A university president issues an apology for the way a teaching assistant was treated by a professor. A TV host apologizes for his sexual harassment of other staff members. A politician apologizes for inappropriate behaviour toward women. An airline apologizes for the way its staff treated passengers. A computer giant apologizes for “slowing down” older models of its phones. The CEO of a food company apologizes for disease-causing bacteria in its products.
Sometime later this month, Western University’s board of governors will formally begin the search for a new president. It will start with the appointment of a search committee that likely will aim to complete its work before year’s end. It will hope to find an energetic, charismatic leader to take Western in new directions; to boldly go into the challenge-laden future of university teaching, research and administration. It also will aim, frankly, to give Western a fresh start.
We all had our heroes, back in the days when muddy skate met frozen pond in the gully beside our farmhouse. During the Essex County winters of the 1960s, that pond became the site of numerous Stanley Cup championship games. Sometimes its greenish-blue ice was smooth as glass; other times it had been rippled like a chip by an unsportsmanlike wind. It was roughly the same shape as an NHL rink, if only about a fifth its size.
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".