An Acadia University professor said a petition calling for him to be removed from teaching classes at the school is "rather surreal and absurd." Rick Mehta — who has taught psychology at Acadia for 14 years, is under fire for social media posts on Sen. Lynn Beyak and residential schools. But Mehta said he's practising free speech. "You just have to laugh. The whole situation just seems just rather bizarre because I just put out a tweet ... I wasn't expecting any consequences," said Mehta.
A conciliator will meet with representatives of Dalhousie's faculty association and the university's board of governors next week to try to help the two sides hammer out a new collective agreement. The faculty association, comprised of about 1,000 members of the university's teaching, research, librarian and counselling staff — filed for conciliation last month after it said talks, which began in June, had reached an impasse.
The Town of Amherst has reached a tentative agreement with Via Rail to purchase the historic rail station and property from the Crown corporation. On Tuesday, Mayor David Kogon said the town received a draft agreement from Via and council would be "taking steps within the next two weeks to seal the deal." "We are looking forward to proceeding with this win-win project that will benefit the town via the revitalization of the Via Rail station," Kogon said in the news release.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".