Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mayor Warren had a few seconds of fame in Time Square, thanks to Mount Ida College.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren recently made a big appearance in New York City's Times Square -- and he didn't even have to leave his office at City Hall. Warren was recently featured on one of the Times Square Jumbotrons as part of an ad package promoting the Mount Ida College 2013 Commencement, where Warren will be the featured speaker. According to the Mount Ida College Marketing and Communications Department, the photo was posted on the Reuters sign in Time Square as part of Mount Ida's distribution package through PR Newswire. Warren will receive an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree at the Mount Ida ceremony, which will be held Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. Newton Patch Facebook | Twitter | Email Updates | Instagram
Monday, April 8, 2013
Warren, Anita Hill and Paul S. Grogan will receive honorary degrees from the college at the May 17 graduation.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren will give the Mount Ida College commencement address at the school's Friday, May 17, graduation ceremony, according to an announcement from Mount Ida. Mount Ida officials will also be giving honorary degrees at graduation to three people, including Warren; Anita Hill, Brandeis University's senior advisor to the provost and professor of law, public policy and women’s studies; and Paul S. Grogan, president and chief executive officer of The Boston Foundation. The trio will receive honorary Doctor of Social Science degrees from the college, according to a press release. Commencement will be held on Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. on the Mount Ida campus. About 200 students are set to graduate. Last spring, then …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The school will make improvements this summer that aim to benefit both commuter and residential students.
While many students return home or head to full-time jobs this summer, Newton's Mount Ida College will be busy with a $12 million campus renovation and building project. In a press release issued Monday, Mount Ida announced it is "undertaking a major facility development and improvement plan" that includes a new student center, a new fitness center, expansion of academic facilities and reconstruction of the school's largest residence hall. “Mount Ida is experiencing tremendous growth in its career-focused programs. We are building to meet that demand to provide our students with the best campus facilities possible to match our superb majors and program offerings. When the project is completed this fall, our residential and commuter …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The incident happened Thursday night after a talent show on campus.
Updated 10:47 a.m. with a statement from Mount Ida. Officers from the Newton, Boston, Waltham, Brookline and State Police departments responded to Mount Ida College Thursday night after a large fight broke out on campus, police said. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to Carlson Hall around 10:40 p.m. Thursday for a "large disturbance" that involved approximately 100 people. The disturbance was made up of multiple fights, police said, and occurred during a talent show hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Office. According to scanner reports, pepper spray was deployed during the incident. As a result of the disturbance, one man was arrested, three men were summonsed and one person was treated by EMS for minor exposure …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes schools that are helping and embracing America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The following is a press release issued by Mount Ida College: Newton, MA—Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Mount Ida College to its Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. “Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Mount Ida College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Mount Ida Mustangs pulled out a last-minute victory against UMass Dartmouth last weekend, making the celebration of the new turf field even sweeter.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Last Friday was a big night at Mount Ida College -- not only did the school celebrate a new field and stadium, it also celebrated an exciting home victory. With less than two minutes left to the season's home opener, the Mount Ida College football team managed to convert a 47-yard field goal to defeat UMass Dartmouth 21-24. The game took place following the official ribbon cutting of the new field and state-of-the-art stadium, which features new artificial turf, new lights, new bleachers, a press box and a scoreboard. Newton Mayor Setti Warren and new President Barry Brown were on hand for the ribbon cutting and coin toss. A full game recap is available on the Mount Ida Athletics website.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Moving Day is upon us. If you could get the returning college students to change one thing about how they act and interact, what would it be?
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Saturday, September 1, 2012
That low, steady hum you hear in the distance is dozens of U-Haul and Ryder trucks descending on Newton. Saturday is moving day, when thousands of college kids return and move into their new apartments. While Mount Ida College started school earlier this week, Lasell College and Boston College will begin classes after the Labor Day weekend. If you had the chance to change one thing the college kids do in your neighborhood, what would it be? Would you rather they tone down the parties after 2 a.m.? Or are we being too hard on the students, who bring a lot of spending power to local businesses and hungry parents to neighborhood restaurants? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The suspect is wanted for armed robbery, police said.
Newton Police released a sketch Thursday morning depicting the suspect who reportedly robbed the Mount Ida College bookstore Tuesday. The suspect, who is wanted for armed robbery, is described as a black male, 5'7", stocky build, with facial hair and a raspy voice. He appeared to be in his 20s and was wearing a plain black hoodie. According to police reports, the suspect knocked on the door to the Mount Ida bookstore around 8:55 a.m. The employee working at the store figured it was a student trying to sell back textbooks, so he went and unlocked the door. At that point, the suspect pushed his way into the bookstore and went straight for the register, keeping his right hand on an object on his waist and motioning as if he had a firearm. …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The suspect implied he had a gun, but did not show an actual weapon.
Updated 10:14 a.m. with details from the Newton Police Department. Newton Police officers are searching the area around Mount Ida College campus this morning after a man reportedly robbed the school's bookstore and made off with an "undetermined" amount of cash. According to Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker, the robbery was reported at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect reportedly motioned toward his waist as if he had a weapon, but no actual weapon was shown. The suspect did have a "bulge" under his shirt, Apotheker said, but it was not clear whether the bulge was a weapon. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, 5'7", stocky build, with facial hair and a raspy voice. He appeared to be in his 20s and was wearing a plain black hoodie…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The commencement was held Fri., May 19, 2012.
U.S. Senator John Kerry offered advice, well wishes and congratulations to the 300 students who graduated from Mount Ida College on Friday, May 18. Kerry was the keynote speaker at Mount Ida's 113th commencement, which included 223 students graduating with baccalaureate degrees, 63 with associate degrees and 14 with master's degrees. Mayor Setti Warren also took part in the ceremony as an honored guest who greeted the Mount Ida Class of 2012. Sen. Kerry received an honorary Doctor of Law degree along with Barbara A. Lenk, associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Gerald Chertavian, CEO of Year-UP, received an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree. A full copy of Kerry's speech is included in the .pdf section to the…