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04/06/2017
News Release

Yesterday, 576 higher education advocates representing students, institutions, educators, and consumers sent a letter to Congress urging them to protect critical federal student aid programs.


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04/05/2017
Blog Post

Today, 576 organizations and institutions of higher education sent a letter to Congress asking them to protect federal student aid as they finish up FY17 appropriations and start working on FY18. U.S PIRG worked in a large coalition representing students, institutions, educators, advocates, and employers to draft and circulate the letter of support. The letter comes after calls by President Trump to cut the Pell grant reserve by a combined $5.2 billion in FY17 and FY18 and multiple proposals in Congress to cut a portion of the Pell grant reserve. 

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03/30/2017
Blog Post

Check out this blog post by MaryPIRG Students campaign coordinator Devorah Stavisky on how they helped ban fracking in Maryland!

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03/08/2017
Report

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in...

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Deseret News National

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

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The Daily Campus

University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government voted unanimously to form a committee to explore the use of open source textbooks in classes.

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NorthJersey.com

TWO QUESTIONS: Why doesn’t our nation have more passenger trains? And does the younger generation’s declining interest in driving imply an opening for the expansion of public high-speed rail?

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Sentinel and Enterprise

Fitchburg State University students and faculty are hoping to clean up the city and the state and encourage recycling by advocating for the proposed expansion of the state bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.

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