Tufts University renames student information portal because of ISIS

Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.
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Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

Tufts University is the latest victim of an unfortunate name, having to rechristen its new student information portal due to negative connotations with the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Tufts Daily reports that the student portal had to be rebranded just over a year after it debuted.

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The portal was called 'iSIS,' which stood for Integrated Student Information System, and was launched back in March of last year well before the terrorist group was on the public's radar. 'ISIS' was replaced with the name of the student portal that predated it, SIS or Student Information System.

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The portal is used by students of the Boston-area university to check grades and register for classes. So far, it looks like the name will be the only thing that changes, with the system's functionality remaining the same.

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