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  • Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    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 Read more about College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall Big Day for Open Education Monday March 5 2012 By Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition Related topics Textbooks Read more about Big Day for Open Education Resource Textbooks Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law 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 about Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law Resource Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty 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 about Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Resource Textbooks Tips to Save on Textbooks 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 about Tips to Save on Textbooks Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as 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

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  • Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    Meeting Monday September 26 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night I hope you can come hear what we have planned 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

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  • Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    Cover to Cover Solution Media Hit Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning WISPIRG kicks off the fall 2010 semester Read more about WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning 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 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

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  • Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    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 Read more about Limited Knowledge 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 Read more about A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services 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 of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Read more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison

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  • UW-Madison | WISPIRG Students
    Latest News This Thanksgiving help fight hunger 11 17 2011 Hi This Thanksgiving join me in giving back to the Madison community Please come to our Faces of Homelessness Panel to hear from homeless individuals about what it s like More Protecting Internet Freedom 11 10 2011 Reposted from Ed Mierzwinksi on USPIRG s Consumer Blog Consumer groups join opposition to over reaching web anti piracy bill SOPA We ve joined two other leading consumer More Hunger and Homelessness video 11 03 2011 Our Hunger and Homelessness campaign made a video about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Check it out and get involved More previous 3 of 8 next UW Madison Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Get involved on our campaigns Apply today Student Leaders Emily Ten Eyck Chapter Chair Jennifer Dillon Chapter Vice Chair Sustainable Foods Coordinator Mariana Debernardini Chapter Visibility Chair Bottle Free Badgers Coordinator Mariah Donnelly Chapter Treasurer 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

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market Report Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U S Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland Report WISPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More 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

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  • UW-Stevens Point | WISPIRG Students
    student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we More previous 3 of 6 next Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Visit Google s calendar helper to create a new embed code Student Leaders Jessie Mauser Chapter Chair Ashley Schroeder Vice Chair About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW

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  • Transit | WISPIRG Students
    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 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 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Stop by this Thursday to learn how to get involved as an intern or volunteer Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Info Session Add new comment Stop pedaling start driving Sunday August 28 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer GM ran an ad in college newspapers last week calling on students to drop their environmentalist ideals and pick up some keys Related topics Energy Sustainability Transit Read more about Stop pedaling start driving Add new comment Internships Thursday August 25 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Find out about internships for course credit and apply online Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks

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