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Applicants wait verdict

Neither the chief justice nor the associate chief has been chosen for the student supreme court even though applications have been ready since the summer. The vacant positions mean that the Supreme Court could not rule in election appeal cases if a candidate has a discrepancy. Campaigning begins Wednesday. According […]

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UPDATE: Cause of death may be found

A rare blood infection is the suspected cause of death of FAMU broadcast student Courtney Simms. Simms, 22, a fourth-year student from Gary, Ind. fell ill Monday and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by her boyfriend Seth Williams.Dr. Marjorie Kirsch, medical director of the Leon County Health Department, said […]

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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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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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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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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 […]