FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2014 Contact: Natalie Higgins (978-227-8473, firstname.lastname@example.org) Max Page (413-219-7633; email@example.com) The Legislature charged the Higher Education Finance Commission with defining the requirements of a high-quality system of public higher education and a sustainable, rational model for financing the system in a way that increases access and affordability …
Read the fall 2014 issue of the PHENOM newsletter on your screen, and then let us know if you would like a batch to distribute. We have also made it available in .pdf format here. It includes interesting material on the demand for free higher education, the recent elections in the Massachusetts …View full post
The 500,000 people who make up the Massachusetts public higher education community are the sleeping giant of Massachusetts politics. By mobilizing a large and engaged grassroots network, PHENOM is waking up this sleeping giant so we can get the resources to create the public higher education system we and our children deserve. For the …View full post
The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA). PHENOM will be providing stipends to MTA members on at least eight campuses to coordinate and maintain PHENOM chapters at institutions of public higher education across Massachusetts. Funding will also be available …
Most countries in Europe have free higher education. One exception was Germany which instituted tuition fees in 2006. But now they are reversing course and college will once again be free — even for international students. [No, wait, don’t all leave – we need you here!] Read why and how in this article.
PHENOM competed along with more than twenty teams in the 2014 Justice Cup this summer. With over 200 in attendance, the teams, supporters, and sponsors raised over $4,000 for Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice and the Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center. Check our additional coverage from WMJwJ and WGGB.
$3,856,866.11 – that’s by how much student debt recently decreased! Rolling Jubilee just bought that much student debt (for pennies on the dollar), thereby eliminating debt of 2,761 people around the country! Rolling Jubilee had previously raised money to buy portfolios of medical debt on the secondary market and then declined to collect from …