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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 5:20 pm

ALBUQUERQUE — Some New Mexico State University students are unhappy with part of a new grading policy implemented this summer after being approved last year by the university’s regents, but a faculty leader says the new system is more fair and precise.

The policy generally adds or subtracts a third of a point to a student’s GPA for a plus or minus letter grade, but students say it’s unfair because it doesn’t include an extra third of a point for students who get A-plus grades, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

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