Starting in May, the UMass Amherst business school is offering a degree-granting program on the former campus of Mount Ida College, in Newton.

Some professors at UMass Boston are angry about the move. They see it as UMass Amherst competing directly with UMass Boston’s business school.

UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management will offer a master’s of science in business and analytics on the old Mount Ida campus.

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson.
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At a press conference on January 15, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the small, liberal arts college was seeking a "strategic partner." She didn't specify any potential partners, or say whether it would necessarily be another school.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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UMass Amherst said it's talking with Hampshire College about closer collaboration, after Hampshire announced it's seeking a strategic partner in the face of financial difficulties.

A CDC web tool provides a flu "forecasting" model.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is publishing weekly flu forecasts on its website. The data model is led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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The Massachusetts House is investigating a "plausible" allegation of inappropriate conduct involving at least one representative, stemming from an alleged incident at the orientation session for new members held at last month at UMass Amherst.