The University of La Verne has introduced a new bikeshare program, Spin, to the main campus to support healthy living and exploration of the city. It is one of the best things to come to campus in a long time.
One hundred fifty bright orange solar powered Spin bicycles arrived on campus April 5 in front of Miller Hall. As part of a new bike sharing program at La Verne, the wheels are available to students for 50 cents every half hour or $14 per month with unlimited use.
Spin, founded in San Francisco in 2016, offers an affordable and environmentally-friendly form of personal mobility. Each bike is equipped with solar powered lights and foam wheels to mitigate maintenance issues.
Lisa Grater, transportation services manager, introduced this program to La Verne and said she wants everyone on campus to take ownership of the program to encourage its success.
A University shuttle bus was struck by a vehicle Thursday at 7:40 a.m. while returning to Shuttle Lot S. The incident occurred while the shuttle driver was on Arrow Highway trying to turn left on to A Street. There were no students or faculty onboard during the crash.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.
Empowerment comedian Ernesto Gritzewsky, known as Ernie G, sat amid his audience of roughly 70 before his performance – to have intimate conversations and get to know them – Tuesday in Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center with at least 70 attendees.