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FAMU student killed in gunfire

Florida A&M University student Michelle Coleman, 21, died this morning after suffering from bullet wounds while at a party in Miami ‘s Overtown neighborhood Monday morning. According to police, three armed men dressed in all black opened fire on the crowd at 12:45 a.m. hitting 12 people, including Coleman. Coleman […]

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Ecologists try to save the springs

Florida A&M University ecologists are trying to eradicate a harmful parasitic plant at the popular Wakulla Springs tourist attraction. “It’s unlike the other beaches,” said Henry N. Williams, is an ecologist who serves as director of the FAMU Environmental Sciences Institute. “The water is freshwater and it’s crystal clear.” Wakulla […]

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SIX-CAR COLLISION

Six cars were involved in an accident on the corner of Gamble Street and Perry Street on Wednesday, April 23. The driver of a black SUV ran a stop sign and crashed into a FAMU student. The SUV flipped on its side and collided into a parked, which then hit […]

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More students look to study abroad

The weary job market sparked an increase in the number of Florida A&M University students who are studying abroad this year.       This summer, 27 students from FAMU’s Office of International Education and Development and 11 students from the College of Law Office of International Development will leave for […]

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Election results still in limbo

The decision on the fate of the 2009-2010 Student Body President and Vice President is expected to be made either today or Monday, university officials said. But whatever Vice President of Student Affairs Roland Gaines decides, there is little consensus about whether a special election could be held during finals […]

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Faculty mulls four-day work week

Salary reductions, a hiring freeze, and a four-day work week may all soon be part of Florida A&M University’s future.  On Monday’s general faculty meeting, a series of options called “Potential Reduction Measures” were proposed to the university’s staff.  Some of these measures could go into effect as early as […]

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Lewis honored for volunteer work

The American Pharmacists Association awarded Dr. Henry Lewis, III, dean of Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, its 2009 Hugo H. Schaefer Award in early April. The Hugo Schaefer Award is the American Pharmacists Association’s second highest award given to APhA members to recognize those who have […]

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Projected budget looks bleak

The Board of Trustees were disappointed Thursday when they were told Florida A&M University would lose $3.6 million this spring due to the state’s economic downturn. “There is a projected general revenue shortfall of $6 billion,” said FAMU’s Chief Financial Officer Teresa Hardee as she explained the state’s financial forecast. […]

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Research focuses on pollution

FAMU is making history by being the most recent non-medical HBCU to have an article published in a prestigious science journal.     The work of three FAMU professors from the Environmental Sciences Institute appeared in the March 2009 issue of the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The article […]