Should the federal government change its policies on campus sexual assault? Some moves in that direction by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have caused an outcry among activists, who see this as an attempt to roll back protections for rape survivors. In fact, reform is badly needed, and some of the criticism is misguided. But the administration’s ability to accomplish any positive results is limited by incompetence, bad reputation and general chaos.
The university asked Judge Norman Moon of Federal District Court in Virginia to dismiss the case, but he refused. If the accused student’s allegations were true, the judge said, they “suggest that W.&L.’s disciplinary procedures, at least when it comes to charges of sexual misconduct, amount to a practice of railroading accused students.” The school settled the suit in February 2016. Many complaints by students accused of assault claim anti-male bias in Title IX enforcement.
One of this week’s big stories is on the lighter side of news: The 13th Doctor on “Doctor Who,” the internationally popular BBC cult hit about a time- and space-traveling humanoid alien who periodically regenerates into a new body, will be played by a woman (Jodie Whittaker). I’m a fan of “Doctor Who” and of strong female protagonists, especially in sci-fi and fantasy stories with larger-than-life themes. So why can I only muster one-and-a-half cheers for the lady Doctor?
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".