12 FAMU band members charged with murder

Twelve former band members now face charges of manslaughter in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion. State Attorney Jeff Ashton also filed charges against two more band members. The new charges were announced at a hearing Monday. Last spring, 10 band members were charged with third-degree felony hazing. If convicted, each will result in […]

FAMU Marching Band Suspended Another Year

The fate of the FAMU “Marching 100” has finally been decided. According to The Associated Press, FAMU’s famed marching band is being suspended until2013. The announcement was made Monday by the school’s president, James Ammons, at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. During the meeting Ammons said that he wanted to ensure a […]

FAMU Band Director Steps Down, Pressure Mounting to Keep Band Suspended

The fate of the FAMU Marching 100 is in question now that their famed band director has stepped down. On Thursday, 71-year-old  Julian White announced through his attorneys that he has decided to retire and spend more time with his family. White, the longtime leader of the embattled band, was briefly suspended from his position […]

13 FAMU Band Members Charged With Killing Robert Champion

The Florida A&M band members responsible for brutally beating Robert Champion on a band bus have been charged with felony and misdemeanor hazing. In total, 13 FAMU students have been charged. Eight students were charged with felony hazing for inflicted the most sever physical punishment on Champion. Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar said 11 of the […]

FAMU Student Robert Champion Killed by Hazing: 4 Other Major Hazing Cases

Robert Champion, the FAMU band member whose sudden death last month caused a national uproar, was killed exactly the way many believed and had feared he had: his death was caused by the trauma resulting from a severe hazing beating he received from fellow band members, the state medical examiner’s office has ruled. In what […]

FAMU Alumni Explain Why Their School Is the Best During National Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll didn’t have to appear at the Florida A&M University 2011 Alumni National Convention and Gala. But then again, she did. She felt compelled to pay homage to an august body of individuals who have created an indelible legacy in the world of education. I stood in awe […]