The changes come after students voted to get rid of the Colonials mascot because it’s offensive.
I guess Colonials is offensive? It’s George Washington University! From Campus Reform:
George Washington University announced Monday a new name for the space that houses some of its student services just months after students voted to scrap the college’s “Colonials” mascot.
“George Washington University administrators on Thursday debuted the newly-remodeled Student Services Hub during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Marvin Center,” a university news release reads. “The Student Services Hub – formerly Colonial Central – located on the ground floor of the Marvin Center is a shared services center where students, families and other members of the GW community can receive support related to financial assistance, student accounts and registration inquiries.”
“Student Financial and Registration Services – formerly Colonial Student Services – provides in-person, phone and email support for financial assistance, student accounts and the registrar and works closely with those offices to address student questions or concerns,” the release states.
The name changes come just months after Campus Reform reported that students at GWU voted to change the name of the “Colonials” mascot over concerns it was too offensive. In a statement at the time, a GWU spokesperson said, “the university has been following the conversation. The leadership of the University will continue to listen to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni as we study various naming issues.”
But the university has remained relatively quiet as to whether it intends to bow to students’ wishes and change the “Colonials” mascot.
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