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Big brains coming to FAMU



FAMU has enrolled six National Achievement scholars this fall – a far cry from the glory days of the 1990s and early 2000s, but way better than the slump of the last five years.

National Achievement scholars are often considered the nation's top black students. And as this St. Petersburg Times story pointed out, FAMU landed them left and right until President Frederick Humphries left in 2001.

What happened? Maybe it had something to do with the issues raised by this 2004 lawsuit, which is still alive and kicking after being reversed on appeal in June.

Ron Matus, state education reporter


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:57am]


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