The Graduation Pledge that ten of thousands of students around the globe have signed, is currently headquartered at Bentley, and has become a project of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. The Bentley students that took the pledge are committed to consider how their work will impact out world.
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A team of Bentley students placed second in the 2012-2013 Association for Information Systems National Student Competition. The teams had to develop a comprehensive analysis and high-level design solution based on the case study of a car racing school's efforts to improve the quality of its business processes. Immediately after, the same team participated in Walmart's IT Challenge competition in mixed-school teams with participants from about 30 leading IT schools around the country.
A team of Bentley undergraduate students headed to Capitol Hill to canvas congressional leaders about implementing a new "Energy 101" curriculum aimed at teaching basic energy principles at U.S. colleges and universities. Students met with key decision makers and groups such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many more.
Bentley has continued strong efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and that has led to two recent accolades for our sustainability practices. These accolades include The Princeton Review's list of top environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2012-2013 University Green Power Challenge.
Bentley's Center for Business Ethics will be hosting the 2013 Global Business Ethics Symposium, sponsored by State Street Foundation. The symposium, the 9th in a multi-year partnership, is intended to unite business and higher education in the common goal of building a strong ethical foundation from which to serve many constituencies and communities.
We are very proud of our new ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek that Bentley is now ranked in the top 20 best undergraduate business schools in the nation.
A new student organization has formed on campus, the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC), a group dedicated to supporting a non-profit organization that they care deeply about- Bentley. To kick off the group formation, SALC will be hosting Philanthropy Week, which entails educational messaging around campus, expressions of student gratitude for their Bentley experience and endorsements of Bentley’s non-profit mission to educate tomorrow’s business leaders.
We are thrilled to announce that the speakers for our undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18th will be Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of The Life is Good Company. The two brothers will each receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree and will deliver the commencement address together during the undergraduate ceremony.