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Professor ready to handle business

Run DMC. Frankie Beverly. Sadé. Plus a variety of new school rappers too? Who new the interim dean of the Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry had such an eclectic taste in music. Constantly on the go, standing no more than 5’6, with her Bluetooth earpiece and smart-phone […]

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Group pushes for black history

The Tallahassee Inter-Civic Council is pressuring local government to enforce a law that requires black history to be taught in Florida classrooms. “My people don’t know anything about their history,”  said Rev. William Foutz, president of the Inter-Civic Council Foutz.  “This is very important for African Americans all over the […]

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Commencement speakers

Graduating Rattlers are thrilled to hear that former President Bill Clinton will speak at Florida A&M University’s 2009 Spring Commencement. “I am a Bill Clinton supporter and it is good that he is making time to come to FAMU and not a bigger university,” said Lindsey Farlough, 21, a graduating senior […]

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Results Overturned

After being named student body president and vice president for 2009-2010, Gallop Franklin and Calvin Hayes have been disqualified. The team received more than 50 plus one percent of the student vote but the Student Government Association’s Judicial Court overturned the decision. “From the court trial, we found out that […]

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Office stymies potential graduates

Prospective graduate students are frustrated by the graduate feeder program’s slow response. The graduate feeder program is meant to help students get into graduate programs at other schools that have master’s programs unavailable at Florida A&M University. Some students have complained about FAMU’s graduate feeder program’s slow response to applicants, […]

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10 SJGC professors cut from classroom posts

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools made a recommendation the week of March 29 not to renew the contracts of any professors within the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication who do not have a master’s degree. SJGC Dean James Hawkins said he understands a master’s degree is […]

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Meek petitions student votes

Tallahassee was stop number four on U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek statewide petition campaign to get on next year’s U.S. Senate ballot on Wednesday in Downtown MarketPlace. “I am counting on the Big Bend to play a vital role in the success of this campaign,” Meek said. “We’re going to have […]

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Deadline nears for CNN competition

Students who plan to enter into CNN’s “Black In America 2” iReport contest only have 2 days left. The deadline for entries is April 10.  Submissions must be a one to three-minute video essay based on issues and challenges facing the black community. Students who enter will have the opportunity […]

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Parking fees help pay the bills

For those who always seem to get a ticket for parking violations on campus and question where the money goes, speculate no longer. Florida A&M University uses parking and ticket fees for the Public Safety and Transportation’s $6 million plus expenses, said Mary Adams, manager of FAMU’s Department of Public […]