it’s about freaking time • The College Textbook Affordability Act, S. 495, was sponsored in the U.S. Senate on March 20 by Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) It has been approved by the Senate and is pending review in the House of Representatives. The bill would mandate that institutions receiving federal assistance include the ISBN and price of course books on class schedules and registration information that students see before picking classes. Too bad stuff like this NEEDS to be dictated by law . . . seems like it should just be a matter of respect for one’s students.