The Higher Education and Research Bill completed its torturous passage through Parliament yesterday, introducing sweeping changes to the higher education sector. The Conservatives - who first promised the reforms in their 2015 manifesto - have championed the bill as much-needed reform that streamlines regulation and increases competition within the sector, but its critics argue that the new law allows the ‘marketisation’ of education and risks damaging the UK’s universities.
The Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology (MAA), part of the University of Cambridge’s Museum consortium, has agreed to work towards the display of Benin artefacts in Nigeria. The agreement follows a meeting of the ‘Benin Dialogue Group’ hosted by the MAA last week. The group brings together representatives of the Court of Benin, Museums in Nigeria and a number of European museums with major Benin collections to discuss the future of these artefacts.
Prince Gregory Akenzua of Benin has renewed calls for Jesus College to return a controversial bronze cockerel to the country. The prince made the remarks whilst visiting Cambridge as part of a delegation from Nigeria, during which he also praised the works of students campaigning for the repatriation of the Okukor, the name given to the statue.
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".