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FAMU awards $554k in scholarships

Florida A&M University officials said its three-city scholarship bus tour was not only successful in community outreach, but also helped in strengthening the university’s enrollment and budget. The university awarded $554,000 in scholarships to high school students in Gainesville, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, during the week of March 12. […]

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Fed grade change trial continues

The federal trial continues for one of the three students that were charged and indicted for tampering with computers to change grades and residency statuses. Marcus Barrington, 23, is one of three Florida A&M University students indicted for five counts of aggravated identity theft, unauthorized computer access and conspiracy to […]

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Chamber evens playing field

With a mission to reach out to small, minority and women-owned businesses, one local organization helps others as the economy toughens and more companies close. Members of the local Capital City Chamber of Commerce met with local business owners at their monthly networking after-hours event Monday. With nearly 40 attendees, […]

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Sports center needs money

Recreation Center officials from Florida A&M University spoke to student senators Monday about further completion of the University Recreation Center. Phase three of the building is in the works and phase two has yet to begin. Monday’s senate meeting was held in FAMU’s Grand Ballroom to accompany the many guests […]

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Governor Crist appoints FAMU alumna to board

Florida Governor Charlie Crist recently appointed FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences alumna, Cynthia R. Griffin, to the Florida Board of Pharmacy. The appointment to the 10-person board is a four-year term that started in February and ends Oct. 31, 2012. “I am elated to have been selected by […]

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Motorcyclists reap the tax benefits for going green

A tax credit will be available to those who purchase new motorcycles, thanks to the first stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama. In an effort to encourage citizens to “go green,” President Obama included motorcycles in Section 1008 of the Economic Stimulus Package, in which they are […]

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Legislators torn over reducing drinking age

While signatories of the Amethyst Initiative are pushing for the reconsideration of the legal alcohol consumption age, legislators are divided over the issue.  Launched in 2008, the Amethyst Initiative, a group of 135 university chancellors and presidents across the United States, believe that the reconsideration of the legal drinking age […]

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Crist, SGA leaders discuss budget

Gov. Charlie Crist met with student university leaders last week to discuss proposed budgets to the state’s 11 public universities. Among the university leaders were representatives from the University of Florida, New College of Florida, and Florida A&M University. “It was a good discussion,” said FAMU Student Body President Andrew […]

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Clinton raises big bucks for Meek

In January, U.S Rep. Kendrick Meek announced he was running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat in 2010.  Since declaring his candidacy, he has picked some recognizable endorsers, one of which is former President Bill Clinton.       Clinton has hosted two fundraisers for Meek since he began his campaign.        […]