University May Balls have been deemed “extremely wasteful” as calls are made to appoint a 'green officer' to make them more sustainable. Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for every May Ball Committee to appoint a Green Officer to oversee waste and environmental impact in the famously lavish events, which can cost students £145 a ticket.
The city is limbering up to host one of its most iconic races - the Cambridge Town and Gown. But which roads will be shut as runners pound pavements across the city? The race takes place on Sunday (October 22) and takes in some of the most impressive spots in Cambridge. Hundreds of runners are expected to turn out whatever the weather. The race starts in Victoria Avenue and finishes on Midsummer Common, looping around Cambridge city centre before stretching along the River Cam.
Imagine the city’s streets laden with hanging boughs of ripe fruit, and public orchards for the good of all the citizens. As part of a bid to bring approximately 1,200 apple trees to the city, Cambridge City Council is currently consulting on a range of locations south of Cambridge city centre over the next few years. You can comment on the proposals here. There are plans for apple trees to be planted around the Trumpington Park and Ride, as well as around the Babraham Park and Ride.
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".