Notes in the Margins: Saying no, a doctor shortage and being poor at a rich college

The U.S. faces a doctor shortage America is running out of doctors, and next year’s influx of patients will strain the current supply. The nation will be 91,500 physicians short by 2020, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. (Hot Air)

How to say no to students When Rex Brynen’s political science students at McGill University petitioned him to extend the deadline on a key research paper for their course, he turned them down. (Times Higher Education)

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America’s Richest Colleges Yet for all the studies and attention paid to how to get more low-income students onto America’s top campuses, there’s little  discussion (on or off campus) about what life is like for those students after they win admission. (Forbes)

Feds To Supervise Largest Student Loan Servicers The federal government for the first time will keep tabs on companies that collect payments on federal student loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday, extending federal supervision over companies such as Sallie Mae after years of scant oversight by the Department of Education. (The Huffington Post)

Many Young Americans Blame Colleges For Rising Student Debt Thirty-nine percent blame colleges and universities for the rising amount of student debt, compared with just 10 percent who think students are at fault. Survey respondents were more likely to blame colleges for rising student debt if they were currently enrolled in school. (The Huffington Post)