The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, or BFT, a labor union that represents more than 800 BUSD teachers and school staff, have reached a tentative agreement in 2017-18 and 2018-19 contract negotiations, according to a joint press release issued Wednesday. Ty Alper, president of the BUSD Board of Education, said in an email the agreement was negotiated over several months, reflecting diligence and dedication from both the BUSD and BFT.
The Chancellor’s Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics released a report Monday, outlining recommendations that do not include cutting any sports programs. The report states that reducing the number of intercollegiate sports from 30, the current number, to NCAA’s minimum 14, could save anywhere from $9-12 million. A reduction in programs, however, could have an affect on campus philanthropic contributions by $25 million, according to the report.
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board has appointed campus alumna and tenants advocate María Poblet to replace Commissioner Katherine Harr, as first reported by Berkeleyside. Poblet was voted into the board on a 5-2-1 vote. Commissioners Leah Simon-Weisberg, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, James Chang, Igor Tregub and Christina Murphy voted to appoint Poblet, while John Selawsky abstained and Jesse Townley and Paola Laverde voted against the appointment, according to Berkeleyside.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".