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10/24/2013
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NJPIRG is hiring staff in Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden. Apply today!

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10/19/2013
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SPREAD THE WORD! Largest student-wide vote in the country! Get us to 22,000!

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10/17/2013
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NJ PIRG Referendum Day 2 brings us closer to our weekly goal of 6,400 votes!

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10/10/2013
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Rutgers New Brunswick NJPIRG students stood in the cold and rain to educate people about the harm of fracking. We received 191 petitions!! Thank you to all of those who came out!

 

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PIRG In The News

paramus.patch.com

New Jersey Public Interest Research Groups will release a report Wednesday at the Paramus Farmers Market depicting how tax payer monies are supporting federal subsidies for junk food additives while contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic.

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The New York Times

Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges, Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students.

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Daily Targum

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan heads to the Senate, after it passed in the House of Representatives last week, 228-191.

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Time Magazine

Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is? Now add hefty fees into that mix. Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card, but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in, even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions.

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