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Lasell College and Mount Ida College are in discussions about a possible merger, the Newton-based liberal arts schools announced over the weekend.

In a joint statement, the presidents of Lasell and Mount Ida said they had formed a committee to consider a merger and hoped to sign an agreement “within a few months.”

Lasell and Mount Ida have enrollments of around 2,100 and 1,550, respectively. They are among a growing number of small, private schools nationwide that are considering joining forces…