Byron Dobson, Tallahassee Democrat

Byron Dobson

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Byron:

FSU nursing dean named emerging leader in health and medicine

A $15.8 million grant from the NSF will produce a detailed design for the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet at the MagLab at FSU. → Read More

FAMU grad, Comedy Central correspondent Roy Wood Jr. to deliver homecoming address

Despite his fame and success, Wood, 42, never forgets Florida A&M University, where he got a degree in broadcast journalism in 2001. → Read More

TCC commits nearly $6 million to pay off student accounts, throws in daily lunch credit

The money is earmarked for students enrolled at TCC from March 2020 through this fall. Students also getting $5 credit for meals at the Student Union. → Read More

Campus Notes: TCC announces next cohort for its President’s Leadership Institute

TCC Foundation announces three new endowed scholarships → Read More

Tallahassee's world-famous opera composer, Carlisle Floyd, dies at 95

"FSU, and especially its College of Music, was Carlisle's pride and joy. He loved his students and fellow faculty and continued lifelong friendships with many of them." → Read More

FSU's Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication hosting online gala

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication is hosting an online gala. → Read More

FSU faculty leader: COVID policy, threats to intellectual freedom 'concerning and demoralizing' in Florida

FSU President Richard McCullough said the faculty’s perception of academic freedom being threatened is an issue that needs to be addressed → Read More

Campus Notes: President Biden appoints MagLab chief scientist to advisory council

President Biden appoints MagLab chief scientist to advisory council The chief scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. President Joe Biden named Laura Greene, chief scientist at the National MagLab and the Marie Krafft Professor of Physics at… → Read More

FAMU offers third dose of COVID vaccines for those with suppressed immune systems

The 659 Ardelia Court site, located off Robert and Trudie Perkins Way is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday → Read More

FSU confirms theft of nearly 5,000 rare items from special collection at Strozier Library

Over 1,200 serial titles are represented, predominantly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Publications include those by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, underground comix publishers, foreign language titles and pulp magazines. → Read More

FAMU trustees approve contract extension, new goals, for Robinson

Trustees granted President Larry Robinson a one-year contract extension through Dec. 31, 2022, → Read More

Feds double their investment in FAMU to $30M for science students

NOAA — the federal government's environmental sciences agency — is bolstering its investment in Florida A&M University. → Read More

FAMU providing additional $41.5 million in CARES funding to students

Full-time students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year will receive $2,500 each semester, or $5,000 annually, toward tuition and fees. → Read More

Black News Channel launches BNC GO streaming service for younger audiences

The network says BNC GO is targeting Black and brown Millennial and Gen Z audiences by offering original programming 18 hours daily. → Read More

FAMU COVID-19 testing site reopens on Wahnish Way

Florida A&M University’s COVID-19 testing site reopens Tuesday morning at 2507 S. Wahnish Way. → Read More

Campus Notes: FSU professor receives NEH grant to digitize the work of novelist Gloria Naylor

FSU College of Medicine to receive $700,000 from Dance Marathon; Kinsey Collection coming to FSU Panama City → Read More

FAMU repeats as nation’s highest ranked HBCU by U.S. News & World Report

FAMU tops North Carolina A&T in U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 HBCU rankings. → Read More

FSU ranked No. 19 in U.S. News & World Reports 'Best Colleges 2022' guidebook

FSU and UF were the only Florida public universities to place in the Top 20 nationally. → Read More

Black News Channel thriving under new President and CEO Princell Hair

Tallahassee-based Black News Channel is country’s fastest growing cable news network. → Read More

'This is about history': FAMU honors two of its own with Robert and Trudie Way street designation

"They were anointed and appointed by God to better the lives of others in Tallahassee," historian Delaitre Hollinger told the crowd. → Read More