archive-org.com » ORG » M » MASSPIRGSTUDENTS.ORG

Total: 426

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • MASSPIRG Students | MASSPIRG Students
    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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/staff/ma/masspirg-students (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Return of the Bottle Bill: 2014 means Bigger and Better than Ever | MASSPIRG Students
    Bill for over a decade we ve decided enough is enough so we re taking this issue to the people This fall we re collecting over 100 000 citizen signatures to qualify for the 2014 ballot This will be the largest student run field operation in the state this year It was students who helped pass the original Bottle Bill back in the 80s and we can do it again Come join MASSPIRG at MCLA for the largest student run field operation in the state this year and together we will collect 1 000 petition signatures educate the public about the need for the updated Bottle Bill and give the public the choice to increase recycling in Massachusetts It was students who helped pass the bottle bill back in the 80s and we can do it again So join the campaign and help us make history 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/blogs/ma/return-bottle-bill-2014-means-bigger-and-better-ever (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Bigger Better Bottle Bill- A Common Sense Solution | MASSPIRG Students
    for the 2014 ballot This will be the largest student run field operation in the state this year It was students who helped pass the original Bottle Bill back in the 80s and we can do it again Come join MASSPIRG at UMass Boston and together we will collect 3 000 petition signatures raise awareness about the need for the updated Bottle Bill and give the public the choice to increase recycling in Massachusetts 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 Blog Posts

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/blogs/ma/bigger-better-bottle-bill-common-sense-solution-0 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Bigger Better Bottle Bill | MASSPIRG Students
    decided enough is enough so we re taking this issue to the people This fall we re collecting over 100 000 citizen signatures to qualify for the 2014 ballot This will be the largest student run field operation in the state this year It was students who helped pass the original Bottle Bill back in the 80s and we can do it again Come join MASSPIRG at Middlesex Community College for the largest student run field operation in the state this year and together we will collect 1 000 petition signatures educate the public about the need for the updated Bottle Bill and give the public the choice to increase recycling in Massachusetts It was students who helped pass the bottle bill back in the 80s and we can do it again So join the campaign and help us make history Cheers MDT Salem State University 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/blogs/ma/bigger-better-bottle-bill-0 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Report: Seniors, students need better public transit system | MASSPIRG Students
    about an injury from a fall because of untreated or unshoveled sidewalks Theresa Larson chief operating officer of Coastline Elderly Services Inc New Bedford said seniors need a better transportation system not only to make their doctor visits but also to help them lead independent lives She said many don t have family or friends they can rely on or don t have public transit where they live She said for example there is no public transportation in Marion or Rochester Larson said the average cost for private transportation is 5 10 and seniors live on fixed income and many have don t have the money Some seniors get so frustrated they wait until their condition worsens and end up taking a costly trip in an ambulance to the hospital she said Siggy Meilus a UMass Dartmouth senior said she lives off campus and is dependent on public transportation to get to school to shop for groceries and go to her job in New Bedford She wants to take in night classes at UMD and enjoy community celebrations in downtown New Bedford but she has no way of getting there she said Mayoral candidate Jon Mitchell said the region also needs a better transportation system to help people get to work He added as UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College establish a greater presence downtown there will be a need for better public transit for students Patrick Nagle of Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group said Antonio F D Cabral and Mayor Scott W Lang were invited to the press conference but only Mitchell attended the event Related Chapter UMass Dartmouth 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/media/ma/report-seniors-students-need-better-public-transit-system (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Recap of the National 'Rebellion' Against High Textbook Prices | MASSPIRG Students
    who has seen textbook prices lately knows what the Textbook Rebellion is about outrageous 200 price tags incessant new editions unwanted supplements and an industry dominated by a handful of publishers who seem intent on gouging students for all they re worth With today s technology there is no excuse for textbooks to be so expensive From online price comparisons and rental services to print on demand machines and innovative publishing companies that offer freely available open textbooks there are more solutions now than ever before The goal of the Textbook Rebellion is to implement these solutions by building a united front among students faculty parents and everyone else affected by the high cost of textbooks The mascot tour is only the beginning so join the movement by signing the petition and visiting www TextbookRebellion org SLIDESHOW Check out Rebellion highlights on the Huffington Post 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/media/ma/recap-national-rebellion-against-high-textbook-prices (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Student Loan Defaults Skyrocket, Double in Past 6 Years | MASSPIRG Students
    aid and are responsible for almost half of every student who defaults in the federal loan program Through the down economy states have been slashing higher education funding leading to increases in tuition which students and families generally shoulder by taking out loans Just over a decade ago only a third of college graduates had to borrow money and their average debt was around 12 000 Now over two thirds of graduates must borrow money carrying an average of 24 000 in debt when they graduate A large debt burden makes life tough for graduates Buying a home starting a family or starting a small business may not be options for some student loan borrowers even if they have a job Those who default on their loans have a damaged credit history and could be discriminated against when applying for a job or even renting an apartment Worse student loan debt cannot be discharged in bankruptcy if borrowers run into unforeseen circumstances that prevent loan repayment Congress has taken action in recent years to combat high debt levels by increasing student aid such as increasing the Pell Grant maximum and making loan repayment more manageable through the Income Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs As Congress continues to evaluate budget saving measures student aid must be sustained if not increased to avoid even higher levels of defaults Follow Rich Williams on Twitter www twitter com higheredpirg 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/media/ma/student-loan-defaults-skyrocket-double-past-6-years (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Sleepout a Lesson in Homelessness | MASSPIRG Students
    It s a collaboration between us and the Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group MASSPIRG and that it was something we wanted to do Durfee said The SGA is looking for people who are already interested dedicated and proactive One SSU student who wished to remain anonymous said she would not participate because she has been homeless before and would not want to go through it again She and her mother had to sleep in the park near their old apartment This student added that her mother periodically left her with an aunt and uncle while she looked for a job and that she did find a job working for a realtor and eventually became a secretary Durfee said that for now they are just focusing on college students He said they are taking baby steps and that they are building as they go We are trying to reach out to people in the sociology field to gain perspective and understanding on homelessness Durfee said Related Chapter Salem State University 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/media/ma/sleepout-lesson-homelessness (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive