Good morning, everyone, and adios, Tom and Pete. Here are the five things you need to know in Boston business news to start your busy workday, and we’re really close to spring.

Small colleges bucking the trend

This week’s cover story, by Hilary Burns, looks at New England colleges competing for a shrinking pool of students, but thriving despite such demographic headwinds.

UMass online slow to progress

One year after announcing an ambitious idea for a new online college, the UMass president’s…

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