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A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

ConnPIRG plans for largest and most aggressive voter registration drive UConn has ever seen

From the UConn Daily Campus:

ConnPIRG is planning to have the largest and most aggressive voter registration drive the University of Connecticut has seen, as announced in their first meeting.

ConnPIRG is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization that works to inform and put issues in front of legislators in Hartford.

One of their goals for the next three months is to register 4,000 students and mobilize 12,000 to the polls to vote on Election Day.

Read the full story at http://dailycampus.com/stories/2016/9/15/connpirg-plans-for-largest-and-most-aggressive-voter-registration-drive-uconn-has-ever-seen.

We helped save the CA Bag Ban!

Last Fall’s Election was a whirlwind. One thing we should all be excited about is that in California, we continue to push the envelope in protecting the environment. We’re so happy that California’s citizens voted to uphold the ban on single-use… Read more

Keep Pell Funding for Pell Grants

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.

COVERING THE COST

A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s college students.