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Mount Ida College has reached a definitive agreement in principle with the University of Massachusetts that will lead to the establishment of a new UMass
campus in Newton focused on the innovation economy, health care, business, computer science and other STEM specialties.
UMass Amherst will acquire the physical assets of the 74-acre Mount Ida campus in the N-Squared Innovation District where it will establish career preparation programs for high-demand fields that serve the Massachusetts innovation economy, the university announced.
UMass also said it was committed to “preserving the character of the idyllic Mount Ida campus and serve as a custodian of its