UMASS AMHERST

University of Massachusetts Boston.
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Some students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus want officials at the system's flagship school, UMass Amherst, to reconsider their plan to acquire the 74-acre Newton campus of Mount Ida College.

Attendees of a City Council meeting in Springfield, Mass. stood up and applauded after approval of an order preventing the city from interfering in religious institutions that provide sanctuary to immigrants.
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We take a look at a unanimous vote taken by the Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council, as it passed an order saying the city will not interfere with institutions granting sanction to immigrants

Mount Ida students and personnel gather outside of Alumnae Hall for a meeting with UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson.
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The Massachusetts Senate plans to look into UMass Amherst's proposed acquisition of Mount Ida College. One senator said he hopes to learn some answers before the agreement is completed.

UMass President Defends Mount Ida Acquisition

Apr 11, 2018
UMass President Marty Meehan, in a file photo, at WBUR.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts system, is defending the decision to acquire the Newton campus of Mount Ida College, saying it will open essential work and internship experiences to students from the flagship Amherst campus.

UMass Amherst in a file photo.
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UMass Amherst has announced faculty and students may no longer be in a romantic relationship when one person has power over another.

Mount Ida students and personnel gather outside of Alumnae Hall for a meeting with UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Students at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, are scrambling for information after learning last week that the 118-year-old school will be acquired by the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, in 2011.
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The University of Massachusetts has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Mount Ida College, enabling the university system to establish a major presence in Newton, about ten miles from downtown Boston.

Driving.
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As Massachusetts prepares to open retail marijuana shops this summer, a public safety official from a state that introduced them a few years ago has some words of caution.

A computer circuit board.
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UMass engineers are trying to develop a computer that acts more like a human brain. 

Drinking Fountains
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Massachusetts is expanding a program testing water in public schools. Officials are using leftover money from an existing initiative to include Head Start and special education programs.

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