Harry Bentley loved all sports, everything from baseball to horseback riding. He was even known to do gymnastics on the Boston Common during his lunch breaks.
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There are reports of a football game that occurred against MIT when what was then the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance was only a couple of years old. And there’s a picture of a basketball team from the early 1930s. But for most of the first half-century in Bentley’s history, the only organized sport at the school was candlepin bowling on Wednesday afternoons
Study and work were the predominant student activities for most of Bentley’s first 40 years. The Boston campus lacked spaces to gather other than smoking lounges.
1982, Fenway Park: Jim Rice, Wade Boggs and Dwight Evans lead the Red Sox, as former Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski begins his penultimate season with the team. Mark Balaban ’84, P ’20, then a Bentley sophomore, takes the “T” from Waltham to Yawkey Way more than 30 times from April to September. His seat in the sunshine costs $7.50.
The story of Bentley’s campus begins in a single room that housed a whist club. We all know of the school’s decades on Boylston street in Boston before moving to Waltham. But the story has an even more improbable start in this obscure card room in the Chambers Huntington building located on Huntington Avenue.
Growing up, Katherine (O’Keefe) O’Leary ’64 was athletic, but couldn’t play sports in her all-girl school. She spent a lot of time playing with kids in a local park — and the guys never minded that she was a girl.
In February 1917, 30 young men eager to study accounting gathered in a rented room on Boston’s Huntington avenue. They came to learn from a man who had left his teaching job at Boston University ... and was the best teacher of the subject they’d ever had.
Four hours’ sleep in a nondescript motel room. Meals grabbed on the run. Hours logged in airports and miles in rental cars. A head cold that never quite goes away. They all signal one thing to political reporter Dan Merica ’10: dream job.
Identical twins Ryan ’08 and Brendan ’08 Carrigan were born for business. Mom Cindy and dad Joe, both Bentley Class of 1980 accounting grads, were their enthusiastic cultivators.
As legions of beachgoers know, securing your place in the sun can be anything but relaxing. Some can thank Alex Esposito ’09, MBA ’10 for an option that avoids heavy traffic, limited parking and hauling gear over long distances.