Four AU students created a smartphone application to track AU shuttles to and from Tenleytown.
The application currently works on the Android system, but not with iPhones, Class of 2013 Senator Almas Kebekbayev said, the sponsor of the bill.
Cameron Cook, Una Kravetz, Ally Pallanzi and James Matthews, the inventors, and Kebekbayev will be working with the Office of Information Technology on iPhone compatibility over the summer, according to the bill.
“The people who worked on this worked very hard,” Kebekbayev said.
However, the AU Association of Computing Machinery may not produce an iPhone application because most of its members do not know Apple’s programming language or agree with the amount of control Apple would have over the inventors’ creation.
The Senate will be promoting the application in order to bring recognition to the inventors and to gather input from students, co-sponsor Senator-At-Large Joe Wisniewski said.
The Senate also called for priority registration for ROTC students at its last meeting of the year on April 29.
Priority registration would allow the ROTC students to take classes that better fit in their schedules in addition to their mandatory ROTC classes.
ROTC students have to balance classes with training, which can make scheduling difficult.
“Their schedule is just awful because of the early training, because of the military classes,” Class of 2014 Senator Dan Lewis said. “I mean my roommate didn’t really sleep at all last year because he was all over the place.”
The Undergraduate Senate approved the following positions:
• Kennedy Political Union Director: Alex Kreger
• Student Union Board Director: Ira Grylack
• Director of Women’s Initiative: Nefertiti Akamefula
• Women’s Initiative Programming Director: Kyla Novell
• Student Advocacy Center Director: Ann Baldauf
• Events Director: Julia Reinstein
• AUTO Director: Jacqui Langer
• Bike Lending Director: Daniel Pasquale
• Communications Director: Rosemary Cipriano
• IT Director: Almas Kebekbayev
• Design Director: Matthew Moore
• Speaker of the Senate: Joe Ste. Marie