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Friday, December 19th, 2014

FAMU Trustees Meet Today to Consider the Fate of the ‘Marching 100′

Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees meets Monday to discuss the future of the college’s popular marching band in the aftermath of the hazing-related death of a member.

Band director Julian White, who had been with the prestigious band for 40 years, stepped down under pressure last week.

He was placed on paid administrative leave shortly after the hazing death of FAMU Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in November.

Authorities say Champion, 26, was badly beaten during a hazing incident on a band bus following a football game in Orlando. He died within an hour of the attack.

To read Ed Payne’s entire story, go to CNN

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