I’m a lifelong Iowan and a pediatrician who trained at the University of Iowa. I have spent the better part of the last decade caring for our state’s most medically fragile children as a UI medical student and resident physician. I have seen children in their most dire times of need and shared in some of their happiest moments. Some of the best days on the pediatric floors are when members of the UI sports teams stop by for a visit.
It started as a conversation in 2015. Two years later, a text. Then a meeting. Next thing these three Des Moines mothers knew, 15,000 shirts had been sold with the intent to be worn at Saturday's 2:30 p.m. Iowa football game vs. third-ranked Ohio State. They're ways to say thank you and to donate money to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, its patients and their families. But why go through all this work to raise funds?
Kaden Kelso has always wondered what it would be like to be doing the Hawkeye Wave from inside Kinnick Stadium. On Saturday against Minnesota, the Newton 12-year-old was able to find out. Kelso was one of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital patients Hawk Central featured in September, when the Hawkeye Wave first started. He developed lung cancer and recently had surgery performed to remove a tumor. “Kaden’s strength is really amazing," Kelso's mother, Mindi Noel, told Hawk Central.
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".