FAMU http://wlrn.org en FAMU Brings Anti-Hazing Message To South Florida Through Music http://wlrn.org/post/famu-brings-anti-hazing-message-south-florida-through-music <p><a href="http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?DepartmentofMusic" target="_blank">Florida A&amp;M University's music department</a> toured South Florida this past weekend to recruit high school students and promote its anti-hazing stance. After their drum major <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/04/3266911/twelve-charged-with-manslaughter.html" target="_blank">Robert Champion of the Marching 100 </a>was beaten to death in 2011 during a hazing incident, the university is trying to get young musicians to feel safe at their institution.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:03:39 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 28366 at http://wlrn.org FAMU Brings Anti-Hazing Message To South Florida Through Music New Band Director Says Florida A&M Must March Forward http://wlrn.org/post/new-band-director-says-florida-am-must-march-forward Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Let's go now to a university that's rebuilding its marching band. Florida A&M University recently lifted its suspension of the group known as the Marching 100. The band had been suspended since 2011 when a hazing that went too far ended in the death of one of the band's drum majors, Robert Champion. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:57:32 +0000 Kathy Lohr 17536 at http://wlrn.org Florida A&M Lifts Suspension Of 'Marching 100' Band http://wlrn.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 19:11:34 +0000 16523 at http://wlrn.org Florida A&M Lifts Suspension Of 'Marching 100' Band FAMU Hazing Trial Begins Monday, Champion's Parents Talk To Katie Couric http://wlrn.org/post/famu-hazing-trial-begins-monday-champions-parents-talk-katie-couric <p>Eleven people accused in the fatal beating of Florida A&amp;M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion are scheduled to go on trial this Monday.</p><p>They’re facing felony charges of hazing resulting in death.</p><p>All are connected to FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band, which has been suspended indefinitely.</p><p><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/09/05/more-hazing-allegations-and-suspensions-at-famu/">The hazing happened after a football game</a> in Orlando last November.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:11:42 +0000 Gina Jordan 2259 at http://wlrn.org FAMU Hazing Trial Begins Monday, Champion's Parents Talk To Katie Couric