Florida A&M Sharply Criticized After Hazing Death
Report finds that the university didn't follow state laws leading up to Robert Champion's death.
One year after the beating death of Robert Champion, a drum major, a new report has concluded that Florida A&M University lacked the internal and institutional controls needed to identify and fight hazing. The report, released by the Board of Governors’ inspector general’s office Friday, provides critical feedback on university officials’ inability to follow state laws and rules on hazing. Following the Florida Classic football game last year, Champion was beaten by fellow band members and killed as a result. However, the report also found that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that university officials ignored accusations of hazing by the former band director before Champion’s death. (NY Times)