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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    host of practices that drive up the price of college textbooks In the fall of 2006 we interviewed faculty members walked through bookstores and interviewed bookstore staff to uncover textbooks that reveal six types of textbook industry gimmicks October 2006 More 02 27 2007 Report Exposing the Textbook Industry Today s college students are under enormous financial pressure The gap between tuition and fees and financial aid leaves many students working long hours through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and universities over the fall semester of 2006 to get their views on textbook industry practices that drive up prices February 2007 More Pages first previous 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to

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    the process of growth and development More 12 05 2011 Report High Speed Rail Public Private or Both Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high speed rail lines in the United States Public private partnerships or PPPs have come to play an important role in the construction of high speed rail lines around the world More 11 23 2011 Blog Post Trouble in Toyland NJPIRG released its 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report We ve made progress but there are still some dangerous toys on the shelves More Pages first previous 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and

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    community During the week students fundraised over 1 000 for the local food pantry and educated hundreds of students on campus More 11 17 2011 Blog Post NJPIRG Plastic Bag Day of Action NJPIRG students organized a Day of Action to highlight the need to ban More Pages first previous 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events on campus and work with the media Jobs for graduating seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig

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    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 More 08 26 2011 Blog Post 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 More Pages first previous 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more

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    experiences with landlords and in our renting situations but we renters have rights too It s important to get to know the rights you have in your area Here s a breakdown of some things you should know More Pages first previous 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events on campus and work with the media Jobs for graduating seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront

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    advocate for solutions to pressing social problems from global warming to poverty and work to engage the campus community as a whole in public service Advocates of service learning programs emphasize the importance of fostering a sense of civic engagement at institutions of higher education to teach students the values of democracy and the skills to participate in our democratic society There are encouraging signs of civic engagement on the rise with student and youth voter participation hitting a record high in the 2008 election and an increase in youth volunteerism nationwide Yet there is still a real need for on going efforts to promote civic engagement on college campuses According to a recent report by the Corporation for National and Community Service New Jersey ranks 45th in college student volunteer rates with only 25 percent of college students in New Jersey volunteering in their communities The Campus Compact P residential Declaration on Civic Responsibility in Higher Education notes that among students there is a profound sense of cynicism and lack of trust in the political process which reveals that youth are still deeply skeptical that our civic institutions can effectively solve our social problems In this environment NJPIRG continues to engage thousands of students statewide NJPIRG creates as called for in the Campus Compact Presidential Declaration on Civic Responsibility in Higher Education innumerable opportunities for our students to practice and reap the results of the real hard work of citizenship More Pages first previous 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns

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    spends 900 per year on textbooks and new calculations by NJPIRG show that costs have increased at an astounding rate textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades 1990 2009 More 07 21 2010 News Release New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs A groundbreaking federal law designed to tackle the rapidly rising cost of textbooks has kicked in just in time to impact college students this fall The law which was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue More Pages first previous 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that

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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 More Pages first previous 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers

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