‘It was gaslighting’: Students upset over Pittsburgh Technical College closure

Bryce Bladen of Gettysburg didn’t mince words Tuesday about having moved across state to pursue a degree in graphic design at Pittsburgh Technical College — a degree he suddenly must finish elsewhere.

“It was gaslighting,” the 20-year-old said of what turned out to be dubious reassurances.

For months, college leaders including President Alicia B. Harvey-Smith said PTC had no plans to close, even as financial and enrollment woes mounted, as employees and board members left, and even as the school’s accrediting body warned publicly Friday that PTC’s days might be numbered.

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