PIRG in the News

Media Hit | Higher Ed

Durbin reintroduces a bill to cut costs on books for college students

Joined by Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME), Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reintroduced a bill titled “Affordable College Textbook Act” to “expand the use of open college textbooks" with PIRG Higher Education Advocate Kaitlyn Vitez.

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MARYPIRG KICKS OFF NEW SEMESTER TACKLING SIX BIG ISSUES

The Maryland Public Research Group, MaryPIRG, discussed six big issues to fix in society throughout this semester during its spring kickoff meeting in Stamp on Feb. 13

Media Hit | New Voters Project

MaryPIRG is helping hundreds of UMD students vote

As part of their New Voters Project this semester, MaryPIRG has helped register more than 1,200 students to vote.

Media Hit | Textbooks

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.

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