Monthly Archives: May 2012
The pharmacy school at Florida A&M, one of the university’s flagship programs, has a new leader.
Michael Thompson, assistant dean for clinical affairs at FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the program’s new dean, FAMU Provost Larry Robinson announced today. Read the rest of this entry
By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus asked to go through the ordeal because it was seen as an honor, a defendant in the case said in a deposition released Wednesday
Robert Champion, 26, had asked all season to go through the hazing ritual, known as “crossing over,” defendant Jonathan Boyce said. ”It’s a respect thing, you know,” Boyce told detectives. “Well, he was wanting to do it all … all season.” Read the rest of this entry
By FAMU Press Office
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching “100” band will remain suspended for the 2012-13 academic year, FAMU President James H. Ammons announced May 14th.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The embattled head of Florida A&M University’s marching band is retiring. FAMU officials tried to fire Julian White, the director of the Marching 100, following the death of drum major Robert Champion in November. Read the rest of this entry
FAMU administrators react to charges in Champion’s death. Dr. Julian White’s attorney renews request for White’s reinstatement
By News 20 at Five
Solomon Badger, Chair FAMU Board of Trustees, and James H. Ammons, President of FAMU, released a joint statement regarding charges filed in the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. Read the rest of this entry
State Attorney Lawson Lamar announces charges on May 2, 2012 in the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion (pictured below)
By MIKE SCHNEIDER
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The mother of a Florida A&M University drum major who died says she is disappointed prosecutors didn’t file
more severe charges.
But Pam Champion told The Associated Press she is glad charges have finally been filed. Read the rest of this entry