George Washington University to Stop Using ‘Colonials’ Moniker

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Sports Illustrated

By Joseph Salvador The nickname has been criticized for glorifying colonialism. View the original article to see embedded media. The George Washington University board of trustees announced Wednesday that it will eventually no longer use the “Colonials” moniker as a nickname and cited the “division among the community about the moniker” as the reason. The nickname has been criticized for glorifying colonialism. “The board recognizes the significance of changing the university’s moniker, and we made this decision only after a thoughtful and deliberate process that followed the renaming framewor…

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