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Quincy College part-time nursing students (from left) Jennifer O'Donnell, Carolina Goncalves, and Samantha Shockey. A recent decision by a state board essentially shut down the college’s nursing program.

EDITORIAL

Unlike Mount Ida, Quincy College took the high road

Quincy College put aside $4.5 million to help students after its nursing program was forced to shut down.

At Mount Ida, a mysterious benefactor with ties to the school’s president loaned it $16 million

Rosalie Stahl, a 98-year-old New York City real estate investor, is a longtime personal client of college president Barry Brown.

Carmin Reiss, chairman of the Mount Ida trustees, was questioned by state senators Wednesday about UMass’s plan to buy defunct Mount Ida’s Newton campus.

Mount Ida trustee tells Senate, ‘We had a perfect storm of failures’

The head of a state Senate committee said she will push to subpoena other top Mount Ida College officials after they did not appear at a heated hearing Wednesday.

Students filed into Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Saturday for Mount Ida’s final commencement ceremony.

EDITORIAL

By skipping hearing, Mount Ida College’s chief gets an ‘F’

Barry Brown should be on Beacon Hill on Wednesday to explain himself.

UMass Boston faculty vote no confidence in president, trustees after Mount Ida deal

The faculty council at the University of Massachusetts Boston has declared “no confidence” in UMass president Marty Meehan and the Board of Trustees.

Dorchester, MA--5/8/2018-- Maddi Walker a UMass Boston Sophomore (C) chanted with others during a rally after UMASS Boston students walk out of classes in protest of the Mt. Ida deal. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 09umassbostonpic Reporter:

UMass Boston students walk out to protest Mount Ida acquisition

Many University of Massachusetts Boston students and faculty have been in an uproar as classes and programs continue to be cut at their institution.

Laura Gilson was one of several parents who spoke about the pain caused by Mount Ida College’s closure. Her daughter Melissa attends the school.

‘Why are you preying on our children?’ Fury over Mount Ida closure at hearing

Parents and students voiced a deep sense of betrayal over the closure of Mount Ida College.

Faculty, students, and prospective students were surprised by Mount Ida’s UMass deal.

Mount Ida projected an image of success right until it folded

A Globe review and statements from officials reveal that while the small college projected an image of growing success, it quietly struggled with mounting debt.

Struggling Mount Ida College and the University of Massachusetts have struck a formal agreement for students of the small school to complete their degrees at UMass Dartmouth.

Mount Ida students scramble to find new schools

UMass Dartmouth, the designated landing place for the displaced students, does not offer all the programs that Mount Ida did.

Newton, MA- April 06, 2018: Mount Ida College in Newton, MA on April 06, 2018. Struggling Mount Ida College and the University of Massachusetts have struck a formal agreement for students of the small school to complete their degrees at UMass Dartmouth. Mount Ida will close, and UMass Amherst will acquire its campus as a Boston-area outpost.(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

Political anger grows over UMass-Mount Ida deal

Legislators are frustrated that they have received almost no information from UMass or Mount Ida about a deal to create a new Boston-area campus for UMass Amherst.

Mount Ida College.

Shirley Leung

UMass Amherst isn’t the bad guy in the Mount Ida saga

But there is still time to make sure all UMass campuses can benefit.

Mount Ida College has decided to close, and UMass Amherst will buy its campus.

Read the full statement from UMass’s president on Mount Ida College

“UMass Amherst’s financial commitment to this agreement has no impact – positive or negative – on UMass Boston’s operating budget,” Meehan said.

Boston, MA -- 3/05/2018 - UMass President Marty Meehan gives a

UMass president defends purchase of Mount Ida College

After days of scrutiny and criticism, UMass President Marty Meehan defended its decision to acquire struggling Mount Ida College in Newton.

Mount Ida College officials rejected the Lasell offer and instead struck a deal that forces students to continue their studies elsewhere and lays off about 300 staff.

Could Mount Ida College have stayed open?

Before financially strapped Mount Ida College struck a deal with UMass Amherst, the college rejected an offer from nearby Lasell College.

Mount Ida College has decided to close, and UMass Amherst will buy its campus.

Baker criticizes Mount Ida leadership after college’s sudden closure

Governor Charlie Baker sharply criticized the leaders of Mount Ida College for their abrupt decision to close the school, saying the college’s officials had not looked out for the students and staff.

Newton MA 02/24/18 The Campus Center at Mt. Ida College. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

EDITORIAL

UMass-Mount Ida deal smacks of empire building

So far, no convincing justification for the controversial transaction has been offered.

UMASS BOSTON: The campus has been beset by budget cuts and a hiring freeze.

Mt. Ida deal frustrates students, professors at UMass Boston

UMass Amherst will buy a new campus in Newton at a time when UMass Boston has been forced to cut costs.

Boston, MA -- 3/05/2018 - UMass President Marty Meehan gives a

JOAN VENNOCHI

Purchase of Mount Ida is an insult to UMass Boston

The message to UMass Boston couldn’t be louder: Your needs are expendable.

The campus center at Mount Ida College in Newton.

Mount Ida College to close; UMass to acquire Newton campus

The deal, finalized Friday morning by UMass trustees, was negotiated over several months as the small liberal arts college in Newton looked for ways to stay viable.

The University of Massachusetts’ flagship campus in Amherst.

UMass might help Mount Ida students finish degrees

News of the discussions comes two weeks after a deal to merge Mount Ida with nearby Lasell College fell through.