Washington, D.C. – Today, Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) launched a campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.
After months of major field organizing efforts in over 14 states, volunteers and staff for the Student PIRGs have helped to register more than 40,000 young people to vote and made over 200,000 Get-Out-The-Vote contacts to college students around the country.
As Election Day continues, volunteers and staff with the Student PIRG’s New Voters Project are going full tilt with creative ideas and proven tactics to drive youth turnout at the polls.
Earlier today, a group of campus-based organizations released results from the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses.
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
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.
Earlier today, the Student PIRGs released a new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s students
For Immediate Release [Washington, DC] — Today the U.S Department of Education significantly lowered costs for college students by banning some of the worst fees from bank accounts on campus. The agency’s new rule will impact over 9 million college… Read more
For Immediate Release [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced legislation designed to help students manage costs by making high quality textbooks easily accessible to students, professors and the public… Read more
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.