Florida A&M could have probation lifted

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University officials may soon learn if the school will be off probation.

A regional accrediting organization placed FAMU on probation in December 2012 after the university was criticized on several fronts, including whether students were safe. This finding came in the wake of the hazing death of a drum major.

FAMU officials were given a year to fix problems at the school. If accreditation is revoked, students won't be eligible for federal financial aid.

The accrediting organization is expected to vote Tuesday on FAMU's status.

A committee that visited FAMU's campus this fall concluded the university has made progress to fix many problems. But that report also cautioned that it was unclear if improvements made by FAMU officials would remain once a new president is named.

Associated Press

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