Anthem shutters campuses after parent files bankruptcy

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As the new school year gets underway Tuesday for many area students, the 264 local students of Anthem College are dealing with the news that their school is shutting down.

Anthem has shuttered its Beaverton campus and many of its other campuses across the country. The closures came after Anthem's Florida-based parent company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, the latest sign of trouble in the controversial for-profit college sector.

Anthem informed its landlord last week that it was filing bankruptcy, said Chris Ebersole, of ScanlanKemperBard Companies, the real estate investment firm that counted Anthem as a tenant. Anthem leased 30,000 square feet in one of the office buildings at The Round office and retail complex in Beaverton.

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