Students are given a choice to vote whether to reaffirm optional MASSPIRG fee.
University expansion viewed as difficult in conjunction with sustainability goals.
Student advocacy group is tackling money in politics and textbook prices.
Across the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday, students organized to inform voters and drum up Election Day excitement. Music blared on Haigis Mall yesterday as representatives from student groups distributed ballot information and directed students to the voter shuttle bus. Representatives from the Student Government Association, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) and the Cannabis Reform Coalition were present from 10 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. to hand out information about the voting process and inspire students to get to the polls. “We’re working to get people excited,” said MassPIRG chair Julia Seremba. “This is the last leg of our ‘get…
Bradley Polumbo discusses how the Electoral College impacts the worth of your vote in Massachusetts.
More than 300 students participated on the first day of early voting.
Campus groups came together with a goal to register 250 people on campus Tuesday.
The advocacy group plans to increase voter turnout among young people.
Report says the state should commit to becoming powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
The Humane League, a 30-campus national organization, works to reduce animal suffering through education to change eating habits and campaigns to reform farm animal treatment.
Michael Dudek argues for the use of open-source textbooks
Following a “week of action,” student organizations will go to the Massachusetts State House on March 7 to advocate for additional funding towards higher education.
Open source textbooks would only cost students the amount necessary to print them, according to Matthew Martin, coordinator of MassPIRG’s Affordable Textbooks Campaign.
During a forum in the Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday evening, four speakers focused on the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is fueled by the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
Gov. Charlie Baker, after the attacks in Paris, initially said he would not accept Syrian refugees into Massachusetts.
Seremba intends to carry her passion for civic engagement before and after her graduation from UMass.
The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.
To the editor: In recent years, the problem of student debt has become a highly prevalent one, with the current average hovering around $30,000 per student. Naturally, this is an issue of major concern to our demographic as college students; student loans impose a long-term burden on our collective economic future as a generation. Despite the fact that not every student will be saddled with an overwhelming mountain of debt, most of us at least know someone who is affected by the issue to a degree. This is the biggest the student debt problem has ever been. That said, this…