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  • Standard Times Takes Note of Ban the Bag Campaign | MASSPIRG Students
    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 Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more affordable textbooks Students at UMASS Boston show off their energy efficiency knowledge Students at Fitchburg State table for the homeless UMASS Amherst students support more and better public transit

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/blogs/ma/standard-times-takes-note-ban-bag-campaign (2016-04-29)
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  • UMass Dartmouth | MASSPIRG Students
    vote in the mid term election The thing that makes us so effective is that students here 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 Latest News Plastic Bags Threaten SouthCoast Waters 02 21 2012 I commend The Standard Times for running a story on the problem of plastic pollution in Mahahual Mexico An exquisite Mexico beach cursed by plastic Sunday Feb 12 More Report Seniors students need better public transit system 12 27 2011 Seniors and students have joined forces to push for a better public transit system that gets them conveniently and safely to school work and their medical appointments More MASSPIRG Petitions to Update the Bottle Bill 12 27 2011 I really like to petition here at Dartmouth because I find that I am a very wasteful person just like any other American said freshmen Andrew Dwinells So I am hoping More previous 3 of 4 next Bottle Bill Internship Want an internship without the coffee running and paper pushing Apply Now Student Leaders Jake Pickering Chapter Chair Zach Sonallah Vice Chair Don t Frack Mass Campaign Coordinator Alex Marceau Secretary 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/dartmouth?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • UMass Amherst | MASSPIRG Students
    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 Students support more

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/slideshows/umass-amherst (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week a Huge Success! | MASSPIRG Students
    time Across the state over 300 students participated directly in educational events and MASSPIRG students raised hundreds of dollars and collected hundreds of food items to donate Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week continues to exemplify how MASSPIRG and its partners fulfill Universities mission to serve their communities At UMass Amherst MASSPIRG students teamed up with the Sociology Department to hold a training for student organizations on how to fight poverty in the local community At Salem State University the Student Government Association s Civic Engagement Committee cosponsored the week s events And at UMass Boston MASSPIRG students worked with their student government the Student Leadership Community Engagement Center the Athletics Department and the LGBT center to unite a wide range of students in serving their community And all across the Commonwealth MASSPIRG chapters partnered with local homeless shelters and food banks to raise awareness of poverty and provide much needed resources Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger Add new comment 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/blogs/ma/hunger-and-homelessness-awareness-week-huge-success (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger | MASSPIRG Students
    from this vision Read more about Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Pages first previous 1 2 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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more affordable textbooks Students at UMASS Boston show off their energy efficiency knowledge Students at Fitchburg State table for the homeless UMASS Amherst students support more and better public transit UMASS Boston students pose with Chancellor Motley Students

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/topics/hunger?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    awareness through research and the media We re also calling on publishers colleges and 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 Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks The Death of Textbooks Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials but it s unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds Keep Reading Media 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/campaigns/ma/make-textbooks-affordable?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    and save students millions each year QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here Sign the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Report Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/campaigns/ma/make-textbooks-affordable?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | MASSPIRG Students
    the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks How To Save Money on Textbooks Some of the most important things that a student needs to succeed in college are the textbooks Prices can range from free if the professor doesn t require one or offers online readings or up to two hundred dollars or more for just one book To see how much a student can spend on textbooks for a semester the MassPIRG Consumer Action Campaign team created a sample of 25 freshman schedules Keep Reading Blog Post Textbooks Big Day for Open Education Today was a big day in 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/campaigns/ma/make-textbooks-affordable?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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