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Earth Day sparks initiatives

As Earth Day approaches, national, state and local organizations are taking action to support a safer and healthier environment. Gov. Charlie Crist along with 1,000 students will celebrate April 22 at the Capitol. Established in 1970, Earth Day’s mission is to unite the world toward a common cause of environmental […]

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Ceremony requires ticket

Tickets are required to attend the first graduation ceremony on May 3, where former President Bill Clinton will be the guest speaker. The graduates affected by this rule are students of the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Architecture, The Environmental Science Institute, and The College of Law. […]

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Green fees for university in works

The Senate Higher Education Committee in Florida may approve a bill that will allow public universities in the state to charge green fees. Green fees are funds that students vote for and then decide how they will be spent on projects that promote environmental sustainability. Examples include placing solar panels […]

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Internet hurts newspapers

With a new digital age where news can be accessed through a phone, the black and white dailies are losing readership and moving to the Internet.                 Some papers may have to make the tough decision of budget cuts and newspapers are feeling the crisis. The San […]

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Jacquette gets 22 months

Christopher Jacquette was sentenced Thursday to 22 months’ imprisonment for his actions in the Florida A&M University grade change scandal. U.S. Attorney Thomas F. Kirwin announced the sentence of Jacquette, 29, of Tallahassee, for aggravated identity theft, unauthorized access of a protected computer, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and unauthorized […]

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Budget cuts prompt merger talk

Florida State University is considering a dual program with Florida A&M University as the school may face a possible 21-program elimination due to proposed budget cuts for the next fiscal year. FSU’s Provost Lawrence Abele, said no final decisions have been made on whether the university would cut any programs […]

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The Fang bitten by financial crunch

The university’s handbook/code of conduct, FANG, will only be available online beginning with the 2009-2010 edition.             This is the second step in FAMU’s goal to become a paperless university, according to Henry Kirby, associate vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and dean of students. The […]

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Election feud goes above SGA officials

The special election set for Friday is off – for now. The revote was scheduled after the Student Body Supreme Court ruled that points assessed for the use of unapproved campaign material, overturning the student election of Gallop Franklin and Calvin Hayes.       But according to a memo sent Monday […]

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Students protest removals

Students protested the possible removal of some journalism and graphic professors of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications Tuesday afternoon.  While organizers were outside, faculty and Florida A&M University Provost Cynthia Hughes-Harris met inside the building to discuss the state of 10 professors who were not in compliance with […]

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CNN comes to campus for discussion

The CNN “Black in America 2” Tour is returning to Florida A&M University today with a mission to increase black awareness. The event will take place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., in the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication lecture hall, room 2002. Last year, CNN’s kicked off […]