The representative for community colleges in Kansas is warning the state Board of Regents that a federal tax overhaul could make higher education less affordable. Dan Barwick, president of Independence Community College, says the tax bill passed by the U.S. House will make community college more expensive for students in Kansas. "It has a number of provisions that either increase costs at community colleges or it decreases people’s ability to pay for their education," says Barwick.
The Kansas Board of Regents is meeting today at Wichita State University. It's the first time the board is meeting at WSU in two years. The Board of Regents usually holds its meetings about once a month in Topeka, but according to board spokesman Matt Keith, campus visits give board members a chance to learn about universities firsthand. Plus, he says, it gives those universities, like Wichita State, some valuable face time.
The world’s largest cast iron statue is getting a fresh coat of paint, bare bottom and all. The 56-foot-tall Vulcan atop Red Mountain is an iconic part of Birmingham’s iron beginnings. But painting a 100,000-pound metal statue is no small undertaking. Some of the cast iron statue’s greatest hits include having his right arm put on backwards when he was put together at the Alabama State Fair Grounds in 1906. Then there was his deterioration in 1999 that left his arm hanging by one bolt.
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".