Student Coalition discusses
By Corinne Henahan
Undergraduate Student Senate Reporter
The Student Coalition
issued a formal statement at a meeting Thursday declaring support for Black
United Students in the effort to remove George Garrison as chair of the
Department of Pan-African Studies.
In the statement,
the coalition said, "We are disappointed in the administration of Kent
State, which has stalled these proceedings. We believe this situation only
further demon- strates the administration's weakness in supporting the
interests of the students."
that the present administrative offices in the Student Center does not
happen at other universities.
Ben Brucato said he feels the group should support the causes of other
organizations, serving as "the voice for the voiceless."
The group also
discussed some of its primary goals for the semester. These included ending
the monopoly Coca-Cola has on campus and removing administrative offices
from the Student Center.
and monopolies have no place on campus," Brucato said.
"Some of the
businesses are morally corrupt and students should be able to make a choice."
said they feel that housing administrative offices such as food services
in the Student Center is inappropriate. Coalition member Kim Larson said
the Student Center building should not be used for administration.
Center should definitely be used for student purposes and not for administrative
offices, Larson said.
that the presence of administrative offices in the Student Center does
not happen at other universities.
He said, "We
fund this campus entirely, we should at least have a building."