Notes in the Margins: Residencies, Obamacare and student-loan negotiations

Student loan deal gets hung up on cost A bipartisan group of senators was close to reaching an agreement Thursday on how to set federal student loan interest rates, but then they learned that their plan could cost the government $22 billion over the next decade. That restarted negotiations yet again. (The Washington Post)

Target plans reality show for back-to-college It’s Target’s idea for something original this year to capture the rising amount of money parents and students are spending as they head off to college. The National Retail Federation says the back-to-school season is the second-most-profitable one for stores after the year-end holidays. (USA Today)

Colleges Make Personnel Changes Following Sexual Assault Complaints Three administrators at three colleges implicated in federal complaints for their alleged failures in handling sexual misconduct on campus have lost their jobs or are voluntarily resigning. (The Huffington Post)

Aspiring Med Students Face Growing Residency Competition While spots in medical schools are increasing, residencies aren’t. (U.S. News & World Report)

Appeals court tosses Liberty University challenge to Obamacare A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed the Liberty University lawsuit that challenged both the Obamacare employer mandate and its contraception coverage requirements.  (Politico via NAICU)