Last Wednesday, a woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Hyde Park. In the early hours of the morning the Saturday before, a UT student was groped in West Campus, and later that night, reports surfaced of a man flashing numerous women in front of Thai, How Are You. That’s three cases of sexual harassment in five days. All took place in student neighborhoods. Two of the women affected were UT students. Students were notified of one of these three incidents.
Large lecture halls often feel monotonous and dreary, leaving students bored and unengaged. While this classic teaching style has endured for decades, it’s not necessarily the most beneficial to students. Education can be both fun and serious. All you need is an engaging curriculum and a willing professor. Active learning situations have many benefits, but perhaps one of the greatest is handing students more control over their education.
Students often lead chaotic lives, and in the midst of the mayhem, it’s not uncommon to grab a coffee or bite to eat at one of the fast food restaurants on campus. But while convenience may rule in the moment, food and drinks to-go is especially wasteful. We’ve all seen the horrendous pictures of floating plastic in the Pacific Ocean, an immediately recognizable result of the issue at stake.
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".