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01/27/2014
Report

This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace, high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high-priced, new editions of college textbooks comes down.

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12/03/2013
Blog Post

We did it! Six weeks' of hard work and 128,000 petition signatures later, the coalition is putting the updated bottle bill on the ballot next year! 

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08/31/2013
Blog Post

Sometimes the best learning happens outside of a classroom! Work with MASSPIRG at UMB to create a challenging and fullfilling internship opportunity and get class credit. 

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PIRG In The News

The Washington Post

“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.

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The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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Huffington Post: Blog

Without a new plan, the average subsidized Stafford loan borrower will pay $2,800 more by the time they repay their loans. The most needy students will pay a crushing $5,000 more on their student loan than they otherwise would.

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The Mass Media

The Mass Media, UMass Boston's independent student newspaper, talks with MASSPIRG Chapter Chair, Hannah Hutchinson, on the MBTA fare hikes and service cuts.

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Internships

Work on important issues, learn valuable skills, get hands-on experience, and make a difference.