Community Bike Shares
Lindsay M. Braun, an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, researches bike shares, cycling, and health. The new VeoRide program on campus promises a rich source of data: anyone with an app and the ability to pedal on two wheels can locate a nearby bike, unlock it, travel to their destination, and park it in any safe and unobtrusive spot for a small fare. Over time Braun can track ridership levels and evaluate how well dockless bike systems serve communities like Champaign-Urbana. This project follows work on the Cincinnati Red Bike bicycle-sharing program.
The Boys in the Band
Stage manager and alumnus Morgan Holbrook hit another peak in his successful Broadway career in 2019, when The Boys in the Band—starring Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells—nabbed the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. His many credits include The Ferryman with Dean Ashton and Paddy Considine, Six Degrees of Separation featuring Alison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, and The Cherry Orchard with leads Diane Lane and Joel Grey.
The Booth Theatre Company production of The Boys in the Band, 2018, photo by Joan Marcus.