This article appeared in the March 7, 2005 issue of the Hatchet.
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A week after officials announced the moniker’s retirement, advocates for the change welcomed the decision while others called on officials to keep the moniker.
The proposed changes will enhance protections and alter the language to include sexual orientation and gender identity for LGBTQ+ students.
History has saddled GW with a brand that fails to reflect its values, and changing the Colonials moniker now would rectify that grave mistake.