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News Release | ConnPIRG Education Fund | Textbooks

SURVEY SHOWS STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF BUYING TEXTBOOKS

Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

College Textbooks: Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall

As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point. 

News Release | Higher Ed, Student Debt

STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL

Today, college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal, which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon.   

News Release | New Voters Project

Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase

[Washington, DC]   According to exit polls issued by national media outlets, the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008. 

News Release | ConnPIRG Students | New Voters Project

Students Launch Final Online and On-the-Ground Push As Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

 With the deadline for voter registration in the upcoming elections just 6 days away, students at campuses across the state launched an unprecedented online and on-the-ground campaign to mobilize young voters to the polls.  The effort leverages the strengths of traditional on-the-ground voter mobilization in coordination with newer online tactics, and the result is greater than either method on its own.

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