Nationwide – College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout and engagement, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million!
This year, students working with their PIRG chapters across the country got their campuses to ban bee killing pesticides, passed a federal bill to make textbooks more affordable, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for hurricane victims. In the… Read more
In today’s long-overdue budget bill, Congress set aside $5 million for open textbook initiatives nationwide, which would replace high-cost publisher materials with free materials that can be accessed online or downloaded.
Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.
Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.
The 2030 plan at Rutgers includes updates to University transit hubs, housing, student centers and athletic facilities, according to the master plan. With an overhaul of University systems set to take place, the new plan presents a unique opportunity for Rutgers to create a campus on the basis of environmental conservation.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) is campaigning against proposed cuts to the federal government’s Pell Grant program.
Every three years for the last 45 years, students at Rutgers have voted on whether to reaffirm NJPIRG’s funding on campus. Over 19,000 students cast their ballots in the NJPIRG Students referendum in the last few weeks and the results are in…