UMass Boston Faculty, Students to Protest Trustees Meeting Amid Mount Ida Deal - NBC10 Boston

UMass Boston Faculty, Students to Protest Trustees Meeting Amid Mount Ida Deal

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    UMass Boston Faculty, Students to Protect Trustees Meeting

    Students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Massachusetts Boston are scheduled to protest Wednesday morning in the wake of the recent UMass Amherst-Mount Ida College deal.

    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

    Students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Massachusetts Boston are scheduled to protest Wednesday morning in the wake of the recent UMass Amherst-Mount Ida College deal.

    The protest is scheduled to take place before the University's board of trustees meeting at 9:30 a.m.

    It's the latest in a series of protests from members of the University who say that they are tired of financial cuts to their school.

    Under the $75 million Mount Ida deal, UMass-Amherst will take over the 74-acre Mount Ida campus in Newton for "career preparation programs," in science and technology fields that are in demand in the greater Boston area.

    Video Shows Officer Rescue Woman From Fiery Ala. Home

    [NATL-MI] Video: Dramatic Rescue From Fiery Alabama Home

    The Oneonta Police Department in Alabama this week released body camera footage of a rescue from a burning building on July 3. Two officers saved two people from the structure fire, according to police.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    The sale was approved by the state attorney general, but her office is still reviewing whether or not Mount Ida trustees violated their fiduciary duties.

    Mt. Ida students in good standing will get automatic admission to UMass Dartmouth.

    Earlier this month, a group representing the faculty of the UMass Boston issued a declaration of no confidence in UMass President Martin Meehan and the university system's board of trustees over the decision to purchase the Mount Ida assets.

    The group said it's superfluous to use the campus to build a branch of UMass-Amherst near Boston instead of using the UMass-Boston campus.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.