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Travel Tips for PLS16

Here are some travel tips for your arrival to DC and the Embassy Row Hotel. Flying into Reagan National Airport (DCA)?  Uber/Lyft/cab is the most convenient option, but it will cost $15-$20. If you want to use public transit, you can get the Metro from the airport. Look for signs with the big M on it. more »

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PLS16 Agenda

We’re excited to announce the itinerary for the 2016 Presidential Leadership Summit. We will update this post as we continue to confirm some amazing speakers, panelists, and session leaders. To register, visit the PLS page.  What’s new: Greater programming throughout Saturday afternoon and evening Rooftop welcome party with great views from top of the Embassy Row more »

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National Student Debt Day

“We should be encouraging students. Instead, student loan debt hurts opportunity.”  Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), On January 28th, NCLC’s close partner organization, Young Invincibles, launched its Campaign to Fix Higher Ed with an inaugural National Student Debt Day. The event brought together 75 student debt activists in Washington, D.C., for a day of training, discussions, more »

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Real Results - Following through with your campaign

By Rachel Meltzer Rini and Jordan are the 2015-2016 dream team who plan to bring real results to their campus. They met in 2013 and they’ve been unstoppable ever since. Their campaign for student government president and vice president took spring elections at University of Southern California by storm utilizing a stacked platform and a team more »

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4Qs: Jake Wrasse Talks Federal Advocacy

  Name: Jake Wrasse Campus: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Major: Communication Studies Graduation Year: 2016 Student Population: 10,164 Last week, the UW System Reps, made up of the 26 student body presidents of the University of Wisconsin campuses, came out to Washington, D.C. They met with members of Congress, senior staff, and education committee more »

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4Qs: Elliot Spillers works to End the Stigma

One in four college students has a diagnosable mental illness, and yet 40% do not seek help. Across the country, student governments are taking action. At the University of Alabama, the student government launched a campaign to “End the Stigma.” From town hall meetings to a video you’ve just got to see, UA has been more »

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Student leaders lobby Congress about college affordability

Members of the UW System student Representatives met with legislators and think tanks in Washington, D.C. Dec. 11-13, including Wisconsin’s Third Distrcit Representative Ron Kind. Pictured (left to right): Jacob Schimmel (UW-L), Roderick Babilius (UW-RF), Congressman Kind, Chris Morgan (UW-RF), Kaylee Otterbacher (UW-L), James VandenBergh (UW-RF), Jake Wrasse, (UW-EC), Brady Murphy (UW-RF). Just in time more »

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Apply to Lead a Summit Breakout Session

The Presidential Leadership Summit (PLS) is always best when it’s student led. That’s why we’re inviting you to submit a proposal to lead a breakout session at PLS16. We want to learn from your experience working on challenging issues this year to help prepare the next cohort of student body presidents.  About PLS Breakout Sessions more »

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4Qs: Joselin Padron-Rasines and All-Gender Restrooms

College campuses across the country are moving to be more inclusive by installing gender-neutral bathrooms and housing. As student body president, Joselin Padron Rasines (center) is pushing the University of Florida to be a leader in the movement. The number of gender-neutral bathrooms has grown in just the past few years in city-run facilities, workplaces more »

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#50StateChallenge

We’re trying to do something that’s never been done before, and we need your help. We want all 50 states represented at the 2016 Presidential Leadership Summit. It will be the first time every state is represented by student body presidents at the White House. We’re four months away from PLS and presidents from 14 states more »

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