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By Roger M. Klein

Delegates who have been convening for the past few weeks to discuss the creation of a college-wide student government last night set in motion direct efforts for the writing of a constitution for the body by creating working committees and adopting procedures for debate and design of the document.

One of the committees will invite members of minority student groups and other campus political organizations to attend convention meetings as non-voting members with limited speaking rights.

Delegates at the Lehman Hall meeting suggested the Black Student Association, La Raza, a Mexican-American group, the Radcliffe Union of Students, La Organizacion, a group of Puerto Rican students and others as organization, that the committee might invite.

Garry W. Martin '79, Leverett House delegate and president of the Black Student Association, said at the meeting the current convention delegates do not display "ethnic diversity," possibly because House committees chose the delegates and few members of minority groups attend House committee meetings.

"Some people feel they've been left out and if they feel this way, it's possible the constitution will have trouble getting ratified," Martin said

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