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Observer elects next Editor-in-Chief

| Monday, January 25, 2016

The Observer General Board elected current News Editor Margaret Hynds as Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 term this Saturday.

Hynds, a junior living in Pangborn Hall, is currently pursuing a major in political science with a minor in business economics.

“Margaret is one of the most talented, resourceful and reliable reporters at this newspaper, and I can think of no one better to take on this position,” current Editor-in-Chief Greg Hadley said. “This coming year will be a busy one for The Observer, but under Margaret’s leadership, I am confident it will also be a historic one.”

A McLean, Virginia native, Hynds has headed the News department since March 2015. Throughout her time in the News department, Hynds has written extensively about mental illness and sexual assault on campus. Prior to serving as News Editor, she served as an Associate News Editor in the winter of 2015.

“I am delighted at the opportunity to lead The Observer for the next year,” Hynds said. “I’ve learned so much in my time on this staff, and I hope to keep up the energy and enthusiasm from this year’s Editorial Board moving forward.

“I look forward to continuing coverage of issues that affect the student body.”

Hynds will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief on Feb. 28.

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