Boston Globe: Who should pay for higher education at UMass and beyond?

Check out PHENOM in the Boston Globe: Who should pay for higher education at UMass and beyond? (by Evan Horowitz). “As tuition has grown, so has student debt. Total student debt in the United States now measures in the trillions, having tripled in the past 10 years. Fully three-quarters of students at Massachusetts’ public four-year […]

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PHENOM Discusses Increasing Student Fees in the T&G and Globe

Not one, but two stories this week for PHENOM! The Telegram & Gazette: UMass, other public colleges, increase fees for next year.  The higher fees were disappointing news for Natalie Higgins, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, which has advocated for more state funding for Massachusetts’ public higher education system. “The […]

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MassLive: Reports on the Anticipated Release of “Causes and Consequences”

MassLive’s Diane Lederman recently covered a rally against student debt, and mentioned the anticipated release of Causes and Consequences of Mounting Student Debt in Massachusetts on April 25th. Here’s an excerpt: The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, meanwhile, will release what it is calling “startling new research” on the causes and consequences of the student […]

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PHENOM thrilled to receive a general support grant from RESIST

PHENOM just received a general support grant from RESIST and we are thrilled to have their continued support. The grant will help us continue to unite students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators and the general community to advocate for more accessible and affordable, quality public higher education in Massachusetts. If you haven’t heard of RESIST, here’s […]

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PHENOM Discusses New Higher Ed Reports in the Boston Globe

Check out PHENOM discussing the release of the Higher Ed Finance Commission and the Vision Project Reports in the Boston Globe.   Natalie Higgins, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, a group of faculty, students, staff, and alumni, said she endorses the report’s emphasis on increasing funding. But she said there […]

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PHENOM in Inside Higher Ed

Check out PHENOM in Inside Higher Ed this morning, discussing the release of the 3rd Vision Project report.   … One group of faculty, staff, students and alumni, which calls itself Public Higher Education Network Of Massachusetts, or PHENOM, praised efforts to get tens of millions more each year, but worried the higher ed system […]

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