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Notable news stories about Bentley, appearing in print and online, from April to August 2014. Look for the latest coverage at

USA Today

Top 10 Business Schools in the United States

Bentley is the #2 business school in the nation, according to College Factual. USA Today reported on the new ranking of the top 10 business schools in the country, highlighting strengths of each school cited.

Readership: 26,300,000

Listen & Learn

Jonathan White calls hunger in the United States an invisible epidemic. His research on the subject includes interviews with 54 Americans who battle under-nutrition as a result of poverty; a survey of over 200 college students to assess their awareness of the issue and their beliefs about those who are hungry; and an intensive literature review of national and regional data. White tackles the issue in his forthcoming book, Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America. 

Subject: Jane Ellis is Retiring!

“Reply all” responses to a general-announcement email are generally annoying, embarrassing or otherwise cringe inducing. But at Bentley this summer, the replies delivered an electronic group hug for a soon-to-retire colleague. Here are excerpts from the original message and the spontaneous tributes it inspired.


Thursday, June 13, 2014, 1:57:41 PM

From: Roy (Chip) Wiggins III

To: Faculty & Staff DL

Saving the Biotech IPO

During the biotech IPO boom in 2000, a lot of people made money; but very few products ever made it into the hands of consumers. Bentley’s Laura McNamee, PhD, and Fred Ledley, MD, trace the problem to business models with a glaring gap between science and commerce.

Scientists and investors, they point out, have very different value systems.

Lessons of Brotherhood

In Tim Anderson’s Sociology of Native American Peoples course, there is no final exam. No cramming, no summary of facts, no recitation of acquired knowledge. Instead, students write a final paper answering one question.

What did you learn?

“If I’ve done my job right, students learn more about asking the right questions than getting the right answers,” says the 30-plus-year Bentley veteran. “And while they learn a lot about Native American life, they learn more about themselves.”

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Wall Street Journal

Bentley University Tries to Make Business and Liberal Arts Pay Off
President Gloria Cordes Larson tells the Journal how Bentley’s model of education combines business and the arts and sciences, to produce more well-rounded graduates.

November 7, 2013

The Business Case for Science Literacy

This article originated on the university’s IMPACT blog, which features thought-provoking insights from faculty, staff and alumni. To read more postings, visit

On March 14, in Washington, D.C., a group of business school educators and administrators gathered at the National Academy of Sciences with leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss an unlikely topic: climate change education for future business leaders.

The Shape of Education to Come

Bentley authors share their experience developing curricula that combine the study of business, social and natural sciences, humanities and the arts. The result is part road map, part call to action.

A slender volume of collected wisdom aims to shake up business education in a big way. Edited by Dan Everett and Gordon Hardy, the new book is a primer on the business-meets-liberal-arts model of study that Bentley has pioneered. 

Media Tap Bentley Experts and MarketWatch. Professor of Marketing Rajendra Sisodia is a media resource on several topics in his field. For the Letters department of, he and a colleague spar with the writer of a previous article, on whether globalization leads to greater market share for fewer players (January/February 2008). Sisodia also supplies insights on Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo Inc., for a profile that appeared in MarketWatch (December 6, 2007).

Character Study

Bentley faculty took center stage to bring business cases to life for the undergraduate course Financial Reporting and Analysis. The skits were a lighthearted approach to teach students some serious lessons about how accounting principles play out in the real world.


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