University of Connecticut students can vote this week on whether they wish to reaffirm the UConnPIRG and The Daily Campus semesterly fees and increase the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) fee by $1.
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.
University of Connecticut Dining Services and UConnPIRG are collaborating to eliminate plastic bags on campus and replace them with environmentally-friendly brown paper bags, according to dining services director C. Dennis Pierce and PIRG member Kelly Rafferty.
CHICAGO: Today, McDonald’s released a new policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The company says it will immediately start measuring and assessing antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets. Then, by the end of 2020. McDonald’s plans to set targets for lower use of medically-important antibiotics.
Student activist group UConn PIRG hosted a charity showcase on Tuesday to raise funds and awareness for the hungry and homeless population. The showcase included student acapella and dance clubs and featured two guest speakers. The event collected donations to benefit the Windham No Freeze project.
TAMPA, FL- All preliminary results point to a record breaking surge in youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections. Students working with the Public Interest Research Groups’ New Voters Project made over 375,000 Get Out the Vote contacts in 11 states.
Several University of Connecticut organizations hosted giveaways, talked to students about voting and offered free cake to get students excited about voting in this year’s midterm elections at UConnPIRG’s Ballot Block Party on Friday.
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!
UConn PIRG found that 50 percent of University of Connecticut students spend 100 to 300 dollars per semester on textbooks in 2017.
Student activist group UConnPIRG had its largest kick-off in chapter history last night with 174 students in attendance, passing the previous record of 168 students set in 2003.