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Lucy Peterson

Lucy Peterson

Lucy Peterson is a junior at the University of Kansas studying journalism, political science, and French. She has worked in several roles at the University Daily Kansan, KU’s student publication. She is from Denver, Colorado.

‘We demand better’: KU students, faculty call on administrators to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

By: - September 12, 2021

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff members called on administrators to mandate vaccines on campus during a rally Sunday, expressing concerns about the ongoing surge of the delta variant of COVID-19. Nearly 40 people gathered at the university’s Wescoe Beach to push back on the administration’s reluctance to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine […]

Kansas lawmakers consider license plates for military service, cancer research, educators, sorority

By: - February 10, 2021

New, distinctive Kansas license plates could raise awareness, and in some cases money, for military service veterans, cancer research, educators and a historically Black sorority. The Kansas House Transportation Committee heard testimony Tuesday for four bills that would allow for the production of the distinctive Kansas license plates. One House bill would provide license plates […]

After financial collapse of women’s shelter, Emporia groups work to meet needs

By: - January 23, 2021

A longstanding Emporia women’s shelter has closed its doors because of financial insolvency following internal theft and the loss of grant funding, forcing community leaders to replace the unique resources the shelter provided. Plumb Place, which opened in 1921 and offered emergency and traditional housing to women, closed its doors Dec. 31, a year and […]