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Chains on business school’s doors

December 18, 2013

Class is dismissed for those attending the Newport Business Institute — and it appears the school that has been in Williamsport for more than 50 years has closed its doors permanently....

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Dec-19-13 7:31 AM

the school was Sad from the get go. No Dean, teachers were not up to standards. this will bring disappointment to those students that worked hard all them semesters and now not knowing will they get there diplomas. Merry Christmas

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Dec-18-13 10:57 PM

Typical liberal. Its the liberals fault this school closed down. Everyone knows it was the liberals taxing that drove them out of business

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Dec-18-13 6:26 PM

There's an article on triblive dot com about the closings. This included Oakbridge Academy of Arts as well. From the article:

"Oakbridge Academy of Arts and Newport Business Institute closed Monday, apparently the victims of the owners' contentious divorce, financial problems and the resulting elimination of federal funding, according to court documents."

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Dec-18-13 5:02 PM

mh21680, I hope you are able to retrieve your funds. If you have a contract and it was not fulfilled you should be able to get your money. That said, I hope you don't have to stand in line with other creditors, that could be a very long process. Good luck.

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Dec-18-13 4:55 PM

I'm so sorry this happened to the students of that school. PLEASE don't give up! What you were doing was so much the right thing, and God will see to it what you learned there will help you in some unimagined way. And if you can, try to continue your education at another school. I am so sorry, yet I feel strongly you'll be rewarded for your efforts.

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Dec-18-13 2:46 PM

Thank Barrack Hussein

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Dec-18-13 1:28 PM

we sat in classes with no heat or hot water because we wanted our degree badly in return we get nothing. they didn't even give us the money that was due to us from our loans they kept it thieves...

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Dec-18-13 1:01 PM

That is so sad. Where is the director or instructors for the school? Aren't they able to step forward and shed some light to the situation? I hope the students can receive some help. I don't know how, Newport's credits don't transfer out.

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Dec-18-13 12:25 PM

He added that Penn College will "help as many as we can."

Is it that hard to see what happened here?

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Dec-18-13 8:54 AM

I feel sorry about the students. However Newport are rip off artist. They tell you that they will help you get a job. Right... No help from them. Went and got my degree and can't use it.

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Dec-18-13 8:44 AM

Something is rotting in Denmark!

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Dec-18-13 8:23 AM

This makes me sick as I was in my last term of classes and graduation was so close and now I have no idea what I am going to do!

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