Notes in the Margins: Coke, abortion and student-loan reforms

Caffeinated Coke mistakenly sold from BYU vending machine Caffeine is frowned upon by the Mormon church, which owns BYU, but a delivery person accidentally loaded the machine up with the caffeinated version of the soda on Tuesday. (UPI)

Jesuit Campus to End Coverage for Elective Abortions The trustees of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles voted to drop elective abortions from health care plans offered to faculty and staff members in 2014. (The New York Times)

Reforms Could Combat Rising Student Loan Defaults More than 600,000 borrowers who started repayment in 2010 are facing the consequences of default. (U.S. News & World Report)

Michigan school prepares students for high-tech auto jobs Many high schools around the country have career and technical programs, but CSI’s model is unique due to its direct link to the specific job needs of the community and the level of skill students acquire. (The Hechinger Report)

Black colleges push U.S. Congress to revoke student aid changes Thousands of students in institutions serving largely low-to-moderate income students and racial minorities have since last year dropped out of college because of a spike in PLUS loan denials after the DOE tightened the terms. (Reuters via NAICU)

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