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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFAMU has put off publication of its student newspaper after a former member of the school's famous marching band filed a lawsuit against the paper, claiming he was libeled in an online article about the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. This...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Wednesday to you. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that congressional Democrats are asking the U.S. Civil Rights Commission to hold a hearing on Florida's 2011 law. * The...
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...
Tags: Politics, Colleges and Universities, Hazing, Music, Frank Brogan
A Florida judge said he probably will rule by the end of next week on a motion to throw out the civil suit by the family of Robert Champion, the drum major who was killed during a hazing incident involving members of Florida A&M University’s famed...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Here are the top stories in Florida politics and government that we're reading this morning. * Florida A&M said in a court filing that former drum major Robert Champion is to blame for...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFAMU records submitted last fall by the attorney for former band director Julian White as well as numerous other public records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel in recent months document a long history of hazing within FAMU's famous marching band. Two...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThe parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion will be Katie Couric's guests on Friday's edition of “Katie.” Pamela and Robert Champion discuss their son's hazing death in Orlando last year. “Katie” airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WESH-...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida A&M University has suspended another student organization amid an allegation of hazing. The campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, was suspended late last week pending an investigation after fraternity members...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelThere's been a lot of understandable outrage about FAMU's brazen new legal strategy — that band-student Robert Champion was responsible for his own death (“FAMU Faults Champion in his Hazing Death“). It's been called everything from...
There is a gray cloud hanging over the usually jubilant week heading into the Florida Classic between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman. FAMU's nationally acclaimed Marching 100 band has been silenced for the hazing death of 26-year-old drum major Robert...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe Tallahassee police department has closed two investigations that it had launched this month into possible hazing within a fraternity and a step team at FAMU. No criminal charges were filed. Authorities detemined the accusations were unfounded, the...
CNNORLANDO, Florida -- One of the students who allegedly held Robert Champion in a bear hug during a hazing initiation was sentenced Monday to six months of community control, two years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service for his...
Tags: Punishment, Hazing
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