PHENOM to Release Startling New Research on the Causes and Consequences Student Debt Crisis in Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2015 Contact: Natalie Higgins, nhiggins@phenomonline.org, 978-227-8473     PHENOM to Release Startling New Research on the Causes and Consequences Student Debt Crisis in Massachusetts   On April 25, 2012, student loan debt topped $1 trillion. On the third anniversary, PHENOM (the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) will release startling […]

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PHENOM Recommendations to Higher Education Funding Commission

The 2013-14 budget passed by the Legislature includes the establishment of a commission to examine options and make recommendations regarding the funding of public higher education in Massachusetts.  The Commission is to complete its work by June 2014.  PHENOM looks forward to working with the Commission, and has begun by making a set of far-reaching […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Massachusetts to Invest in Public Higher Education

This concise but comprehensive compilation is meant to be helpful to individuals and organizations advocating for improved state funding for our campuses.  They are being distributed to all legislators, one at a time, during the 10 days leading up to the March 8, 2012  Lobby Day for Public Higher Education.  Please disseminate them on your […]

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Index

Data Key Data about Massachusetts Public Higher Education Information about the Student Debt Crisis White Papers Working Paper on Free Community College White Paper: The Affordability Crisis in MA Public Higher Ed White Paper: Advancing Public Higher Education in MA Organizing Guides Guide: Organizing a call in day Guide: Organizing a public hearing Guide: Campus […]

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Guide: Campus Organizing

 Organizing for PHENOM on your campus — whether you are a student, staff, or faculty — is a great way to do your part for public higher education.  Check out the suggestions in this guide! This campus organizing guide will always be a work in progress, and we welcome suggestions and submissions.

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Guide: Organizing a Call-In Day

Some Ideas for Organizing a PHENOM Call-In Day Organize a Planning Meeting Hold a planning meeting of interested people—students, staff, and faculty.  A preliminary meeting can be a place to figure out logistics – especially if a space needs to be reserved or funds need to be raised for food —  and spread tasks and […]

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Guide: Organizing a Public Hearing

This guide can be adapted for any sort of public hearing related to public higher ed. How to hold public hearings on Affordability of Public Higher Education Define the issue. What is the hearing about?  Affordability of Public Higher Education.  The issue has to be narrow enough that it’s a concrete problem that people can understand, and […]

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