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University of Massachusetts president Marty Meehan is pushing back against skeptics who say UMass Amherst's plan to acquire Mount Ida College will undermine UMass Boston and that UMass interfered with Mount Ida's merger talks with Lasell College.

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education is requesting more information about Mount Ida College's plan to shut down at the end of the semester and transfer its 74-acre campus in Newton to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The number of Boston Public School graduates attending and completing college within six years has risen significantly in the past decade. But challenges persist for Black and Latino students.

A proposed merger between two small colleges in Newton is off the table. Lasell College has ended talks of merging with another struggling school, Mount Ida. The dead deal reflects how hard it is for small colleges to stay afloat in a competitive higher education marketplace.

UMass Amherst will acquire the physical assets of Mount Ida College while Mount Ida students will be offered admission to UMass Dartmouth.

Governor Charlie Baker has confirmed that the University of Massachusetts is in talks with Mount Ida College following reports that UMass may be interested in acquiring the Newton school.

In the 1970s and ‘80s, Massachusetts’ public schools were considered mediocre by many standards. Today, the state’s school system ranks among the best in the world. What happened?

A new study out today finds over a third of college students have been hungry in the past year, and a small percent were homeless.

Kat Taylor, co-founder of a community development bank in Oakland, California, and the wife of philanthropist Tom Steyer, is the first member of that board to openly embrace the environmental cause.

It's unlike any deal we've seen in the history of higher education. For the first time, a state university is buying a for-profit college.

Earlier this month, a regional accreditor in Indiana approved Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University. While Purdue administrators cast this as a move to enroll more adult students, some faculty and outside observers are deeply skeptical.

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