Updates

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

BOSTON MA – Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with MASSPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to reach thousands of students over social media by organizing diverse coalitions of student groups on campus and holding virtual events to register and contact youth voters.

Student leaders urge lawmakers to protect student loan borrowers

On behalf of students from 17 colleges across Massachusetts, 50 student leaders are urging state lawmakers to pass a Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights. This legislation is included in the economic development bill, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth (S.2874, H. 4887) that a six-member Conference Committee in the state legislature is considering.

Jeffrey Olsen: Set sights on 100% renewable energy

The COVID-19 epidemic has put most environmental activism efforts on pause for good reason. However, that does not mean that we stop completely. With the current administration also putting holds on environmental regulations, it is up to ordinary citizens like… Read more

Reflections for the 100th Day of the Year

The economy might be on hold with the situation surrounding COVID-19, but it’s not an excuse for our environment to go unprotected. Soon after America emerges from this pandemic, people will be returning to work and America will be resuming… Read more

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: