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09/21/2016
News Release

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

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09/21/2016
Report

The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

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06/09/2016
News Release

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.

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02/03/2016
Report

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

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PIRG In The News

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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The Diamondback

On Thursday, UMD students rallied on the Mall against the $50million cut coming to USM. Chants of "Back to Annapolis!" urge legislators and Governor O'Mally to call a special session and priroitize higher education as an investment in our future. 

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The Diamondback

Facing over $50million in cuts to the University, President Loh and the Student Government Association discussed how they could be work together in the coming months to ensure that our higher eduaction dsystem in Maryland is not drastically affected. These cuts sparked the creation of Students for Maryland, a coalition of the SGA, MaryPIRG, Campus Dems, and others who are working to lessen the negative impact of the state budget on higher education.

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The Diamondback

Students, citizens, and lawmakers rallied in Annapolis to fight for Offshore Wind Power in Maryland. We have the chance to be the first state in our nation to create an Offshore Wind farm and make a giant step towards a clean and renewable future. Let's make it happen Maryland! See the full story.

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