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  • This Thanksgiving, help fight hunger | WISPIRG Students
    14th 5 00 PM B10 Ingraham The Faces of Homelessness Panel is part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week a week to raise awareness foster discussion and promote action and service to address hunger and homelessness in our community Check out the Facebook event for a full schedule of events Thanks Veronica Thao Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Coordinator WISPIRG Like us on Facebook Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger UW Madison Add new comment 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 Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Affordable Higher Education Student Consumer Action Network Campaign Against Hunger and

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  • Protecting Internet Freedom | WISPIRG Students
    it could shut down Internet innovation in a variety of ways The Consumerist blog of Consumer Reports has posted the full letter Letter excerpt Consumers benefit greatly from being able to use the Internet to connect with a wide variety of buyers sellers and with each other Online forums and marketplaces allow consumers to exchange information about products and exchange products themselves in thriving secondary markets However the broad language of the bill threatens these activities Consequently overzealous rights holders could shut down lawful exchange sites like craigslist eBay swap com or BookCrossing closing off valuable outlets for small scale buying and selling For instance a legitimate student to student textbook exchange site could be hampered or shut down by a publisher for the actions of just a few infringing users raising the costs of an already expensive education Our letter also points out that while the bill will choke innovation and discourse on the net and create a legal tangle it won t stop piracy We are also particularly troubled that the bill could put a stop to numerous Student PIRG efforts to lower the cost of textbooks as noted above A variety of organizations and websites including Google Facebook and Twitter oppose the bill also It goes too far Consumer Protection UW Madison UW Stevens Point Add new comment 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

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  • Hunger and Homelessness video | 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

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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Washington D C Over 9 million students are at risk for increased educational debt due to bank affiliated student debit cards that come with high fees insufficient consumer protections and few options Financial institutions now have affinity partnerships with almost 900 campuses nationwide grafting bank products onto student IDs and other campus cards to become the primary recipient of billions in federal financial aid to distribute to students Read more about Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt The Campus 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 There is no A for effort Thursday May 24 2012 By Here s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July Related topics Higher Ed Read more about There is no A for effort 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

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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    educators philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs Read more about Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Monday February 13 2012 By Matt Kozlowski State Board Chair Come learn about our Spring campaigns and get involved at our Kickoff this Wednesday Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Read more about Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Low Loan Interest Rates More Work Study Pushed by Obama Wednesday January 25 2012 By In the annual State of the Union Address President Obama proposed measures to bring relief to almost 8 million students who will see their student loan interest rates double on new loans starting July 1st 2012 Related topics Higher Ed Read more about Low Loan Interest Rates More Work Study Pushed by Obama Resource Higher Ed Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Affordable Higher Ed campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet News Release Higher Ed College Students Subprimed Many of today s college students face unnecessary financial risks by relying on unregulated private student loans to pay for college with some students paying up to 18 percent interest Read more about College Students Subprimed News Release Higher Ed New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt Washington D C Today President Obama is taking a bold step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well qualified nominee Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards

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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    and get involved in our fal campaigns Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 20 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night Come find out what we have planned and get involved Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Textbook Rebellion WISPIRG at UW Madison hosted a stop of the Textbook Rebellion a national tour to promote open source textbooks Read more about Textbook Rebellion Textbook Rebellion hits Madison Wednesday September 14 2011 By Matt Kozlowski State Board Chair Special out of town guests are coming to town this Thursday Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Read more about Textbook Rebellion hits Madison Add new comment Internships Available Monday September 12 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Available Add new comment Come to an Information Session Monday September 12 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer It s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear what we have planned and how you can help Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Information Session Add new comment Come to an Info Session Tuesday September 6 2011

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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    Student PIRGs Demos United States Student Association Higher Ed Subpriming Our Students New Briefing Paper Says College Students Need Consumer Financial Protection Agency to Watchdog Risky Loans Read more about Subpriming Our Students 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 Read more about Course Correction 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 Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act The bill included several provisions to lessen the burden of student debt including More than two billion dollars a year in additional funding for the Pell Grant program The Pell Grant helps more than 5 million lower income students each year A new Income Based Repayment program that allows student loan borrowers to repay their federal loans as a percentage of their income Reductions in interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans Read more about Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports

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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    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 make a

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