We will miss Mount Ida, but UMass’ plan is great news for Newton

I’ve had several requests to post my column published in the Newton TAB about the closing of Mount Ida College and the plans to acquire the campus by UMass Amherst.

We should all be grateful for all Mount Ida has meant to Newton and concerned for its current students, faculty and staff. But Mount Ida is not coming back. And it’s important for us as a community to be concerned for not just

Mount Ida and Lasell Colleges discuss merging

According to this report in the Boston Globe, the presidents of Mount Ida and Lasell are hoping they can keep tuition costs lower by joining forces. “It offers the opportunity to maintain two beautiful campuses and very small classes and the traditional New England...