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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    Info Sessions 11 30 3 00 and 5 00 Brewhaus Workshop in the DUC RSVP Keep Reading Add new comment News Release Textbooks Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour The Textbook Rebellion kicked off a six week cross country tour with events planned for 40 campuses nationwide At the tour stop 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 Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Internships Meghan Ford Hi During tough budget negotiations this spring and summer we protected student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we saved student aid Now we re working to protect Wisconsin s lakes from pollution And as a WISPIRG Intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Find out more and apply online Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/sp/make-textbooks-affordable?page=5 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course Correction The Student PIRGs conducted this 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 Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed 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 Get Ripped

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/sp/make-textbooks-affordable?page=6 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    October 2006 Keep Reading Report Textbooks 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 Keep Reading Report Textbooks Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Keep Reading Report Textbooks A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services One innovative way to lower textbook costs is allowing students to rent rather than purchase their textbooks each semester This document is a twelve step guide for colleges and universities interested in lowering textbook costs for students by transitioning to a textbook rental service or exploring new innovative business models July 2005 Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed 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 Get

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/sp/make-textbooks-affordable?page=7 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/sp/make-textbooks-affordable?page=8 (2016-04-29)
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  • Students to Congress: Don’t Double Student Debt Rates | WISPIRG Students
    period and 11 000 over 20 years Students like Northern Arizona University freshman Tyler Dowden can t handle more student debt If student loan interest rates increase I will pay more than 3 500 extra in debt leaving me with almost 30 000 in loans when I graduate I am already worried about my ability pay my loans back adding several more thousand puts me further behind Samantha Durdock a sophomore at University of Maryland College Park currently has 8 000 in subsidized Stafford loans and expects to borrow another 15 000 Even though graduation is several years away I am worried about the amount of debt I will have I might not go to grad school as I have planned to avoid more debt If interest rates double the extra debt might also impact my ability to pay basic expenses like rent Subsidized Stafford loans are provided to almost 8 million low and moderate income students each year and do not accumulate interest while the borrower is in school If Congress does nothing this July 1st interest rates on these loans will double from 3 4 to 6 8 on new loans US Senator Reed D RI and Representative Courtney D CT authors of legislation to prevent interest rates from doubling addressed a large group of students before the letters were delivered WISPIRG Students with Rebuild the Dream Campus Progress and the United States Student Association delivered 130 000 letters to House Speaker Boehner House minority leader Pelosi Senate Leader Reid and Senate minority leader McConnell Lawmakers can support the effort to keep interest rates from doubling by passing H R 3826 sponsored by Rep Courtney or S 2051 sponsored by Senator Reed President Obama has proposed a 1 year freeze on interest rates in his budget request to

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/news/students-congress-don%E2%80%99t-double-student-debt-rates (2016-04-29)
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  • Big Day for Open Education! | WISPIRG Students
    our webinar Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Video Competition Spearheaded by the U S Department of Education Creative Commons and the Open Society Institute the Why Open Education Matters video contest aims to help the public understand the value of open education through short creative videos Entries are due by June 25 2012 and winners will receive cash prizes up to 25 000 The panel of judges includes celebrities like Davis Guggenheim Nina Paley and James Franco More information Audio recording of today s conference call with Under Secretary Kanter Video by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announcing the video contest List of Open Education Week activities Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Tues 3 6 at 4 p m EST Textbooks 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 Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-updates-blog/big-day-open-education (2016-04-29)
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  • WISPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    on your campus More Pages first previous 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage 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 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 Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U S PIRG JOIN OUR TEAM OF INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS GET INVOLVED Meet new people get involved in your

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/home?page=13 (2016-04-29)
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  • Our Leadership | WISPIRG Students
    Speight Ed Mierzwinski National Consumer Program Director 202 546 9707 x314 Contact person by email Ed Mierzwinski is the national Consumer Program Director Read more about Ed Mierzwinski 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/staff/nicole-allen (2016-04-29)
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