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09/20/2016
Report

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.

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06/09/2016
News Release

A statement from Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate, Ethan Senack, following the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill markup and passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier today.

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03/09/2016
News Release

Sacramento – Motivated by a love for the environment...

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02/03/2016
Report

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

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PIRG In The News

The Daily Californian

Fewer students than usual could be found Monday on Sproul Plaza due to the weather, but some braved the rain for a final push to register students to vote, with hours remaining before the deadline.  Many student groups have launched initiatives to increase student voter registration in time for the upcoming midterm elections Nov. 4. Students from the campus voters coalition, which includes representatives from the ASUC and CALPIRG, worked on the New Voters Project.

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Deseret News National

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

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The Daily Nexus

As Election Day approaches on Nov. 4, Measure P seeks to initiate a moratorium on the practice of “high-intensity petroleum operations” that include acid-well treatments, steam injection and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking.

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KGO 810 Radio

College students all over California are being bombarded by a massive campaign to try and get them to register to vote.  

KGO's Leslie Brinkley reports from the Cal campus.

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