Author: Nolan McCaskill


BOT selects Mangum as FAMU’s 11th president

The Florida A&M board of trustees selected Elmira Mangum as the university’s 11th president this morning after a 10-2 vote. Mangum, vice president of budget and planning at Cornell University, will become FAMU’s first permanent female president, pending confirmation from the Florida Board of Governors. The next BOG meeting, a […]


‘Noles run over Hurricanes in 41-14 rout

The largest crowd in Doak Campbell Stadium history was on hand to witness the Florida State University Seminoles do something they hadn’t done this millennium. After a 41-14 victory over the University of Miami in front of a record crowd of 84,409 people, the ‘Noles improved to an 8-0 record […]


Rattlers lose homecoming, remain winless at home

The Rattlers' first offensive play was a microcosm of the game. A failed flea flicker attempt that saw a touchdown pass sail through the grasp of a receiver is how Florida A&M's homecoming game went: The Rattlers (2-5, 1-2 MEAC) let the game slip through their hands early in a […]


Beckford sets the tone

  Florida A&M began the next step in its search for a new director of marching and pep bands Tuesday. Each candidate will go through identical interviewing processes in room 301 of the Foote-Hilyer Administration Center, beginning at 8 a.m. Interviews will conclude at 3:30 p.m., when each candidate will […]


Teachers denied raises

Sylvester Peck asked his class to describe what his days are like, and a handful of students shouted “busy.” Peck, an art instructor at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, better known as FAMU DRS, keeps a tight schedule. In addition to teaching third, fourth, fifth and eighth grades […]


Lest we forget our true purpose

Nolan McCaskill Homecoming is a week that past and current Rattlers can enjoy along with visitors from around the country. Students should enjoy the privileges of being a Rattler, but remember why you are here. Millions of students are attaining degrees each year – millions. The cost of attendance at […]