Author: Alea Mexile | Staff writer


Judge Jackson’s confirmation offers ‘hope’

History was made Thursday when Miami native Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.  The U.S. Senate approved Jackson’s nomination with a 53-47 vote, her confirmation has ignited a series of celebrations in communities all over the United States. The SCOTUS appointment for Jackson […]


Will Spring Preview lead to higher enrollment?

FAMU recently held its annual spring preview for incoming students, parents and alumni. The event has returned to in-person after two years in a virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Spring Preview is one of FAMU’s prime recruiting events which aims to get students inspired and motivated to […]


New dean named for Graduate Studies

Florida A&M University’s School of Graduate Studies and Research held its graduate student appreciation week for the 2022 academic year earlier this week. It kicked off with a few professional development workshops as well as an opportunity to meet the interim dean, Reginald K. Ellis, with a bowling event at […]


Harambee Festival draws crowd to Cascades

After two years, the Harambee Festival made its return to the Tallahassee community on a sun-splashed Saturday. It  included remarks by Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, performances by FAMU’s gospel choir and Tallahassee Nights Live along with a host of food vendors and Black-owned businesses. Since the start of […]


Definition of ‘exceptional student’ may expand

Senate Bill 236, introduced by Sen. Shervin Jones, D-West Park, would expand the definition of the term “exceptional students” to also include those who may have developmental delays. According to the bill, “exceptional student” means any student who has been determined eligible for a special program in accordance with rules […]


FAMU employees stage demonstration

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) for Florida staged a demonstration this morning at the roundabout on FAMU Way and Railroad Avenue. Their goal was to bring awareness to the lack of pay increases for FAMU’s employees who are members of the union. Members of AFSCME […]


Bill addresses mental health, substance abuse

Senate Bill 282 was introduced by Sen. Darryl Ervin Rouson, D-Tampa, on Jan. 11, the first day of Florida’s legislative session. It addresses mental health and substance use disorders. The bill specifically focuses on allowing those who have had issues with substance abuse and or mental illnesses to become peer […]


Students meet employers at ‘snack chat’

Florida A&M University’s Career and Professional Development Center held an event Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom called “Employer Snack Chat.” A nacho bar was available for faculty and students to enjoy the information presented at the event. Employers from companies such as Walmart, Ford, Capital One and Deutsche Bank more […]