Police investigating the murder of the Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni have seized his supervisor’s computer and mobile phone after searching her home on Wednesday. Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an academic in the POLIS faculty – was also questioned by British police on behalf of Italian magistrates. Permission for Abdelrahman to be interviewed was granted in December, after a meeting between UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson and his Italian counterpart.
In the second higher education shake-up of the day, Jo Johnson has been replaced as minister for universities and science by Sam Gyimah. The news comes just hours after the Johnson-backed Toby Young announced that he would be stepping down from his role on the Office for Students (OfS). The MP for Orpington will now take up a role as a transport minister and minister for London.
Nearly 100 Cambridge academics are calling on vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Toope to repudiate the appointment of Toby Young to the board of the Office for Students (OfS). 94 academics have so far signed an open letter condemning Young as “a serial purveyor of misogynist, homophobic, racist and able-ist commentary”, and saying that they “believe it desirable, just and indeed urgently necessary” that Toope condemns his appointment to the new university regulator.
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".