Updates

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from MaryPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

MaryPIRG Fall 2019 Kick Off

More than a hundred students of all years and majors came to MaryPIRG’s kick off event in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union last Monday evening. With overviews and breakout groups for all five current campaigns, food donated by Stamp,… Read more

2019 Global Climate Strike

The United States is one of the top producers in the world of global greenhouse gas emissions.  We have a huge responsibility as citizens of this country to help mitigate climate change and it’s effects on the most vulnerable people… Read more

MaryPIRG’s Track Record of Change: 5 Big Wins

As UMD’s student led- activist organization, MaryPIRG, enters another fall semester with energized leadership, five exciting campaigns (one of them brand new to PIRG), and new tactics that will stir things up on campus, we thought it would be helpful… Read more