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Feature Stories

Undercover Business

Issue: Spring 2019

The fashion industry is projected to grow 4 percent worldwide in 2019, according to research by McKinsey & Company.

My First-Gen Story: Ralph ‘Buz’ McDonald ’80

Issue: Spring 2019

My father worked for an oil company in Vermont, and I spent my summers working with him. I had always thought about a career in business.

The Trials and Triumphs of ‘First-Gen’ Students

Issue: Spring 2019

A first-generation student, as defined by the U. S. Department of Education, is one whose parents do not hold a baccalaureate degree.

My First-Gen Story: Sanjana Dhir ’07

Issue: Spring 2019

I had just turned 11 when my parents migrated from India to Boston. They wanted to raise their children here. I was the oldest of three and a role model for my brothers.

My First-Gen Story: Peterson Philippe ’20

Issue: Spring 2019

I grew up in Cambridge in a Haitian household, with my mother, an older sister and two younger sisters. We’re all ­five years apart.

Changing the Course of (Family) History

Issue: Spring 2019

Carolina Figueroa and Valerie Perez are separated by years, interests and backgrounds.

A Tour of the Century (and Then Some)

Issue: Spring 2019

At age 105, John Fagan ’34 may well be Bentley’s oldest living alumnus. He has seen 18 presidents — and even attended Calvin Coolidge’s funeral.

The ROI of Higher Education

Issue: Winter 2018

A conversation with Alison Davis-Blake and Mary Sue Coleman

Seeking Refuge

Issue: Winter 2018

A Sudanese refugee and a Puerto Rican executive prove that it's a small, small world.