A black student group at Kent State is fighting to keep its permanent seat on a student government committee after a student senator proposed removing spots guaranteed to three student groups: the All Campus Programming Board, the Inter-Greek Programming Board, and Black United Students. A Black United Students member who holds the spot now tells the Daily Kent Stater the permanent designation guarantees minority groups some representation. The opposed member said earlier that he believes diversity will be preserved without guaranteed spots "because qualified minority students exist."
An undecided committee member proposes studying the history of permanent seats before getting rid of them. "If you don't know why these positions are here," he says, "you don't know the effects of removing them."