Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's experience with heart disease became personal when her steelworker father died three decades ago. Only 57, the cause was a massive heart attack, she said. Earlier that day, when she "left the house, told him I was going somewhere," Freeman-Wilson said, "and when I got back later that afternoon, he was gone; no warning." Her daughter, born after his death, never got the chance to meet him, she said.
Taking some time away from classes, Xavier Madera headed to Purdue Northwest's Welcome Center to record a message of moral support to international students. On Thursday, the university participated for the first time in a #youarewelcomehere campaign, where students from more than 250 universities recorded supportive messages for international peers on campus. More than 40 students on the Hammond campus signed up to record videos in the past few weeks, according to university officials.
Weeks into his freshman year, Scottie Ray is proud to be the first person in his family to attend college, studying to be a dental hygenist. After a few years, he plans to transfer to IUPUI to finish his degree. Starting at Indiana University Northwest in Gary was a way to ease into college while saving money, said Ray, 19, an East Chicago Central High School graduate. "It's closer, less money," he said. "I'm also new to college, so I didn't do everything big."
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".