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Today 12:44 a.m.

Op-ed: Student Aid Bill of Rights will help more Americans afford a quality education

Editor's note: While this piece has published in other states across the country this month, we're excited that The Hatchet was the only newspaper in D.C. offered the opportunity to run this submission.

12:25 a.m.
Sophomore Megan Linn throws towards first base for an out in the Colonials' 9-1 loss. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Softball remains winless in A-10 play, drops two at home

Despite a hard-hitting effort, the Colonials (14-13, 0-4 A-10) dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Bonnies (6-12, 2-3 A-10) this weekend, trounced 9-1 in the first contest and 6-2 in the second.

Sunday March 29
7:37 p.m.

GW shaves a clean slate to sweep conference home-opener

Clean shaven for the first time since October, the baseball team swept its Atlantic 10 series against St. Bonaventure, winning the first two games by one run and blowing out the final game to the tune of 8-1 on Sunday.

2:52 p.m.

Fifth annual Blossom Kite Festival colors the sky

Kites glided through the sky at the fifth annual Blossom Kite Festival held at the Washington Monument on Saturday.

Saturday March 28
6:45 p.m.

Apple CEO, Commencement speaker Tim Cook plans to donate fortune

Cook, who has been with Apple since 1998, told Fortune magazine that he wants to continue to direct his riches toward worthwhile organizations after he pays for his 10-year-old nephew's college education.

2:47 p.m.
International Night

Fashion, food and fun at International Night

GW Class Council offered a taste of cultures from around the world all under the roof of the Marvin Center's Continental Ballroom for "International Night."

Friday March 27
12:41 p.m.

Relisha Rudd, one year later

For GW students – particularly freshmen, who were not here to follow the case initially – and for D.C. residents in general, we should be outraged by the way the city has handled its homelessness crisis.

12:16 p.m.
Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

Remembering the relevance of SA elections

Like them or hate them, there’s tremendous value in student elections.

11:56 a.m.

Letter to the Editor: A senior’s perspective on cuts to the music department

An open music department improved my life at GW in ways beyond measure, and seeing that door close to others is heartbreaking.

12:55 a.m.
Junior Andie Dowd hugs presidential candidate Ben Pryde after the presidential results were announced. Dowd won this year’s election with with 2,659 votes in a three-candidate field.
Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

Photos: 2015 Student Association Elections

A total of 5,456 students voted in this year’s election.

Thursday March 26
10:42 p.m.
Junior Casey Syron won the executive vice president race with 2,213 votes. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Andie Dowd wins SA presidency with platform focused on wellness

Junior Andie Dowd was elected the next president of the Student Association on Thursday, winning the election with 48.7 percent of the vote.

9:27 p.m.

Vote to renovate Corcoran Gallery of Art pushed to next month

The board was supposed to vote on GW's plans Thursday to renovate the 17th Street building, but board members said that since the University submitted more information for the case, more review will be needed before a decision can be made.

9:04 p.m.

The Hatchet’s 2015 SA Elections Liveblog

Follow along as The Hatchet presents breaking news on SA elections from the heart of GW democracy - J Street.

10:00 a.m.

Petition to restore funding to music departments gathers nearly 800 signatures

Nearly 800 people have signed a petition asking the University to restore funding to the music department, as well as the theater and dance department.

Wednesday March 25
10:16 p.m.

Op-ed: Students in Greek life should come together to combat racism

As members of organizations that tout strong values and close-knit communities, Greek students should most fiercely condemn racist rhetoric – not perpetuate it.

12:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball’s Jones nominated for WBCA All-America Team

Women’s basketball junior Jonquel Jones was nominated for the 2015 Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division I All-America Team, the Association announced Wednesday.

12:05 p.m.

Video: Highlights from the Student Association presidential debate

The Student Association debate took place Tuesday evening in Jack Morton auditorium.

Tuesday March 24
11:16 p.m.

Holmes Norton urges students to fight for reproductive rights

Norton spoke alongside leaders from Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Rights Action League. The group urged the audience to “Fight for our right to choose.”

10:46 p.m.

Softball suffers two losses in opening day of A-10 play

The softball team suffered a double dose of losses in its Atlantic 10 opener against La Salle on Sunday, after entering conference play with eight wins in a row.

6:34 p.m.

Wanted: Hatchet copy editors

Prior journalism experience is not required, and the spot is open to undergraduate or graduate students of any field of study.

4:51 p.m.

Freshman Bryant transferring from men’s basketball

Freshman guard Darian Bryant will transfer from the men's basketball team, an athletics communications staff member confirmed Tuesday.

4:24 p.m.

Op-ed: Graduate and undergraduate students should form partnerships

Undergraduates can gain mentors and contemporaries willing to push how they apply critical thinking to their interests, and graduate students can better understand how academia is changing with new student populations.

2:56 p.m.

Campus groups host student night at the Textile Museum

The museum, which officially opened this weekend, has over 19,000 textiles and carpets.

2:54 p.m.

Sophomore Griffin to transfer from men’s basketball

Griffin, who suffered from the lack of spacing on the court this season but struggled with inconsistency in his shot, was the only sophomore on the team.