PHENOM is hiring!
Buying Books for the Semester?
PHENOM is looking for a passionate advocate for public higher education to be its first Executive Director. This person would work closely with our PHENOMenal Board as an organizer, fundraiser, and overall coordinator. Please see the job posting, and please forward it to people you think would be interested.
Beacon Hill to Public Higher Ed: “Privatize!”
PHENOM can get a share of what you pay for books and supplies on line at no extra cost to you. Just click on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or other vendors and you’ll get to their website. Your shopping experience will be the same as ever, but PHENOM gets some much-needed cash so we can […]
Come to Boston on May 5!
Commentary from PHENOM member Ben Taylor on PHENOM’s blog The agenda on Beacon Hill for Public Higher Education is becoming crystal clear: privatize, privatize, privatize. Dire warnings of a near 2 billion dollar deficit were used to ram through harsh cuts to nearly every aspect of the public sector. Public Higher Education was among the […]
100 Mile Walk!
On May 5, the Joint Committee on Revenue will hold a public hearing on An Act to Invest in Our Communities. This bill, strongly supported by PHENOM, would raise $1.2 billion per year in a progressive manner. It restores the 5.95% income tax rate, nearly doubles personal exemptions so the increase is paid entirely by those […]
PHENOM and the State Budget
Students, faculty and alumni are walking from Pittsfield to Boston October 2nd to 7th to urge legislators to reverse the state’s disinvestment in public colleges and universities. The Walk kicks off at Berkshire Community College at 11 a.m. October 2, and ends with a rally at the State House in Boston on October 7, timed […]
Public Higher Ed Day! – April 8, 2009
Over the past few weeks PHENOM mobilized hundreds of people to try to influence the House budget. We urged Representatives to increase revenues and to increase need-based financial aid. We were partly successful, and now the focus is on the Senate.
Call-In Day a Success
The April 8 Rally and State House Day for Public Higher Education will be PHENOM’s biggest event ever. The theme: “Now, More than Ever, Is the Time to Invest in Public Higher Education”. You see it every day on your campus and in your community: Fewer people are working; more people are applying to public colleges; yesterday’s […]
Close to 1,000 people made calls to their legislators and the Governor on or about February 26 — with several more campuses planning to hold their call-in day at a later time. Our messages were simple, loud, and clear: Now more than ever — this is the time to invest in public higher education!