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FAMU president resigning immediately

Florida A&M University President James Ammons is stepping down immediately after the school’s board voted to pay him more than $100,000 dollars in bonuses in exchange for leaving sooner. Ammons is the latest to resign in the wake of a hazing scandal and administrative problems plaguing the school but he …

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Hazing expert weighs in on FAMU tragedy

As the author of four books on hazing, Hank Nuwer has has gained a national reputation on the subject. Nuwer is also an Associate Professor at Franklin College in Indiana. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Nuwer about FAMU’s hazing controversy and why he thinks this case has captured the nation’s attention. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FAMUHazingQANickelleSmith.mp3]  

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FAMU president resigns

By Lynn Hatter – FPR,  Matthew Peddie – WMFE & Margie Menzel – WLRN Florida A&M University’s President has resigned in the wake of the hazing death of a band drum major. Lynn Hatter reports President James Ammons’ decision to step aside is the latest in the fallout from stemming from …

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New evidence released in FAMU hazing case

Prosecutors in the case of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, who died after being hazed on a bus last November, have released more than 15 hundred pages of evidence against the 13 band members who have been charged. As Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes reports, evidence shows Champion …

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