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  • Ethan Senack | WISPIRG Students
    higher education and end the use of carcinogenic pesticides on campus As a UConnPIRG chapter student he oversaw the state board and ran campaign offices on behalf of ConnPIRG After graduation and working on a 2012 Congressional race he joined U S PIRG staff fighting for textbook affordability at schools around the country lobbying to help keep student loan debt manageable in Congress and protecting student consumers Recently he ran the New Voters Project campaign in North Carolina during the 2014 election where his team successfully increased youth voter turnout in targeted precincts by as much as 60 Mr Senack is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he studied Political Science and Sociology Follow Ethan s work on Twitter HigherEdPIRG and on the Huffington Post here Full staff list 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/staff/ethan-senack/sp (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/node/59/content/news-release (2016-04-29)
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  • Affordable Higher Education News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/node/333/content/news-release (2016-04-29)
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  • Stop Subsidizing Obesity News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/node/373/content/news-release (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/node/246/content/news-release (2016-04-29)
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  • REPORT: Open Textbooks: The Billion-Dollar Solution | WISPIRG Students
    clear the current textbook market does not deliver the educational opportunity it can and should stated Senack Today s report analyzes data from five pilot programs around the country that encourage faculty to replace their traditional textbooks with open textbooks faculty written peer reviewed textbooks that are published under an open license meaning that they are available free online they are free to download and print copies are available at 10 40 Based on the data from these programs the report concludes that when a student has their traditional introductory level textbook replaced with an open textbook they save 128 on average per course Using that estimate the report concludes that wider adoption of open textbooks in place of traditional textbooks would result in billions of dollars in savings for students As author of the report Senack concludes If every full time undergraduate had just one of their traditional textbooks replaced with an open textbook each year it could save students nationally almost 1 5 billion in textbook costs There are over 160 open textbooks available on the Open Textbook Library open umn edu that faculty could adopt in their classrooms immediately The report urges campuses and institutions to take action on high textbook prices and provide the training and resources faculty need to switch to open textbooks encourages policy makers to support these efforts encourages faculty to adopt open textbooks when available A copy of the report Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution is available on our website at http studentpirgs org reports sp open textbooks billion dollar solution The Student PIRGs are independent statewide student organizations that work on issues like environmental protection consumer protection and hunger and homelessness For nearly 40 years students working with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/news/sp/report-open-textbooks-billion-dollar-solution (2016-04-29)
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  • Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution | WISPIRG Students
    including use restrictions Even more problematic the price of these textbook options is still determined by the ever increasing price of a new printed textbook In order to reduce costs for students now and in the future we must break free from the traditional textbook market and deliver educational materials through an alternative model This report analyzes the potential of open textbooks and open licensing to become that alternative In brief open textbooks are faculty written peer reviewed textbooks that are published under an open license meaning that they are available free online they are free to download and print copies are available at 10 40 or approximately the cost of printing This report reviews data collected from five different campus based pilot programs that encouraged faculty to replace the traditional textbook for their course with openly licensed educational resources OER and open textbooks Findings Analysis of these pilots determines that a student saves 128 per course when their traditionally published textbook is replaced with an open textbook By extrapolating average student savings and applying it to larger segments of the student population we can predict that open textbooks have the potential to save more than a billion dollars each year Additionally by comparing total investment and money spent during these pilots with the total savings by students as a result of the project we can conclude that investing in open textbooks has an exponential return on investment in student savings Recommendation Institutions and all stakeholders in higher education should take greater ownership over solving the problem of high textbook prices and can do so effectively by providing the training and resources faculty need to convert their classroom to an open textbook Related issues Make Textbooks Affordable About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/reports/sp/open-textbooks-billion-dollar-solution (2016-04-29)
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  • Op/Ed: The power of young people | WISPIRG Students
    ve learned that they aren t lazy As a nation we wake up every day to stories of fear We re bombarded with beheadings bombings and bigotry We re warned of economic calamity climate disaster and deadly epidemics That alone is enough to make even the most stalwart optimist run for the hills Add the pressure of ever increasing student debt and the universal struggle of growing up and it s no wonder that so many students and young people have chosen to relinquish their stake in the system to throw their hands in the air out of hopelessness From California to North Carolina I ve heard comments such as I wouldn t know where to start or I don t know enough It s not laziness It s not apathy It s just that the world today is so complex so full of fear and the problems we face are so large that we don t even know how to tackle them Practically speaking there s no way we could handle today s issues alone But in the course of my work I ve learned that we can rise above the fear I ve learned that we can overcome the greatest challenges but only by sharing the weight with others In times when I ve stood together shoulder to shoulder with hundreds even thousands of young people to raise our voices and call for action I ve discovered it s impossible not to know hope I realize now that the most important reason to vote is that by doing so I recognize my stake in the system By voting we admit that these problems are not so far off our campuses or outside our living rooms so overarching that they re beyond our control We recognize that we must

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/sp/oped-power-young-people (2016-04-29)
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