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Aquatics club back to senate for funds

Aquatics director Jorge Olaves spoke to the senate again during the Student Government Association 39th Student Senate meeting Monday about receiving funds to reopen the pool. Olaves came again to the senate prepared with a presentation. The Aquatics Center needs $71,000 to sandblast and paint over the walls and floor […]

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Three arrested in credit card fraud scheme

Two Florida A&M students are being held in Leon County Jail after being accused of credit card fraud that, investigators say, cost people hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges. Both Audrey Kennedy, 22, and Devin Paschall, 20, were each charged with 182 counts of credit card fraud and […]

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Some students still waiting for refunds

The lack of financial aid disbursements has put several Florida A&M students in a serious compromise. They have questions and problems that continually go unaddressed.   The first wave of funds was disbursed on Sept. 30.  The next wave of disbursements has not been determined.  Students question why administration is taking […]

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Tickets issued

Florida A&M University parking services has new rules for students to register their vehicle within the university system. Citations are on the rise. While students are adjusting to university changes, citations are still being issued. Going online and waiting for a decal through mail is the new way a life; […]

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Calls to financial aid office ignored

Some students at Florida A&M University are frustrated with the Office of Student Financial Aid and the inability to contact staff members via telephone.       The Office of Student Financial Aid receives an average of 2,000 calls per day during peak periods, according to Michelle Williams, the associate director of financial […]

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Student leaders meet to address key issues

The Florida Student Association Board of Directors hosted a discussion about higher education issues with Chancellor Frank Brogan Thursday inside the Florida A&M Student Senate Chambers. The Student Government Association leaders within the State University System from all 11 universities met to discuss strategic ways to create a strong unifying […]

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Founder’s Day Convocation vital for history

Florida A&M students, faculty and alumni gathered at Lee Hall Auditorium Friday for the celebration of the university’s Founder’s Day. Founded on Oct. 3, 1887 as a school for colored students, FAMU has since grown to include a diverse array of students. The FAMU concert choir began the program by […]

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Online class programs in the works for FAMU

The infrastructure for online courses at Florida A&M is in the process of improvement.   Franzetta Fitz, director of the office of instructional technology, said the first and most important step FAMU has taken toward the development of online courses is to ensure a strong and reliable infrastructure.  Fitz said […]

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Career Center feels the wrath of recession

In the C.C. Cunningham Career Center, five workers have taken on the workload of 13 people because of university budget cuts. The resignation of the internship coordinator has led employees to have to fill in empty space. Delores Dean, the director of the career center, said the previous internship coordinator […]

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FAMU SGA will disburse $30k to students in need

The student stimulus package from the Franklin-Hayes administration has been finalized and is available for students. During campaign season, the Franklin–Hayes ticket promised students that they would pay attention to student issues. The student stimulus package is the response to these issues. The stimulus package consists of $30,000 that students […]