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Mount Ida College will close under a deal announced with the University of Massachusetts on Friday, with all 280 faculty and staff at the Newton-based liberal arts school losing their jobs, and students being offered admission at UMass Dartmouth.

Under the agreement, UMass Amherst will also acquire the 74-acre campus of Mount Ida. The deal comes two weeks after merger discussions between Mount Ida and Lasell College, another small liberal arts school in Newton, fell apart.

Mount Ida currently has…