Senate continues research on OneCards
Senate Policy and Ethics Committee (SPEC) chair Katelyn Campbell ’17 has continued her investigation on how OneCards at Wellesley can be improved and has been in contact with Library and Technology Services (LTS). LTS is currently considering extending the use of OneCards to the laundry machines, which would allow students to use their OneCards rather than their credit cards when paying for laundry on campus. However, another Senator noted that Campus Police has already purchased OneCards for at least this academic year so it is unlikely that they would be willing to purchase modified OneCards at this point in time.
Senate to investigate ways to track the Peter Pan bus
Previously web page existed that tracked the GPS coordinates of the Peter Pan bus. Students could determine if a bus was late or stuck in traffic. However, the website was not successful and students again have no means to track the bus. College Government (CG) Vice President Charlotte Harris ’16 suggested setting up a Twitter feed that students could check for updates from other students about the whereabouts of the bus. College Government (CG) President Hana Glasser ’15 has brought up a similar proposal in past Senate meetings. However, another senator suggested developing an app for smart phones to track the location of the bus.
Senate to host Hackathon in late October
The College Government (CG) Cabinet plans to host a brainstorming event titled “Hackathon” on Oct. 27. The event, which is open to the student body and senators alike, will allow students to generate ideas and projects with senators in round-table discussions. The cabinet has also arrange for Katherine Wu to speak. She is the attorney and the first Asian-American councillor at-large to serve on the Boston City Council.