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Alpha Upsilon Chi inducts Textbook Troubles Policies, contracts stand in new members the way of cheaper books By M Rose Krayer and Crystal Griego Journalism Students

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The newest members of Alpha Upsilon Chi look on during the Phi Theta Kappa ceremony on Main campus. Smith Brasher Hall.

By Daniel Johnson Investigative Reporter

New members of the Alpha Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were formally inducted in a ceremony for new and current members of the chapter. The ceremony, which had three guest speakers was held April 20, 2013 at main campus for 137 new inductees and doubled as the induction ceremony for the new officer team.

Laura Reyes, a Pre Health and Science major, said she originally expected the ceremony to be small, but she said she was happily surprised to see that the current officer team was able to make it a big deal. “The ceremony was great and it was nice to see all the effort that was put into it because it made me feel really welcomed to the organization,” she said. The speakers were very inspirational and she enjoyed hearing what they had to say about the strength

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Students have mixed feelings about the upcoming tuition raise in fall 2013. The two percent raise was approved by the CNM Governing Board because the costs of funding the college have gone up more than state funding, Brad Moore, Marketing and Communications Director, said. Fouad Artimat, a Business Administration major, said his tuition is already higher than average because of his non-resident status. “I am not sure how much it will

and privilege of being a member of Phi Theta Kappa, she said. “The idea of being part of something bigger than me is very intriguing,” she said. She wants to be an active member in the organization and plans to put her full effort into being involved for the benefit of the organization she said Christopher Isonhord, Liberal arts major, said, the induction see

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affect my ability to take classes here at CNM as I also take classes in Santa Fe,” he said. Alicia Teradash, a Nursing major, said she stopped working to focus on finishing her degree, but that tuition increase may make it harder for her to do so. “The whole purpose of going to a community college is to be able to afford it and get done. If it keeps going up, this won’t be good for me. I will have to take fewer classes, which means it will take longer for me to get done,” she said. David Trujillo, an Accounting major, said he thinks the tuition

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Note: This story was produced in Maggie Shepard’s Journalism 1101 class during the spring 2013 term. The contract between CNM and the company managing the campus bookstores, combined with the school’s financial aid policy, may prevent students from getting the best deal on course materials. According to the contract, CNM pays $86,000 a year to Follett Higher Education Group for the management of the bookstore. Follett then receives either $500,000 per year or 12.25 percent of the net revenue, whichever is more. In July and August 2012, that 12.25 percent represented more than $586,000. Follett has an agreement with the financial aid department that allows students to purchase materials at the campus bookstore using their financial aid funds as a credit-type payment, according to the contract. This service is not available to CNM students at any other source. Lee Carrillo, director of the Financial Aid Department, said CNM has looked into contracting with less-expensive bookstores in the area for the use of financial aid funds as payment, but have yet to come up with a contract that protects CNM from liability for students who fail to meet the terms of their financial aid. Follett’s exclusive rights to CNM’s bookstore management, paired with CNM’s policy of holding student financial aid for up to four weeks, means students have to either pay the highest price for their books on campus or wait four see

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To submit items for Campus Bulletin, please email news item with a maximum of 150 words to jonathan.chronicle@gmail.com or call 224-4755. Main Campus Library Open Way Late for Finals CNM Libraries has partnered with ACE to offer extended hours and tutors in the Main Campus Library from April 22-25. Next Monday through Thursday, the Main Campus Library will be open until 11pm. Tutors in Math, English, Biology and Chemistry will be available in the library. Thanks to donations from Sodexo and Krispy Kreme, free coffee and doughnuts, will be served each evening at 8:30pm, while supplies last.

Allocation Board Accepting Membership Applications The Student Allocation Board is now accepting new members. Allocation Board meets monthly to distribute money to student organizations for events, activities, travel and equipment. Members must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled for at least three credit hours and have completed six credit hours at CNM. For more information contact James Roach at jroach8@cnm.edu.

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The CNM Veterans’ Club will be having a general meeting on Friday 26 April 2013, from 1100 hours until 1200 hours in the northwest corner of the cafeteria in the SSC building, located on the CNM Main Campus. Topics for discussion will include selection of a club secretary and club treasurer. New ideas for club activities. How to increase membership. Come join your fellow CNM student veterans, make new friends, have fun and just hangout. This is your club become an active member, help our club become the best club on the CNM Campus. Let our club be the vanguard for the inspiration of the way all other clubs should aspire to be. I look forward to meeting all of you on the 26th.

A t t e n t i o n International District community members. Project Feed the Hood is hosting a community meeting at The Source for Sacredness on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. concerning the International District Community Garden located on the corner of Ross and Wellesley. Attendees will discuss the future of the community garden and how a permanent foundation can be built in the community for the garden. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. The Source for Creating Sacredness is located at 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE. For more information contact Stefany at 918-0376 or solivas11@cnm.edu.

CNM’s job club is open to students and graduates and is hosted by Job Connection Services, Tuesday at Two on Main Campus, SSC Room 207. Job Club provides weekly discussion, opportunities to network and advisement from employment specialists. For more information, go to cnm.edu/ d e p t s /a d v i s e m e n t / job-connection/ employment-workshops.

CNM’s Program is trying to raise $1,000 for a short film “Honeylicious,” about two unlikely friends who end up fighting for their lives in a road trip/bromance/ dramedy adventure. It’s Pineapple Express meets Collateral meets Fargo. Please check out our kickstarter video to help us create our film. Visit www. k i c k s t a r t e r. c o m / projects/421290 428/ honeylicious-a-shortfilm-0?ref=live.

ECOS Accepting New Members The Executive Council of Students is accepting new members. ECOS meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. in ST12-A. For more information email smartos@cnm.edu.

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Working directly with CNM’s VetSuccess on Campus program, Veterans CAN is a near-peer AmeriCorps program designed to offer critical supports to student veterans and their dependents. The program offers specific, individualized guidance related to veteran benefits such as the GI Bill, transferring and appealing college credits, tutoring, housing, and/or any additional support you need to be a successful student. AmeriCorps member Nicholas Aragon is located in the Student Activities Office at CNM’s main campus: (505) 2244342 t_naragon@ cnm.edu Stop in today!

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OPINION A look back at being the boss

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By Jyllian Roach editor-in-Cheif

I have learned a lot in my time as editor. I am proud of the paper and its staff. We won an award, we made the paper relevant to the community and we created very lively dialogues about sex education and censorship. More than anything, I am proud that we tackled issues that are difficult and important. We worked diligently to record the events of an instructor being accused of and terminated for alleged battery on another instructor. We dealt with police reports and eyewitnesses when breaking news unfolded in the Student Resource Center. We brought attention to maintenance problems all over Main campus. We worked hard to bring the important information to our readers. Did we make some mistakes? Of course. Nationally syndicated professional journalists get it wrong at times, so it is no surprise that we made some mistakes too. We never stopped trying to get it perfect, though. When I began working for the Chronicle two years ago, few people read the paper or even knew it existed. Since fall 2011, I have watched our readership grow both in print and online. I have watched many of our readers find their voice. Some brought us tips about things they saw or heard on campus. Others wrote letters to share their thoughts. No matter what the avenue taken, we made sure we could give voice to our readers. And now, for me at least, it is over. Through the ups and downs, the uncertain moments and times of perfect clarity, I have loved this job and this school. I am proud to say I was a member of the CNM Chronicle’s staff. Some readers may be happy to see me go and at least one or two may be sad, but no one can say that I did not leave my mark on this community.

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CAMPUS 4| ARTS Kenny Chappy Hall offices renovated for part-time instructors

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By Shaya Rogers Features Reporter

A portion of Ken Chappy Hall, room KC-16, is now home to clean and spacious part-time teacher offices, Sarah Egelman, part-time CHSS instructor, said. In Volume 18 Issue 14 “Deplorable Portables,” the Chronicle reported on the run-down conditions of the portable buildings that housed the offices for parttime CHSS instructors and administration expressed ideas for a plan to renovate space in KC to provide better options for part-time instructors. Egelman said she moved in two weeks ago and especially appreciates the privacy the space provides.

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“This is nice and clean and well stocked for the most part. There are a few things they still need to do in here, but it’s nice to think that I can have a private meeting with a student if I need to. Sometimes people need the door closed,” she said. If any students are interested in going into higher education as a career option, this office offers a big change from the conditions in the parttime portables that made the job look less than appealing, she said. “It’s not just faculty space, it’s student space too, so if they walk in and see this sort of messy, yucky place, what does that say about how faculty

is being treated and how much of a priority office time is given?” she said. Brad Moore, Director of Marketing and Communications, said this move is part of a larger project to get part-time faculty into better facilities on Main campus. The plan also includes moving the campus bookstore out of its current location in the Student Services Center and creating SAGE instructor offices in that space. Ad m i n i s t r at ion is still working out the details to ensure that all part-time staff have the space needed, he said. Egelman said she received an email from administration

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Students of the Digital Design Studio class show off their artwork at the first annual Digital Design Studio Expo held in Smith-Brasher Hall.

By Shaya Rogers Features Reporter

The Digital Design Studio Expo will become an annual event after the success of the inaugural event, Sonia Crawford, Business

Information Technology instructor, said. The April 19 event, held in Smith-Brasher Hall, gave Digital Design students a chance to showcase the work they have done

throughout the semester. “I am very happy. I feel like it was a success and I just want it to be bigger and bigger,” she said. The Digital Design students were excited,

and were happy to share the many aspects of their work. Rushadie Gros, a student in the class, said she having her work on display made her a bit nervous, but that digital

design had become her Liz Hernandez, a favorite hobby because Digital Media and Web of the class. Technology major, said “It’s a little nerve- the event was been a wracking because I’ve good opportunity to never had my stuff, except put herself out there for on the web-on display,” she said. see DESIGN on page 7

Burgers, beers and charity

Local restaurant contributes to community By Shaya Rogers Features Reporter

A Nob Hill restaurant has pledged to give back to the community every week, Sham Naik, restaurant owner, said. Every Sunday, Bistronomy B to B, located at 3118 Central Ave., hosts Give Back Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. The restaurant donates 20 percent of all food sales for the day to organizations in

need, he said. “We decided to do 20 percent from our sales on Sundays donated to some kind of charity which makes a difference in the local economy and supports local causes. Every Sunday we have fundraising for people in town or in New Mexico who can benefit from our contribution,” he said. B to B is a locally owned restaurant that

runs on the idea of supporting the community, he said. “The base of the whole concept is local and local means we buy local, we do not entertain anything outside of New Mexico, everything has to be from New Mexico, all of our produce, all of our meat, all of our beers, all New Mexico,” he said. For students and staff looking for a

place to eat in the area, B to B provides a nice environment with great food and the opportunity to help out the New Mexico economy, he said. “If I’m going to go out and eat somewhere, why not help out the community, not just the community with the contribution of 20 percent , but the people who are in New Mexico, the farmers,

the ranchers, they get helped out too,” he said. Bistronomy has already donated to organizations like Joy Junction, the Multiple Sclerosis society, Casa Esperanza, and a number of local churches, he said. When Give Back Sundays first started in November 2012, Naik’s staff would call around looking for organizations that needed help, but

now organizations are coming to them, he said. “All the organizations call us and we choose which ones to give it to. We look at their causes and how it benefits the community and then we give it to that organization for that particular day,” he said. The restaurant motto is, “What can we do to support the see

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CNM Chronicle Editor-in-Chief moves forward By Rene Thompson Staff Reporter

Jyllian Roach, outgoing Editor-in-Chief at the CNM Chronicle, mother to three boys and Sociology major, has accomplished many of her goals when it comes to her career as a student and as a journalist at CNM. Her biggest accomplishment was to bring more student involvement to CNM, when she worked with two other students to bring back the CNM student government, which had been long dormant for more than three years, she said. “Somehow I ended up student-body president for a year. It was a really important experience for me, though,” she said. Roach also joined Phi Theta Kappa honors society and has contributed to a variety of events for studentrun organizations. She was also awarded the All State scholarship, which will pays recipient’s tuition at any four-year school in New Mexico for two years. “I have worked with a lot of really great people to bring

better awareness of student activities on campus, and it was a really big goal for me when I came to the paper to keep student organizations relevant in the paper. I feel like a side accomplishment of that was bringing the Chronicle back into relevancy for students, and getting more respect and recognition for the paper,” she said. One of the biggest accomplishments for the paper was raising the standards. Without a journalism program on campus, it became one of the missions in the office to find avenues of training. “We wanted to stop playing at journalism and learn to be journalists,” she said. Roach said she feels that this line of thinking is what made the paper better. “I think we have come a long way. We took ninth place twice with our previous editor, Paula [Bauman], and took third place with me as editor this last year in the same national journalism competition,” she said. The Chronicle staff have raised the standards in making

the community see the paper as a reliable news source on campus, she said. When it comes to the recent sex issue, Roach said she has mixed feelings. “I do not regret the issue, even though it got the paper shut down for a day, because we are on a college campus and those issues are relevant to students,” she said. She regrets what happened after the issue hit the stands, because CNM deserves credit for all the positive things it does for students, not a single negative event, she said. “I just wish there had been more overall recognition instead of just for this single issue, and I wish CNM had gotten the recognition it deserves for all the positive things this school does for its students,” she said. Her favorite thing about CNM is that there are so many opportunities here for students that are motivated to look for them, in terms of student organizations and scholarship opportunities. “I would tell new students who want to succeed and go on to a four-year college to

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Jyllian Roach, exiting editor-in-chief of the CNM Chronicle said she will miss CNM and the Chronicle.

get involved, because I see so many missed opportunities where students don’t feel like they have the time or that it isn’t important to be involved with extracurricular activities,” she said. In fall 2013, Roach will transfer to UNM with a journalism major and apply to work for the Daily Lobo, she said.

She said she does not know what comes after that, except that she loves journalism and advocacy. “It has been a three-yearlong, incredible experience for me, I will miss CNM and the Chronicle, probably more than I realize right now,” she said.

UNM/CNM/Sunport Transit Study

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The fourth series of public meetings is scheduled for the UNM/CNM/Sunport Transit Study – a project that will develop transit, land use, and parking strategies to improve transportation in an area that attracts more than 74,000 people a day! The study area includes UNM North, Central, and South campuses, CNM Main Campus, the Sunport area, and the surrounding neighborhoods. These meetings will discuss the analysis of the long list of potential transit alternatives, the alternatives recommended for further evaluation, and how land use will be integrated with the proposed transit service. By attending one of the following meetings, your feedback will help us select the final set of alternatives to evaluate and develop ideas on land use strategies: •

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 6 pm to 8 pm Loma Linda Community Center, 1700 Yale SE

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Noon to 1:00 pm UNM Student Union Building, Lobo Room A & B

Thursday, May 2, 2013, Noon to 1:00 pm CNM Student Resource Center, Room 204

More information about this project is available at: www.mrcog-nm.gov and www.facebook.com/transitstudy. For questions, please contact Tony Sylvester at (505) 247-1750 or tsylvester@mrcog-nm.gov. To request Americans with Disabilities Act related accommodations for this meeting, please contact Cheryl Wagner with Parsons Brinckerhoff by April 24, 2013 at: (505) 881-5357.


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weeks for their check from the financial aid department in order to purchase books at an outside bookstore or online. “I suppose they would be at a dreadful disadvantage,” George Pletsch, a full-time Math instructor, said. Pletsch said that he and the college try to work with students who have to wait to purchase their books at a later time. Those in charge of the financial aid disbursement policy say that holding onto aid until four weeks into the semester ultimately helps students because it helps the school. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s website, schools with a student

CONTINUED presented were amazing and inspirational, he said. “Being a Phi Theta Kappa member is a little overwhelming now that I think about it, but it comes with a great sense

of pride,” he said. There is a bar that has been set and he needs to exceed that bar not only for himself but for all current and future members of Phi

tuition increase is needed because of the loss of some state funding. “When our new budget starts on July 1, it will be $3 million dollars less than it was in 2008.

So it’s related to budget challenges, unfortunately,” said Moore. Academic transfer courses for Arts and Sciences will increase from $48.25 per credit

default rate of 25 percent or higher for three years in a row could lose access to federal student aid money. A default occurs when a student drops out after the seventeenth day of class in a term and does not pay back the financial aid used. Carrillo said that waiting to disburse money until after the seventeenth day makes it less likely for a student to drop out and default. CNM‘s current default rate is 13.8 percent and is expected to be 24 percent for next year because students are not paying back their loans, said Carrillo. The staggered disbursement policy, which allows CNM to withhold financial aid for late-start classes, began in 2008 as a way to keep the institution

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from having to pay the government back funds for students who never showed up for class. “It saved the institution bad debt,” said Carrillo. CNM paid back about 50 percent less than the $1 million owed each year prior to the staggered policy, he said. Philip Bustos, vice president of Student Services, said contracting bookstore services to Follett saves the institution money as well. The commission earned from the bookstore goes to a fund that supports the bookstore as well as student health services, food services, and parking, he said. It is unclear how the commission from the bookstore is used to support these services as all of them produce

your own stuff and to have people look at it, but it’s exciting and it’s a good way to promote yourself,” he said. Many people showed up to the event, which inspired Crawford to keep the event going for future students, she said. “I am so glad people are having a good time, they’re walking around, they can see the talent

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Theta Kappa, he said. “When you become a member of a family of this size there is a need to have that family grow and be recognized as something everyone wants to strive

to be a part of,” he said He is willing to provide as much time as he can to the organization because he believes in the ideals of community and togetherness, he said.

“As long as there is work that needs to be done and I have the proper time to dedicate to it, I am more than happy to be involved and help with that work,” he said.

hour to $49.50 per credit hour. Full-time course loads for Arts and Sciences will go from $579 to $592 per term. Career Technical

Education courses will also go from $10.50 per credit hour to $14 per credit hour. For a full-time CTE course load, tuition will go from

$126 to $168 per term. The technology fee for all courses will go from $3 per credit hour to $4 per credit hour.

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revenue for CNM. Bustos did not provide clarification when reached for comment. More than 18,000 financial aid students, out of the 27,000 at CNM, must choose to buy more expensive books at the bookstore or wait until after classes have begun to save money. “One term my textbooks cost twice as much as my tuition because I had to buy them all new,” Sam Taylor, former Automotive Tech major, said. Sally DeMien, a Business and Administration major, said she likes to have her books right away to start preparing and reading before the semester starts and prefers to rent her books from the bookstore

in this room and it’s just fantastic,” she said. Crawford credits Donna Diller, Dean of Business and Technology, with

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because of the convenience of the bookstore being on campus. “I tend to get mine the minute I sign up for classes,” said DeMien. For a lower cost option, the bookstore contract requires the stores to carry a certain amount of used materials as well as offer a program to buy those books back at the end of the term. “Four out of every 10 books sold at the bookstore are used,” Ann Heaton, manager of the CNM Main campus bookstore, said. The contract also allows the bookstore to charge 25 percent above the publisher’s list price plus two percent as a freight charge on all new books. Follett’s contracts with other colleges and universities across

helping her purchase supplies and getting the event together, she said. “I’ve gotten a lot of support from my dean, Donna Diller, and then

the nation have also drawn criticism. The University of Tennessee received a $380,000 payment from Follett in 1998 for contract violations. Follett claimed the violations were an isolated incident involving a specific manager. In 2006, two students from Daytona Beach Community College in Florida filed a federal class action lawsuit against Follett and DBCC claiming that the contract created a conflict of interest as commission paid to the school was incentive for the college to look the other way while Follett overcharged students. The case was dismissed in 2008.



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FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

April 23, 2013

CHSS and MSE Final exam schedule spring 2013 Monday & Wednesday Classes: Mon. April 29 & Wed. May 1 Final Exam Class Time

Tuesday and Thursday Classes: Tues. April 30 & Thurs. May 2 Final Exam Class Time

7:30 or 8:00 a.m.

Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

7:30 or 8:00 a.m.

Tues. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

8:30 or 9:00 a.m.

Wed. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

8:30 or 9:00 a.m.

Thurs. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

9:30 or 10:00 a.m.

Mon. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 or 10:00 a.m.

Tues. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

10:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Wed. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

10:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Mon. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Tues. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

12:30 or 1:00 p.m.

Wed. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

12:30 or 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 or 2:00 p.m.

Mon. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

1:30 or 2:00 p.m.

Tues. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Wed. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Thurs. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

Mon. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

Tues. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

Mon. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

Thurs. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Mon. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Tues. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Wed. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Thurs. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

7:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

7:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Tues. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Once-A-Week day or night classes: Finals occur on the following dates as regularly scheduled: Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday April 26, 2013

April 27, 2013

April 28, 2013

April 29, 2013

April 30, 2013

May 1, 2013

May 2, 2013

Classes that meet for 12 weeks or fewer: Finals occur during the last regularly scheduled class period and day. Science labs: Finals occur as announced by intructors during the week of April 22-27, 2013.

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