sshepherd (Sara Shepherd)


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One year after alleged sexual assaults, fraternity is paying, but it’s still unclear whether any individuals are

Hi Nathan, just to clarify: We don't know ANYTHING about the victims in this case — whether they were sorority members, how old they were, whether they were KU students, or even what they (or others) told police and/or KU happened to them at the party.

Even though KU is disciplining the fraternity, KU won't disclose what reportedly happened to the victims and who they think did it. Neither will police.

— Sara Shepherd, reporter

September 28, 2015 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Today: The evolution of KU's one-of-a-kind mascot

Yes, KU adopted the new Trajan logo in 2005. (Though getting every uniform and every logo everywhere updated with the new lettering took longer. The band, for example, is just now getting new uniforms with the updated lettering style on them: — Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 25, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Today: The evolution of KU's one-of-a-kind mascot

It is the same smiling Jayhawk designed in 1946, though the KU logo on the side did change after 2005. Here's a story we did back when KU changed the font to Trajan. It was hotly debated!
— Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 25, 2015 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Design fosters togetherness at KU's newly opened Oswald and Self halls

Clara, I believe it closes on Monday, Aug. 24, the day fall classes begin. It's still open to drive-through traffic this week. - Sara Shepherd

August 19, 2015 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU designates 'reflection room' for students of all faiths or no faith to pray, meditate

Note from the reporter: The photo of Alcove A was taken last week, but it may not necessarily be configured the same way come fall, when it becomes the reflection room. Also, there are blinds on the windows that can be rolled up or down. — Sara Shepherd, LJW

June 29, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU, other state colleges propose tuition increases of 3.6 percent

Yes — while they would be in effect for the upcoming academic year, those dollar figures are per semester. I just edited the story to make that more clear. Thanks, Chris! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

June 17, 2015 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New life for old furniture from McCollum Hall

Phillip, good question. I hope to write more about them later, but for now I've been told their portraits are safe, with plans underway to relocate them to other buildings. -Sara Shepherd, LJW

June 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lines up for tickets to see President Obama

I think Nick is probably correct, but trying to confirm now. Will update if I can get clarification. -Sara Shepherd, Journal-World

January 20, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

President Obama to speak Thursday morning at KU; tickets available Tuesday

Dorothy, we're checking. Hopefully we'll be able to update the story with that information today. Thanks! -Sara Shepherd, Journal-World

January 19, 2015 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ukrainian family in limbo in Lawrence, asylum case pending

Leslie, I realize I didn't specify in the story, but he actually is attending school here in the interim. -Sara Shepherd, LJW

October 17, 2014 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )