Two months after threatening to strike, a Teamsters union has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Minnesota on a two-year contract for some 1,500 service workers. The agreement, announced Tuesday, calls for a $15-an-hour minimum wage for members of Teamsters Local 320. It also includes a 2 percent increase for those at the top of the pay scale.
For Briana Al Taqatqa and her classmates, Sunday's graduation was a relatively modest affair, with friends and family cheering them on as they got their law degrees. But in some ways, she knows, the whole world was watching. Three years ago, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law broke with tradition to launch the nation's first "hybrid" law degree program, allowing students like her to do most of their work online with only occasional visits to campus.
At first glance, Baou Lee admits, the offer seemed too good to be true.As a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College, she was familiar with student loans. Then she heard about a new program, starting fall semester, that would let her borrow thousands of dollars -- at no interest.Instead of taking out a student loan, Lee signed an agreement to pay a percentage of her future income, for 12 years, in exchange for the money to finish school.
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".