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FY18 Open Textbooks Program Appropriation an Important Step for College Students

Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.

Student Government Leaders Unite in Call for Federal Open Textbook Grant Program

Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.

News Release | MASSPIRG Students | Consumer Protection

After New Reports of Stolen Data, MASSPIRG Urging the Legislature to Act

Boston – Last week, Equifax has reported the loss of information for an additional 2.4 million Americans, nearly six months after its massive data breach was first reported. This is yet another reason why MASSPIRG is urging Congress to stop current efforts to let Equifax and the other credit bureaus off the hook for data breaches. 

News Release | Student PIRGs | Waste

Student Advocacy Group Applauds Dunkin’ Donuts’ Move Away From Foam Cups

Student PIRGs applauds Dunkin’ Donuts’ decision last week to phase out expanded polystyrene foam (commonly known as “styrofoam”) cups from its stores by 2020.The change will remove around a billion polystyrene cups, which pollute the ocean and can take centuries to biodegrade, from the waste stream.

News Release | Energy

Students call on colleges, universities to switch to 100% renewable energy

With Boston University on track to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2018, students, faculty, and environmental advocates announced a statewide campaign today calling on other colleges and universities to make similar commitments.
 

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