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George Washington University to drop ‘Colonials’ moniker


WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University says it is dropping its “Colonials” moniker because “it can no longer serve its purpose as a name that unifies.” The school announced Wednesday that it will keep using “Colonials” until a new name is introduced. That is expected by the 2023-24 academic year. The school has used “Colonials” since 1926. A special committee looked into the moniker’s history and delivered a report to the school president in March 2021.

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