DEBT FREE / STUDENT DEBT AWARENESS

PHENOM wants to hear your student debt story. We’re starting a campaign this month called #DebtFreeDecember. Until we give a voice to student debt and start building community, we will never be able to tackle the student debt crisis! Submit your stories/pictures on Facebook and on Twitter @massphenom. Don’t forget to use #DebtFreeDecember! To get […]

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Campus Chapter Initiative

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 for a […]

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#DebtFreeDecember

PHENOM wants to hear your student debt story. We’re starting a campaign this month called #DebtFreeDecember. Until we give a voice to student debt and start building community, we will never be able to tackle the student debt crisis! Submit your stories/pictures on Facebook and on Twitter @massphenom. Don’t forget to use #DebtFreeDecember! To get […]

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

UPDATE: PHENOM Campus Chapters are now active at UMass Amherst, UMass Dartmouth, Springfield Technical Community College, Bristol Community College, and Holyoke Community College. Additional new Chapters are in the works and will be announced soon. If want to see PHENOM on your campus — email Natalie Higgins at nhiggins@phenomonline.org.  The Public Higher Education Network of […]

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Friday Student Debt Rally – Speaker Announcement

Join PHENOM this Friday Sept 5th! Starting school … Ending Debt! JOIN US, this Friday, September 5th at 12PM. PHENOM will be in Government Center in Boston, demanding action on the student debt crisis and thanking Senator Elizabeth Warren for her efforts to cut student loan interest rates. Please help us spread the word and ask all […]

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Starting School…Ending Debt: Rally in Boston September 5

Thank Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her efforts to cut student loan interest rates by signing PHENOM’s thank you card.  Almost a million Massachusetts residents owe more than $24,000,000,000 (that’s billion!) in student debt, much of it at high interest rates. Private banks and the federal government have been making a ton of money on these […]

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Higher Ed Advocacy Day – March 5, 2014

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and other advocates for public higher education will be at the State House Wed., March 5 to talk with our legislators.  SIGN UP HERE! Download the beautiful flier! Last year’s Advocacy Day succeeded in winning the best higher education budget in a very very long time — including the first […]

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Sign the Petition for Free Public Higher Education!

According to the Campaign for America’s Future,  “It would cost less for the government to make all public universities tuition-free than what the government already spends on the patchwork of financial aid programs it currently supports.” According to a recent accounting taken by the U.S. Dept. of Education, the cost of making college free is […]

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Tell Legislators About Student Debt!

The Massachusetts Legislature has a new committee to investigate, study, and make recommendations on the issue of student loans and debt. They are holding hearings around the state and want to hear about the current debt landscape, its impact, and alternatives or solutions to help alleviate the effect of loans and debt on students and […]

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Union Leader Terminated at UMass Lowell – Please Take Action

Recently, Ellen Martins, a 28-year adjunct faculty member of the Music Department at UMass Lowell, and president of her union,  received notification that her contract will not be renewed for the 2013-2014 school year.  A temporary, non-union position has been created to replace Ms. Martins.  Though qualified, Martins was not given the opportunity to apply […]

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