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Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death. Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...
An Orange County judge, rejecting FAMU's argument that drum major Robert Champion should be viewed as a voluntary "participant" in the illegal hazing that killed him, will not throw out a wrongful-death lawsuit against the university. Circuit Judge...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTomorrow's the deadline to fill out an online survey to help officials at FAMU pick a new president. The public has until 5 p.m. tomorrow to complete the survey, which asks for input on such things as what personality traits the university's next chief...
FAMU lacked the internal controls needed to identify and fight hazing before the beating death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando a year ago, according to a long-awaited investigative report released Friday afternoon. The sharply critical report...
A year ago, Robert Champion was poised to move up in the hierarchy and become the lead drum major for Florida A&M University’s celebrated Marching 100 band. Champion wanted to go through the hazing rituals that were the stepping stones to success...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFAMU leaders have a half day of meetings planned for Wednesday, when they will discuss the university's upcoming presidential search and FAMU's new plan for raising graduation rates and making other improvements. The board of trustees is scheduled to hold...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelLast week, FAMU trustees appointed the university's provost, Larry Robinson, to fill in as president while FAMU seeks a permanent replacement for embattled former President James Ammons. Yesterday afternoon, Robinson announced that he has chosen an...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTrustees at Florida A&M University will meet tomorrow to choose an interim president to fill in while they look for a permanent replacement for former president James Ammons. But, apparently, few people are interested in the post left by Ammons. He...
Florida A&M University's alumni association president says he wants to see the group involved in the school's process of hiring and transitioning to a new president in the coming months. Tommy Mitchell, the group's president, said members want to monitor...
Fellow drum majors called him "The Example." Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, hazed to death on a parked charter bus in Orlando last fall, was the first to arrive for practice, the last to leave. He cared deeply about the world-famous...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * FAMU President James Ammons will step down immediately, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Ammons originally said he would leave in October, but some...
On Nov. 5, former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of molesting eight boys over a 15-year span. That included an alleged rape in a campus shower. Four days after Sandusky's arrest, university...
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