Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

UTI Wikipedia's Page Cleaned Up

Well, well, well. Looks like someone went on the UTI Wikipedia page and deleted the controversial history of UTI. The "Lawsuits, investigations, and sanctions" section was taken out on May 10 2019. I wonder if the person who deleted is a UTI employee or part of their PR team.
1) 2001 lawsuit by a former employee accusing UTI of violating Title IV regulations about incentive compensation for admissions reps- gone
2) UTI under investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General- gone
3) UTI under investigation by the US Attorneys Office of the Western District of North Carolina- gone
4) Being placed under heightened monitoring status- gone.

Well played, UTI, hidding that stuff from showing up when prospective students or their families do their research.

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“Btw I was being sarcastic in saying "Good on UTI for getting their PR people out to clean up their reputation and make comments on thelayoff to defend themselves" unfortunately the sarcasm was lost to some.”

Not lost - the ongoing negativity just isn’t helpful to anyone.

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Btw I was being sarcastic in saying "Good on UTI for getting their PR people out to clean up their reputation and make comments on thelayoff to defend themselves" unfortunately the sarcasm was lost to some.
Have fun. I guess it's very important to the home office to come here and comment, down any comment that criticizes them. Didn't think they'd be so petty. Gotta earn those bonuses.

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Good on UTI for getting their PR people out to clean up their reputation and make comments on thelayoff to defend themselves. We've known home office has been aware of this site for a while. What I want to know what CollegeMeltdown thinks of his edits disappearing, apparently all the controversial stuff was taken out due to being "inaccurate"
The thing about wikipedia, home office and your online bots, is that all the edits get recorded and for every one of your people that you have clean it up, someone can come in and undo the edits. It's a cycle that will keep on repeating.

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Post ID: @6qit+142Z3gjw

Wikipedia has citations to articles to back up what is posted. The average prospective student and family has no way of knowing the lawsuit or investigations UTI has faced, what with admissions reps telling them about how great the school is. Wikipedia does come up on the first searches for the school and people can easily follow the citations to the published articles. You may be dumb enough to scoff at this but obviously the Wikipedia page was important enough for UTI to clean it up. I recall once at a meeting discussion the bad publicity the organization was getting. It was a genuine concern.

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Post ID: @4gqn+142Z3gjw

Everything listed is in public SEC documents. If you are dumb enough to "research" schools through Wikipedia, you probably couldn't pass their classes anyway.

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