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Spring 2009

Media Tap Bentley Experts

Faculty and other members of the campus community continue to provide insightful analysis and thoughtful commentary for print, broadcast and online media.

MarketWatch. Professor of Finance Roy Wiggins and students from his Seminar in Micro-Lending course are profiled for launching an organization that will provide small loans to local entrepreneurs. Others to feature the story: AOL Money & Finance, Yahoo News,,, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal and Baltimore Business Journal (October 28, 2008).

Bleeding Green: Michael Connelly ’86

Michael Connelly has Boston in his blood. Born and raised in West Roxbury – where he still lives – the former Bentley baseball player also carries sports close to his heart. These twin passions jump off the pages of his two books: the marathon chronicle 26 Miles to Boston (1998) and Rebound! Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird, and the Rebirth of Boston, which hit bookshelves in December 2008. The latter chronicles life on and off the parquet during the 1970s, when court-mandated busing of Boston public schoolchildren polarized the city.


Taking the Pulse of Telemedicine

Little “Joey” is very sick and his parents are in a panic. The 2-year-old arrives by ambulance at a suburban hospital an hour outside Boston, where emergency physicians quickly determine that death is imminent. What should the team do next? What’s the best intervention for a child in this state of crisis?

A pediatric intensivist would know. But keeping that kind of specialist on staff is not practical for community hospitals, which typically see only one or two critically ill children each year. 

Small Grants Spark Big Ideas in Diversity

A wealth of creative ideas landed in Duncan Spelman’s e-mail inbox last year when the Bentley Diversity Council launched a program of “mini-grants.” From games to tours, discussions to dance, the proposals aimed to cultivate awareness and respect among all members of the campus community.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of applications,” says Spelman, the university’s director of diversity. The 17 proposals came from students, faculty and staff. “The response speaks to people’s readiness to address diversity issues through a wide variety of approaches.”


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