PHENOM Testifies at Investment/Funding Hearing Before the Joint Committee on Higher Education
PHENOM’s Executive Director Testifies for More Affordable and Accessible Public Higher Education
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, PHENOM’s Executive Director, Natalie Higgins, testified before the Joint Committee on Higher Education. Here is her testimony: I am writing to you today as the Executive Director of PHENOM (the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts), as a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a concerned citizen. […]
Who’s Who at the State House
Amongst the dozens of people who crammed into a room at the State House to testify about higher education bills Wednesday, one demographic was noticeably absent — students. Still, Natalie Higgins, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, made sure to speak for students, many of whom were unable to attend because […]
PHENOM Testifies in Support of Education Equity for Immigrant Students
Excerpted from the 2015 Spring Newsletter PHENOM works with a “Who’s Who” of important players in state government to keep public higher education in view. The JOINT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION is an official committee of the State Legislature, with members from both the House and the Senate. Currently chaired by Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) […]
PHENOM’s State Legislative Agenda
We attended the Education Equity Hearing with our brothers and sisters at the Student Immigrant Movement at the State House today. There were more than 150 advocates in the hearing and we even participated in a small rally outside of the State House before the hearing. Check out one of our Board Members, Gillian Mason […]
PHENOM’s Spring 2015 Newsletter is Here!
As the new state legislative session is kicking off, there are many proposals PHENOM is excited to support because they will promote accessible and affordable, quality public higher education in the Commonwealth. PHENOM’s Finish Line Grant proposal would cover tuition and fees for one year for students who have completed a year already, and whose […]
Check out PHENOM’s Spring 2015 Newsletter by following this link. Some highlights include a recap of Public Higher Education Advocacy Day, PHENOM’s state legislative agenda, a response to President Obama’s Free Community College Proposal, and highlights of a new paper on the student debt crisis.