up according to the 2009-2010 Office of Student Union and Activities […]

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FAMU hosts 9/11 memorial

“Death can’t separate love or take away memories…Life is stronger than death,” said Florida A&M University’s Provost Cynthia Hughes-Harris. The tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 was memorialized Friday at FAMU’s eternal flame. Students and faculty gave honor to lives […]

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Enrollment increase affects professors and students

Florida A&M University welcomed a total of 2,047 freshmen this semester compared to the 1,883 in 2008. University officials said they are pleased with this figure after a concerted effort to boost enrollment. “We are thrilled at the increased number of students,” said Cynthia Hughes-Harris, university provost. “We will make […]

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National week aims to raise suicide awareness to college students

Florida A&M University’s Office of Counseling Services hosted events September 6 – 12 in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week. Purple and teal ribbons were on display to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to celebrate the efforts of health officials and volunteers. “Our goal is to make students aware that […]

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Florida senator says final goodbye

Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., delivered his final speech on the senate floor Wednesday morning after deciding last month that he would be leaving before the end of his term. Martinez originally announced that he would not seek a second term as senator in December 2008. During his speech, Martinez reflected […]

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Games bring weapons

Within an hour after the conclusion of the first FAMU home football game, three victims, ranging in age from 14 to 20-years-old suffered from gunshot injuries. FAMU football player Lonvontae Page suffered injuries to his shoulder. Page’s 14-year-old cousin suffered injuries on his chin.  “I was with his family leaving […]

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Old FAMU DRS gets new occupants

The building that once held grade school students in its classrooms is now replaced with college students from Tucker hall. The old FAMU Developmental Research School has become the temporary holding spot for Tucker Hall classrooms and offices while construction is being done to improve the building. David Jackson, chairman […]

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King loses crown

Former King of Orange and Green, Travis Roberts, lost his crown due to failure to meet academic requirements of the royal court. According to Roberts, the criterion to maintain the crown is having a 2.5 grade point average from the time of election until the end of the upcoming school […]

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FAMU football player grazed by bullet after game

UPDATED 12:40 a.m. Shots were fired within an hour after Florida A&M’s football opener yesterday against Delaware State. According to Florida A&M University police Lt. Norman Rollins, the shooting occurred on Wahnish way and Howard Hall near Bragg Memorial Stadium. Three people were reportedly shot in front of the FAMU […]