“We’ve never heard of ‘business ethics.’” The grant refusal by the National Endowment for the Humanities came swiftly and spoke volumes of the times: It was 1974 and the country under President Richard Nixon was in the thick of the Watergate scandal.
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When a Bentley friend passed away after graduation, Ney Peralta '10 wanted to make sure his legacy lived on.
The first formal gift to Bentley was Bentley itself. On July 1, 1948, Harry Bentley donated his entire interest in the school to a nonprofit corporation managed by a Board of Trustees. That act has benefited generations of Bentley students, and it aids a greater need that is universal today.
“The way that I approach my classes is experiential in nature,” says Economics Professor Aaron Jackson, winner of Bentley’s 2015 Innovation in Teaching award. “So I not only teach the theories that come out of the textbooks but how to apply them to what we see in the real world.”
Carolyn Magid was there at the beginning.
Studying abroad for Kyle White ’18 didn’t just mean an international adventure; it also meant deepening global Bentley friendships. As a Santander fellow at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Kyle was in the shoes of Austrian classmates who had studied abroad at Bentley the year before. Now, he was the one immersing himself in a foreign culture and classes — and it was an experience he says he’ll never forget.