George Washington University Narrows List to Replace Its Colonials Name

From a Washington Post story by Nick Anderson headlined “George Washington University narrows list to replace Colonials moniker”:

George Washington University, for the first time in nearly a century, is hunting for a new nickname. Its governing board concluded last year that GWU’s longtime moniker, Colonials, is too divisive, evoking for many a history of imperialist oppression and probably straying from what the namesake Founding Father would have wanted after the army he led defeated the British in the quest for independence.