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  • Westfield State University | MASSPIRG Students
    interest rates While here in Massachusetts over the past four years we have have registered over 20 000 students to vote The thing that makes us so effective is that students here at Westfield State University voted to fund MASSPIRG through an 9 per student per semester waivable fee We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like lawyers advocates and organizers We work together to run local and statewide campaigns and they fight on behalf of the students full time where key decisions are being made on Beacon Hill and in Washington DC This semester we are working to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy We are also working to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms make textbooks cheaper for students and help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the community You should Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at MASSPIRG WSU Latest News Westfield Students Finish Public Comment Drive for Zero Waste 03 22 2013 Westfield State Students collected 460 public comments asking the Governor to stop more incinerators from being built before the March 1st deadline To celebrate Zero Waste More Vote Yes for MASSPIRG 04 08 2012 Listen to Yoda Please vote yes for MASSPIRG during the Student Government Elections on April 17th and 18th Every two years Westfield State students vote to continue More Westfield State Fall 2011 Accomplishments 06 01 2011 Thanks for being part of MASSPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Raising over 500 for the Samaritan Inn from Battle More previous 2 of 2 MASSPIRG at Westfield in Action Volunteer with MassPIRG Play a crucial role on one of our urgent campaigns and learn new skills Volunteer Today Student Leaders About Us Our Leadership Our

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  • Energy | MASSPIRG Students
    transform the way we produce and consume energy to protect our environment and our communities That s why we re calling on Gov Baker to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy like wind and solar Read more about 100 Renewable Energy Report MASSPIRG Students and the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center Energy Lighting the Way Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014 but inaction by state leaders could stall growth Read more about Lighting the Way 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 Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Sunday April 8 2012 By Vote Yes Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Read more about Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Slideshow Consumer Protection Energy Sustainability Textbooks UMass Amherst Consumer Protection Energy Sustainability Textbooks Read more about UMass Amherst 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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  • Hunger | MASSPIRG Students
    about Help Fight Poverty in North Adams Help Fight Poverty in the Berkshires Thursday March 8 2012 By Samantha Gibb Organizing Director It s Hunger Cleanup time again at BCC Related topics Hunger Read more about Help Fight Poverty in the Berkshires Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger Clean up Project Packet Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week a Huge Success Thursday December 1 2011 By Shawna Upton State Board Chair In these tough economic times more than one in ten people in the Commonwealth is living in poverty So this year MASSPIRG students redoubled their efforts to educate and serve the communities where they live learn and work Related topics Hunger Read more about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week a Huge Success Add new comment Media Hit Hunger Sleepout a Lesson in Homelessness MASSPIRG at Salem State sleeps out for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Read more about Sleepout a Lesson in Homelessness Pages 1 2 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 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

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    foundations to give faculty the training and resources they need to adopt open source textbooks and save students millions each year QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here Sign the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Report Student PIRGs Textbooks COVERING THE COST A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today s college students Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks DURBIN FRANKEN KING INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP MAKE COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS MORE AFFORDABLE Keep Reading News Release U S Department of Education Textbooks U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position The U S Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools access to high quality openly licensed learning resources Keep Reading Blog Post Textbooks BCC Moves Forward with Open Textbook Pilot Program Berkshire Community College After months of organizing students the SGA faculty and administrators we are excited to annouce that Berkshire Community College is moving forward with a pilot program for free open textbooks Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    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 Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Textbooks College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Listen to Yoda Please vote yes for MASSPIRG during the Student Government Elections on April 17th and 18th Every two years Westfield State students vote to continue funding MASSPIRG through a 9 per student per semester waivable fee Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed 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 Take Action

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    the movement for free and open textbooks A conference call featuring U S Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter CALPIRG textbook affordability activist Arthur Karadzhyan and other leaders kicked off two exciting new initiatives for open education Keep Reading Resource Textbooks Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law Summary The HEOA short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008 Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable which went into effect July 1 2010 Keep Reading Resource Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Summary Faculty are in charge of selecting textbooks which puts them in a key position to help students save money Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs Keep Reading Resource Textbooks Tips to Save on Textbooks Summary Even though students are stuck paying publishers outrageous prices you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year Follow these tips to save on textbooks Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    the University of Maryland coalition members students faculty and a representative from the U S Department of Education were joined by the tour mascots Mr 200 Textbook and Textbook Rebel to announce the launch Keep Reading Blog Post Textbooks Ripoff 101 Tips for Saving on Textbooks It s been 8 years since we launched a campaign to make textbooks more affordable I m impressed by the progress we ve made but there s still much work to be done It s buying season though so before I give the rundown on the campaign check out the NYT s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks Keep Reading Add new comment Report Textbooks A Cover to Cover Solution The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market rentals e books and e readers and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks The report finds that student preferences vary widely and that options like rentals and e books only appeal to a subset of students Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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