FAMU Hazing

(CNN) — Florida A&M University, under fire in the hazing death of a drum major and over its finances, was put on probation for one year by an accrediting agency, officials said Tuesday. FAMU expects more details of the sanction within the next week, the Tallahassee institution said in a statement. Administrators learned from the […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The father of a freshman in Florida A&M University’s famed marching band emailed the school’s president in 2007 after getting a series of panic-stricken phone calls. The son never described exactly what was happening, but he made it clear he feared getting beaten. SEE ALSO: At N.Y.C. Protest, Everyone Was Trayvon “I […]

The grim case of Florida A&M University (FAMU) Drum Major Robert Champion (pictured) has left a stain on the famed university. Three months ago, the shocking news that the band member and Decatur native collapsed and died while on a bus outside a hotel spread fast. Now with the Champion family bringing forth a lawsuit […]

From CBS News: There’s been a new twist in the Florida A&M hazing investigation, as the parents of a student who was beaten to death in November tell CBS News something previously unknown about him: Robert Champion Jr. was gay. SEE ALSO: Beverly Johnson Reveals “Price” Of Fame Haitian Children Remain In Adoption Limbo CBS […]

With all the fallout from the hazing death of a young drum major at Florida A&M University last month, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) announced today that she will introduce a federal anti-hazing bill. Congress is currently on recess and will not take up the measure until after the New Year. SEE ALSO: Obama To Bomb […]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New autopsy details show a Florida A&M student and band member whose death last month uncovered a hazing culture at the school had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder. SEE ALSO: Was Racism Behind Army Murder? The full autopsy released Wednesday shows Robert Champion suffered heavy bleeding in tissue […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M’s president will keep his job after the university board of trustees Monday rejected a call from Gov. Rick Scott that James Ammons be suspended while the hazing death of a band member is investigated. SEE ALSO: Why Isn’t God Listening To Tim Tebow? The decision comes three days after […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The immediate future of Florida A&M University’s president is on the line Monday morning as the board of trustees considers whether to suspend him while authorities investigate the hazing death of a band member.

Reacting to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s call on Thursday for the immediate suspension of Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Dr. James Ammons in the wake of the hazing death of student Robert Champion, FAMU students organized a march to the Governor’s Mansion. FAMU students used Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media to spread […]

ORLANDO-The death of FAMU drum major, Robert Champion, has been ruled a homicide by The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office. There is now word as to who if any members of the FAMU band will be charged in his death. CF News 13 reports: In a statement, the Medical Examiner said Champion displayed symptoms of […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he wants the president of Florida A&M University suspended amid multiple investigations spurred by the death of a drum major in a suspected case of hazing. SEE ALSO: Can You Guess Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year?

For all of the tears shed and pain felt in the aftermath of Robert Champion’s death, it is likely that the practice of hazing will continue. We need only review the number of young men and women who died before Champion took his final breath. SEE ALSO: Occupy Protesters Shut Down Ports Sandusky’s Last Shot […]