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Student-Led Vigil Will Honor Victims of Newtown, CT Shooting


Student-Led Vigil Will Honor Victims of Newtown, CT Shooting


Campus Life, News

The Bentley campus community will come together for a student-led vigil to remember the 26 victims of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT. It will be held on the evening of December 17th at 9:15 p.m. in the Back Bay Rooms in the Student Center.  

The vigil to commemorate the 20 children and six adults who lost their lives on Friday, December 14 is being sponsored by dozens of campus organizations. The event will include student speakers, singing and reflection.

Bentley University President Gloria Larson expressed the following message to members of the university community this weekend:

"As so many of us struggle to understand the incomprehensible, senseless loss of lives in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, we are keeping the families of the victims and their community in our thoughts and prayers. A student-led vigil is being planned for Monday evening, December 17. I hope we all can find some comfort in the closeness of our community and our own families.”

For more information about the vigil please visit the Facebook Event Page that has been set up:

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


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