Meehan Defends Mount Ida Deal

University of Massachusetts president  Marty Meehan is defending his school's decision to purchase Mount Ida  College.

Meehan said in a statement that UMass had no role in Mount Ida  shutting down and that UMass was not chosen by Mount Ida administrators  over a previously-proposed merger with another school in Newton, Lasell  College. 

However, Meehan did acknowledge that UMass and Mount Ida had  conversations before Mount Ida considered merging with Lasell.

Locally, Elms College officials say they will work with students at Mount Ida to finish their studies with them.


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