The cost of college tuition has skyrocketed and ever-increasing numbers of students and their families are driven to seek student loans to pay for it. This bill protects student loan borrowers from unfair, predatory, and deceptive practices of student lending and loan servicing companies..
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.
MASSPIRG Students urge you to support H.998, An Act Establishing a Student Loan Bill of Rights. This bill protects student loan borrowers from unfair, predatory, and deceptive practices of student lending and loan servicing companies.
Boston – Activists from the millennial generation gathered at the State House today asking legislators to put Massachusetts on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2045.
AMHERST– By a massive margin, students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst voted to pass a resolution calling for the university to move toward generating 100% of its energy from renewable sources, with 92% voting yes.
Boston – A majority of state legislators have endorsed bills to transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
CHICAGO: Today, McDonald’s released a new policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The company says it will immediately start measuring and assessing antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets. Then, by the end of 2020. McDonald’s plans to set targets for lower use of medically-important antibiotics.
BOSTON — MASSPIRG’s campus chapters around the state helped young people in Massachusetts turn out in historically high numbers relative to previous elections to vote in yesterday’s midterm elections
Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million!