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Fall Elections

Freshman senator elects were J. Baker, K. Cabret, A. Collins, T. Haynes, K. Miles, S. Sider, A. Sider and P. Moore. Baker, Fletcher and Mathis were elected as graduate senators. Johnson was elected as graduate attendant. There will be a run off for freshmen president and vice president between S. […]

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Atlanta Classic weather may drown out festivities

Current flooding in the Atlanta metro area may pose a threat to students, faculty and alumni planning to attend the football classic this weekend. Metro Atlanta remained under flood watch, according to The National Weather Service, until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Heavy rains continued to flood a number of roads and […]

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Senate Update

The Recreation Center will be picking up trash on FAMU’s campus October 3 in honor of National Public Lands Day. Director of the FAMU Recreation Center, Robert Carroll, spoke to the student senate Monday about receiving funding for National Public Lands Day.  “Since FAMU is a major mover in America, […]

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Student parking decal deadline approaching

The last day to register for a parking decal is October 2. Students using decals and permits expiring August 31, 2009 are valid until September 30. Students can register online for their 2009-2010 decal. The registration Web siteee can be accessed through Florida A&M’s homepage, under the students tab. In […]

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Barrington receives 7 years for grade change scandal

Former FAMU student, Marcus Barrington, has been through a revolving door of hearings and trials since March, following a highly controversial and publicized grade changing scandal. Monday, Barrington was sentenced to 84 months (7 years) in state prison and three years of supervised probation. The scandal has brought a slew […]

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Leon County Schools offering vegetarian meals

  In Leon County, all elementary and middle schools are offering at least one vegetarian meal a day. Meals will include cheese quesadillas, cheese and bean burritos or cheese pizza.   Vegetables and salads will continue to be served. Farm to school, which is a national program linking farmers with […]

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Students must be in the clear to receive funds

Florida A&M University students must have their attendance holds cleared by instructors before financial aid can be dispersed. Marcia Boyd, director of financial aid, said students that have submitted applications for financial aid on or after Aug. 24, are considered late applicants and their aid is still processing. “The process […]

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Law Day inspires hopefuls

Recruiters from more than 60 law schools visited FAMU Thursday for students considering law school.  The Pre-Professional Law Program in the Grand Ballroom sponsored the annual Law Day.  Richmon Merilien, 22, a fourth-year business administration student from Fort Lauderdale, attended with the hope of gaining an understanding of what each […]

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Barrington to be sentenced today

Today is judgment day for Marcus Barrington, the former Florida A&M University student convicted of illegally changing the grades and the residency status for dozens of students. Barrington sentence is scheduled to be at the Federal District Court in Tallahassee at 1:30 p.m., following his conviction on multiple charges this […]

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Holds delay funds

Out-of-state students seeking for Florida residency this year must adhere to new requirements, such as owning a permanent home, in order to qualify. The 2009 Florida Statute, 1009.21, Rules 6A-10.004 and 6A-20.003, will no longer approve individuals who are seeking residency for tuition purposes. “The biggest misinformation people believe that […]