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12/15/2010
Result

The Credit CARD Act protects students from shady on-campus marketing, puts limits on insane interest rates, bans unfair billing practices, and requires fairer fees and better disclosure about fees and penalties.

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11/29/2010
Result

OSPIRG, together with Oregon Student Association and the Bus Project, helped pioneer a youth voter mobilization model that is now utilized successfully across the country.

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09/30/2010
Report

The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and  open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks.  The report finds that student preferences vary widely, and that options like rentals and e-books only appeal to a subset of students.  Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students. 

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08/25/2010
News Release

BOSTON, Mass. (August 26, 2010) — Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester.  The average student spends $900 per year on textbooks, and new calculations by  OSPIRG show that costs have increased at an astounding rate: textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades (1990-2009).

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