“The College of Engineering shared by FSU and Florida A&M University also received $2 million in a one-time secret appropriation that lists Thrasher as the requester on a form also dated Dec. 4, 2015, with [FSU lobbyist Kathleen Daly] identified as the contact, records show. FAMU President Elmira Mangum’s name was not included on the form,” the newspaper reported.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
report by the Naples Daily News shows that FSU President John Thrasher got his university a secret $2M appropriation on behalf of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (COE). But then-FAMU President Elmira Mangum’s name wasn’t on the request form he submitted to the Florida Legislature.
The December 4, 2015 request by Thrasher came less than five months after FAMU lost budget authority for the COE. July 1, 2015 was the date that the Chief Financial Officer of Florida began sending the multi-million dollar appropriated budget for the engineering college to FSU instead of FAMU. FAMU had previously gotten the funds in its general revenue line for 28 years.
Monday, February 20, 2017
“The University did not competitively select, in accordance with State law, construction management entity, architectural, and engineering firms for the renovations and repairs to the Civic Center and Strozier Library Projects with costs totaling $16.1 million and $2.8 million, respectively,” the audit summary said.
The full audit report went on to say that: “Specifically, given the similar project contract dates and service providers used, it appeared that University personnel divided the Civic Center and Strozier Library projects into smaller projects to keep the individual project costs below the $2 million required competitive selection process threshold.”
Sunday, February 19, 2017
FAMU was paced by junior Shakerrya Morrison and senior Alicia McCray, who each carded a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. McCray added six blocks in her best defensive output of the season.
“I’ve been waiting all season on her to play like that,” Head Coach LeDawn Gibson said of McCray. “It was a good team effort to beat a solid Norfolk State team. I’ve felt all year that this team could beat any team in our conference. It’s not easy to explain why we seem to drop games we surely should have won, while occasionally winning ones we weren’t expected to,” Gibson added.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
It marks the first time since 2001 that Arkansas will open the season on a Thursday night. Arkansas defeated UNLV in the 2001 season opener. It will also be the program’s first Thursday night game since 2003 when Arkansas took down South Carolina, 28-6. Both of those games were also played at War Memorial Stadium.
Friday, February 17, 2017
By Stacey Ragin
FAMU Sports Information
After a 31-21 season last year, losing only 7 of their 26 home games, and 5 of their 24 conference games, the Florida A&M University Rattler baseball team is hitting the field once again, looking to dominate in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
Although many of the same players who contributed to the Rattlers’ most wins since 2003 are returning to bat, pitch or catch this season, the absence of one major player will be felt.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
L-R: Professors Carl Moore, Hui Wang, and Tarek Dickens
HBCU-RISE activity within the major Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program supports the development of research capabilities at HBCUs that offer doctoral degrees in science and engineering. This competitive national grant, worth over $958,673 is the first one awarded to FAMU, and one of only two ever awarded in the entire state of Florida.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The game was a rematch from Friday, which also went to UCF, 10-2 in six inning, but this time though, the FAMU Women were determined to force a different outcome.