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  • Higher Ed | MASSPIRG Students
    Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Before entering the classroom of an intro level economics course students get a real life experience with the subject the required textbook costs 290 on Amazon Read more about How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Report U S PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks Fixing the Broken Textbook Market This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market News Release Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Today college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon Read more about STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Slideshow Higher Ed Affordable Higher Education Higher Ed Read more about Affordable Higher Education News Release Higher Ed President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling Students can breathe a sigh of relief today At least for the next year student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year Read more about President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    include non carbonated beverages Read more about Push on to expand state s bottle bill Media Hit Waste Students speak up for Bottle Bill MCLA students may have been slightly bewildered on their way to lunch Monday Feb 24 when they were greeted in the Marketplace by a large anthropomorphic plastic water bottle Read more about Students speak up for Bottle Bill Media Hit Waste MASSPIRG remains busy on campus Many students have heard about the organization known as MASSPIRG With so many other clubs on campus though trying to keep track of which one is doing what can become confusing Read more about MASSPIRG remains busy on campus Media Hit Waste FSU students take aim at trash burning FITCHBURG Fitchburg State University students Thursday rallied for a change in state trash burning policy Read more about FSU students take aim at trash burning Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Media Hits by Campaign Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    voters project University of Massachusetts students looking to step up to the ballot box for the first time will have the help of MASSPIRG s New Voters Project Read more about MASSPIRG new voters project Media Hit Waste Senate OK of bottle bill is step in right direction Robert Hedlund Republican of Weymouth deserves our hearty thanks for finally getting a vote on the updated bottle bill in the Massachusetts Senate Bottle bill gains OK in Mass Senate Metro July 21 It has been stalled in the Legislature for 14 years despite widespread support Read more about Senate OK of bottle bill is step in right direction Media Hit Waste Southbridge landfill foes say delay in environmental master plan is costly SOUTHBRIDGE State environmentalists who have aligned with local opponents of the landfill here took aim Thursday at the state s master plan for reducing solid waste They say it s two years delayed Read more about Southbridge landfill foes say delay in environmental master plan is costly Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    deposit law announced a new pro recycling initiative on Wednesday saying they would put 533 000 behind a two year pilot program Read more about After bottle bill defeat food groups back recycling effort Media Hit Waste Fizz Ed The widely popular move to update the Massachusetts Bottle Bill H890 in the House S1650 in the Senate has been dealt another blow by the powerful committee in whose hands the measure s fate resides The bill which would update the decades old recycling program to require deposits on non carbonated beverages such as juices coffee beverages and bottled water has once again been sent out for further study by the Joint Committee on Telecom Utilities and Energy Read more about Fizz Ed Media Hit Student Debt Debit Cards on Campus Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students Read more about Debit Cards on Campus Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    hefty fees into that mix Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions Read more about Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Media Hit Energy Energy Service Corps Chance to make utilities more accountable lost for outages is gone with the wind Power giants NStar and Northeast Utilities won a green light from Massachusetts regulators for their multibillion dollar merger without having to answer serious questions about the catastrophic outages that darkened vast swaths of New England last fall a review of merger records shows Read more about Chance to make utilities more accountable lost for outages is gone with the wind Media Hit Higher Ed Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue said Rich Williams higher education advocate for U S PIRG Read more about Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    better public transit Media Hit Transit Campus Goes Green for Public Transportation Salem MA In the spirit of St Patrick s Day Salem State students gathered on campus this month to urge Massachusetts to Go Green for Public Transportation Read more about Campus Goes Green for Public Transportation Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed 130 000 Letters Tell Congress Don t Double Student Loan Debt Without a new plan the average subsidized Stafford loan borrower will pay 2 800 more by the time they repay their loans The most needy students will pay a crushing 5 000 more on their student loan than they otherwise would Read more about 130 000 Letters Tell Congress Don t Double Student Loan Debt Media Hit Transit Un Fare Hikes The Mass Media UMass Boston s independent student newspaper talks with MASSPIRG Chapter Chair Hannah Hutchinson on the MBTA fare hikes and service cuts Read more about Un Fare Hikes Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Media Hits by Campaign Campaign

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    college costs Read more about Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs Media Hit Waste Hundreds of Mass Businesses Support Bottle Bill Small business owners and the Update the Bottle Bill coalition announced that over 350 small businesses statewide have already endorsed the Updated Bottle Bill Read more about Hundreds of Mass Businesses Support Bottle Bill Media Hit Foods VIDEO Should gov t subsidize crops used in junk food CBS News covers US PIRG s Apples to Twinkies report Read more about VIDEO Should gov t subsidize crops used in junk food Media Hit Waste Unbottle the Bottle Bill MASSPIRG student Hannah Ramos urges Bay Staters to push their legislators to act on the Updated Bottle Bill Read more about Unbottle the Bottle Bill Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Media Hits by Campaign Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    to update the Bottle Bill Read more about Letter to the Editor Update the Bottle Bill Media Hit Transit Report Seniors students need better public transit system The New Bedford Standard Times covers the South Coast release of MASSPIRG s Common Connections transit report on students and seniors Read more about Report Seniors students need better public transit system Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Media Hits

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