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FAMU’S RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR FRANK BROGAN’S REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS RELATED TO FAMU AND THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT

“We have been aware of the Board of Governor’s investigation and the topics under review.  We appreciate their hard and dedicated work, which has culminated in these reports.  We will thoroughly review the reports and determine the corrective actions we may need to take. We have been, for the past year, working to address many of the concerns cited in the reports.  We have developed and implemented many new ...

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FAMU HAZING CONTROLS WERE WEAK

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By BRANDON LARRABEE THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 28, 2012..........Safeguards against hazing at Florida A&M University were not strong enough in the lead-up to the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, but inflammatory accusations that university leaders recklessly ignored calls for action by the former band director can't be proven, according to a new report by a F ...

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Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx In TV One Django: Unchained Special

TV One is airing the special, “Django Unchained: The TV One Special,” which is a look into the controversial new movie by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained. The movie tells the story of Django, a freed slave (played by Jamie Foxx), who teams up with a bounty hunter to save his wife (played by Kerry Washington) from the evil slaveowner (Leonardo DiCaprio) The film and its stars have already caught a lot of ...

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The ‘Big Aristotle’ Launches ‘Luv Shaq’ Vodka Line

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal (pictured) is launching his own line of libations,”Luv Shaq” vodka, the New York Post reports.      He entered into an agreement Devotion Vodka, the producers of the coconut-flavored vodka. The drink will be sugar and gluten-free and the bottles will sport images of none other than the “Big Man.” According to Drew Adelman, founder of Devotion Vodka, Shaq’s alcoholic bev ...

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President Named Time Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’

  NEW YORK — President Barack Obama  has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.   “We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America,” Time Editor Rick Stengel told NBC’s “Today” show, where he announced the selection on Wednesday.   The short list for the honor included Malala Y ...

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Saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter among the Sandy Hook victims

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene was among those who lost his daughter, Ana, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to jazzblog.ca and CBC News. Greene is a noted saxophonist, composer and bandleader who most recently taught in the jazz program at the University of Manitoba. Greene and his family had just moved from the town of Winnipeg, Canada to Newtown, Connecticut this past July. Greene, 37, gr ...

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Remembering the Sandy Hook shooting victims

A look at the names and the lives of some of the victims of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. ...

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Obama at Newtown vigil: ‘God has called them all home’

The president spoke at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ...

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Connecticut school shooting: 26 killed, gunman dead

 A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing at least 26 people, including 18 children, by blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot. The attack, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded ...

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