FAMU http://www.kunc.org en Florida A&M Lifts Suspension Of 'Marching 100' Band http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-am-lifts-suspension-marching-100-band Florida A&M's interim president announced Thursday that he was lifting the suspension of the school's famed "Marching 100" band.<p>The band had been suspended since November 2011, following the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/02/151868336/13-face-criminal-charges-in-florida-a-m-hazing-death">hazing-related death of one of its drum majors</a>.<p>In a statement, interim President Larry Robinson said the re-institution of the band comes after "sweeping changes" that address hazing.<p>"When considering all of the measures we have put in place, I believe this constitutes us hav Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:50:00 +0000 46383 at http://www.kunc.org Florida A&M Lifts Suspension Of 'Marching 100' Band FAMU Suspends Another Student Group Over Hazing Allegation http://www.kunc.org/post/famu-suspends-another-student-group-over-hazing-allegation Florida A&amp;M University, which is dealing with the deadly effects of hazing, has suspended another student group over new allegations of cruel treatment. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:08:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 33175 at http://www.kunc.org FAMU Suspends Another Student Group Over Hazing Allegation New Documents Describe Brutal Hazing That Killed FAMU Drum Major http://www.kunc.org/post/new-documents-describe-brutal-hazing-killed-famu-drum-major Robert Champion agreed to go into Bus C because he was vying for the top job at Florida A&amp;M University's Marching 100 band and thought it would impress his band mates.<p>But that hazing ritual — a relentless, brutal beating — would cost him his life. That's the picture painted by a cache of new documents released today in Florida.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/us/documents-describe-fatal-hazing-ritual-at-florida-am.html"><em>The New York Times</em> reports: </a><p><blockquote><p>"Hours after performing at the Florida Classic, a football game in Orlando, Mr. Wed, 23 May 2012 23:18:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27779 at http://www.kunc.org FAMU Band Will Remain Suspended Another Year http://www.kunc.org/post/famu-band-will-remain-suspended-another-year The president of Florida A&amp;M University said his school's Marching 100 band — which has been marred by a hazing scandal — will remain suspended through the 2012-2013 school year.<p><a href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-05-14/news/os-famu-hazing-band-suspended-20120514_1_famu-band-band-members-famu-president"><em>The Orlando Sentinel</em> reports</a> James Ammons informed the board of his decision during a teleconference today. The <em>Sentinel</em> adds:<p><blockquote><p>"Eleven band members were charged in Champion's death earlier this month. Mon, 14 May 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27239 at http://www.kunc.org FAMU Band Will Remain Suspended Another Year Florida's Top University Official Asks FAMU To Keep Band Suspended http://www.kunc.org/post/floridas-top-university-official-asks-famu-keep-band-suspended The fallout from the hazing scandal at Florida A&amp;M University continued today: First there was news that after 40 years, the band director was stepping down and then there was news that Florida's top university official asked the university to keep the Marching 100 band off the field.<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/famu-expected-to-announce-decision-on-marching-100-band-after-hazing-death-of-drum-major/2012/05/10/gIQA6d1vFU_story.html">The AP reports</a> that State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan sent a letter to FAMU President James Ammons asking him to extend t Thu, 10 May 2012 21:41:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27095 at http://www.kunc.org