sshepherd (Sara Shepherd)


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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 )

Practice makes perfect: Young pianist from Mexico represents Lawrence in international competition

Lawrence and Elizabeth, there's now a short video with the story above, a 50-second clip I shot of Ulises practicing. Enjoy! (Direct link:

July 14, 2014 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra steps to eat: In Lawrence, nearly 18,000 live in federally designated 'food desert'

Hi Rae, that area represents a census tract. While not every resident in the tract lives more than mile from the store, a significant number does (as determined by the USDA). They add in other factors, such as income and people living a half-mile from a grocery, before designating it a food desert. The USDA's interactive graphic (sourced above) has a lot more detail if you want to check it out: Hope this helps! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

January 19, 2014 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence

That's the goal, at least. Thanks so much! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 22, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence

Hi travelinggeek, the story's first reference to the restaurant links to it's Lawrence Marketplace listing, which has the phone number. It's 785-843-7423. Hope this helps! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )