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At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Undergraduate Assembly announced they will be selling airport shuttle tickets online this year. They also discussed increasing the courses counting towards the Physical World sector and improving College House programming.

Airport Shuttles 

The UA will be using Eventbrite, an online ticketing application, to sell shuttle tickets. Shuttles will be running to the airport the day before Thanksgiving.

Because of the service fee that Eventbrite charges, the tickets will be $6.50 instead of $6 flat like in the past. Eventbrite charges a service fee of about $1.50, but the UA will save money by not printing tickets this year so the total increased cost will only be 50 cents.

UA airport shuttle coordinator and Wharton freshman David Cahn , who is a contributing writer for the Daily Pennsylvanian, said using Eventbrite would make buying and selling tickets easier and hopefully increase ticket sales.  He added that ticket sales at the Upper Quad Gate are inconvenient for upperclassmen.

Students will still be able to buy tickets last minute and can switch the shuttle times if there is space available. 

Physical World Requirement 

College and Wharton freshman Dylan Adelman , who is a UA associate member, discussed allowing more courses to fulfill the Physical World sector requirement for College students.

According to Adelman, many of the classes that used to count towards the Physical World sector now count towards the Natural Sciences and Mathematics sector. 

After meeting with Associate Dean and Director of Academic Affairs of the College Kent Peterman , Adelman reported that Peterman planned to reach out to department chairs to try to include geology and environmental science classes in the requirement. 

Adelman said that it was important that students not majoring in physical sciences could succeed in the sector class. 

UA representative and College sophomore Kat McKay was supportive of the project and mentioned that some of the classes that are listed online as counting towards the Physical World sector have not been offered since 2006. 

College House Programming

UA representative and College freshman Emily Hoeven is working on creating a centralized calendar to publicize College House events.

Hoeven said that many college houses have events that are only publicized well to residents of the College House hosting the event, even if the event is open to students from other houses.

Hoeven met with the House Dean of Harnwell College House Suhnne Ahn to discuss creating a centralized calendar of events. Ahn mentioned that a calendar was created in the past but was not successful partly because students did not use the website. 

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