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02/24/2015
Report

New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.

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10/14/2014
Blog Post

Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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04/16/2014
Report

This winter a data breach at UMD compromised names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and University identification numbers for UMD students, staff, alumni, and faculty who have had university ID’s since 1998.

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04/10/2014
Blog Post

DO NOT rush to change your passwords on all of your favorite websites. You shouldn’t change your password on a site until the site has fixed the Heartbleed bug, or else you risk having your new password compromised. Watch for a notice on the site, but don’t click any links in emails claiming to be from the website.

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PIRG In The News

The Diamondback

The Diamondback Editorial Board wrote their editorial about the importance of the doubling of student loan interest rates in July. It's always great when the campus paper, student government, and our Congressional Rep. understand the importance of investing in higher education and our future. Check out the full story:

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The Washington Post

“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.

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The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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The Diamondback

On Thursday, UMD students rallied on the Mall against the $50million cut coming to USM. Chants of "Back to Annapolis!" urge legislators and Governor O'Mally to call a special session and priroitize higher education as an investment in our future. 

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