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  • News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    with some students paying up to 18 percent interest Read more about College Students Subprimed News Release Textbooks New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall BOSTON Mass August 26 2010 Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester The average student spends 900 per year on textbooks and new calculations by WISPIRG Students 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 Read more about New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall News Release Textbooks 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 Read more about New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Read more about Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/news?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week | WISPIRG Students
    Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-news/wi/hunger-and-homelessness-awareness-week (2016-04-29)
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  • Video from our Algae Plunge! | WISPIRG Students
    Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get

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  • Mad Fast Trains | WISPIRG Students
    Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and

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  • UW-Madison | WISPIRG Students
    on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/slideshows/wi/uw-madison (2016-04-29)
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  • Save Student Aid | WISPIRG Students
    PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    Debit Card Trap Banks and other financial firms are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to form partnerships with colleges and universities to produce campus student ID cards and to offer student aid disbursements on debit or prepaid cards In addition to on campus services such as student ID functions offered on the card some cards offer traditional debit card services linked to bank accounts other cards provide additional reloadable prepaid card functions The disbursement of financial aid and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified Read more about The Campus Debit Card Trap Report U S PIRG Higher Ed The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Allowed to Double The loans distributed by the U S Department of Education currently hold an interest rate of 3 4 percent But that rate is set to double if Congress fails to act by July 1 2012 If that occurs millions of students will see their interest rates soar to 6 8 percent on the new loans they take in the next year thereby causing a steep rise in their loan burden and effectively increasing the cost of attaining a college degree Read more about The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Allowed to Double Report Transit Transportation and the New Generation From World War II until just a few years ago the number of miles driven annually on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people Read more about Transportation and the New Generation Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/reports?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies Report Other Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children The incidence of many serious health problems including premature birth learning disabilities behavioral disorders asthma and allergies early puberty obesity diabetes reduced fertility and some types of cancer shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development Read more about Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease Report Other Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants Read more about Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors Report Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity Congress the President s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order Read more about Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/reports?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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