Oct 28

PHENOM Responds to the Release of the Higher Education Finance Commission and the Vision Project Reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2014 Contact: Natalie Higgins (978-227-8473, nhiggins@phenomonline.org) Max Page (413-219-7633; milomaximpage@gmail.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 …

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Oct 14

Stipends Available for PHENOM Campus Organizers at Public Higher Education Campuses Across MA

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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 …

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Oct 14

AFT Interviews PHENOM’s New Executive Director

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The Massachusetts American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published an interview with PHENOM’s new Executive Director, Natalie Higgins, in their latest newsletter. To to read the full article, follow this link: AFT profile of Natalie 10-14.

Oct 06

Please don’t move to Germany (but we’d understand if you did)

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.

Sep 22

PHENOM competes in 2014 Justice Cup in Holyoke

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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.  

Sep 22

Valley Post Covers PHENOM in “Education Rallies”

Check out this Valley Post article about PHENOM in Education Rallies by Eesha Williams.

Sep 17

Student Debt Decreasing! well, sort of

$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 …

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