An article in the Globe has the latest on UMass Amherst’s controversial acquisition of Mount Ida College in Newton. 

The faculty council of UMass Boston has released a statement calling on UMass Amherst officials to halt the proposed purchase of Mt Ida, including declaring “no confidence” in UMass president Marty Meehan and the university’s Board of Trustees.

The council, echoing previous criticism of the deal, said UMass Amherst’s plan to buy the Newton campus would “further complicate and weaken the already difficult process of equitable allocation and distribution of public funds across the university system.”

They faulted Meehan and the trustees for having “failed to communicate with the faculty, staff and students of the UMass Boston campus regarding such a detrimental plan and [seeking] to prioritize the interest of one campus over the well-being of another campus.”