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Summer 2017

An Indelible Mark

When Bill Torrey first stepped on Bentley’s campus, the last thing on his mind was becoming a vice president for University Advancement — again. He had just completed more than 20 years in the same role at Bowdoin College in Maine. Plus, he wasn’t sure if he could do in Waltham what he had done in Brunswick.

“The culture of philanthropy at Bowdoin was decades-old and needed awakening,” he says. “At Bentley, the story still needed to be told.”

Decoding Success

“Coding means to tell a computer what to do.”

This crystal-clear explanation, which many adults might struggle to articulate, comes from an 11-year-old named Liliana Renaud. She is learning about computer programming at the nonprofit KodeConnect, founded by Eval Silvera ’99 of Brockton, Mass.

The PROfile: Sam Ameen '84

“War reduces everything to angles,” writes Sam Ameen ’84 in an essay about being a combat photographer in Afghanistan. There are the angles of bullets marked by tracers flying through the air. And there are the camera angles Ameen used to capture the chaos around him.

Entertainment is Everywhere

These are days of high drama in the entertainment industry. Titans like MGM are struggling to stay on their feet. Upstarts like Netflix are taking over the world. And not too long from now, you might open a different app instead of changing television channels.

You may already be doing it.

For as long as video has existed, it has been defined by the places people see it. Movies are made for cinemas and sitcoms, for televisions.

Next Stop: Los Angeles

Star Attractions Among Alumni Angelenos

Watch a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; it’s like having a massive picnic with tons of people. Try one of the many hikes near the Hollywood Reservoir or Topanga Canyon near Malibu. The Pasadena flea market at the Rose Bowl is one of the largest in the country and incredible. Mariela Spillari ’10


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