Updates

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: 

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: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from MASSPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

National Voter Registration Day at UMass Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, MASS (WLNE) – The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) joined more than 4,000 partners across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24.  Partners involved in the event consist of community organizations, businesses, and… Read more

Testimony in Opposition to H.1249 and S.770

While we commend the stated objectives of the bill to reduce the cost of textbooks and make college more affordable, we feel the mechanisms in the bill are duplicative of work currently being done by the Dept of Higher Ed’s OER Working Group and urge you to consider those findings when their work has completed before moving this bill.