George Washington University's new nickname stinks.

 George Washington University changing sports team moniker from "Colonials" to "Revolutionaries."

 Name change driven by student, faculty, staff, and alumni engagement. New moniker reflects the GW community and its spirit.

Decision made to remove association with a slave-owning past. Washington D.C. at the forefront of addressing racist names in institutions.

Name change to take effect in the upcoming school year. George Washington University President Mark S. Wrighton expresses gratitude for community involvement.

 "Revolutionaries" chosen to align with the school's history and values.

New moniker chosen to be distinct and representative of the GW community.

Active engagement of students, faculty, staff, and alumni throughout the process.

Decision aims to foster inclusivity and address historical legacy.  Change reflects a commitment to progress and embracing a more inclusive identity.