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FAMU still dealing with fallout from hazing death


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The fallout from the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major appears unlikely to end soon.

University leaders will hold an emergency meeting next week to start the search for a new president after James Ammons, the president since 2007, abruptly resigned Wednesday.

Ammons had vowed a month ago to remain at his job, despite a no-confidence vote from trustees in June.

"This is unexpected, this is unanticipated," said Rufus Montgomery, a FAMU board member who had expressed doubts about Ammons' job performance.

Meanwhile, the famed Marching 100 band remains...

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