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09/21/2016
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms

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09/21/2016
Report

The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

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06/09/2016
News Release

A statement from Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate, Ethan Senack, following the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill markup and passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier today.

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03/31/2016
News Release

With Massachusetts’ energy future up for debate on Beacon Hill, advocates and experts released a paper today arguing that a society powered by 100 percent renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is within reach.
 

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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Huffington Post: Blog

Without a new plan, the average subsidized Stafford loan borrower will pay $2,800 more by the time they repay their loans. The most needy students will pay a crushing $5,000 more on their student loan than they otherwise would.

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The Mass Media

The Mass Media, UMass Boston's independent student newspaper, talks with MASSPIRG Chapter Chair, Hannah Hutchinson, on the MBTA fare hikes and service cuts.

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New Bedford Standard Times

Andrew White talks about why we need to Ban the Bag in Massachusetts—especially on the SouthCoast, where residents take pride in their beautiful beaches and commercial fishing is vital to the economy.

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