The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Community Information and Education Division, has awarded Bentley a 16th consecutive grant in the amount of $30,000 for the operation of the Bentley Consumer Action Line (BCAL), a service-learning program where students mediate consumer complaints against local businesses. The grant will allow Bentley students to mediate consumer complaints against businesses located in Lincoln, Lexington, Waltham, Wayland, Weston, Winchester and Stoneham.
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Bentley College, a leader in business education, and City Year, a leading nationwide youth service organization, join forces in a first of its kind partnership to encourage students to give a year of national service through City Year and also receive scholarship support and internship opportunities with leading global organizations.
In the most recent survey of the country’s “Top Wired Colleges” conducted by PC Magazine and the Princeton Review, Bentley College was named #4 among the top 20 schools in the nation.
Bentley College joins 4,000 colleges and universities in cutting trays from their dining services within the next five years. The initiative begins this fall with the elimination of trays for the Seasons Dining Hall in the Student Center.
Bentley College was selected to host the 2008 Summer Institute for Outstanding European Students from July 13 to August 16. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program made it possible for 20 students from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the U.K. to spend five weeks at Bentley to learn about the United States, its people and culture.
The student-run Bentley Investment Group (BIG) - responsible for managing nearly $600,000 of endowment funds - had an outstanding performance year in a very difficult and challenging market environment, according to the group's president Eric Wald. The equity portfolio is managed solely by students, under the advisement of faculty adviser Kartik Raman. There are more than 100 active members.
In the most recent U.S.News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2009, Bentley College is ranked among the Top 50 “Best Business Programs” in the country at #43, up from #48 last year. Bentley is also ranked #4 among the Top 10 “Best Universities-Master’s (North),” up from #6 last year. In the business specialties category, Bentley’s Management Information Systems ranked #17 nationally and #2 in New England.
The Bentley Women’s Leadership Institute will present a special workshop series for mothers who are weighing their career options. “M.O.M.: More Opportunities for Mothers” is designed to assist women who are beginning to make decisions about the next phases of work and life. The workshop series runs for four Wednesdays - September 17, October 1, October 15, and October 29 - from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bentley campus in Waltham.