Report | Maryland PIRG Students | Higher Ed, Hunger

Hunger on Campus

Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food – is common at colleges and universities across the country, potentially undermining the educational success of untold thousands of students.

Report | The Student PIRGs | Textbooks


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.

Report | Student PIRGs | Textbooks


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

Report | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution

New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.

Report | Maryland PIRG Students | Consumer Protection

Data Breach? Tips for protecting yourself

This winter a data breach at UMD compromised names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and University identification numbers for UMD students, staff, alumni, and faculty who have had university ID’s since 1998.


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