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MLK Jr. Celebration Honors Indigenous Communities as Bentley Announces Formal Land Acknowledgment

February 2, 2023
The executive dining room in LaCava was filled to capacity for the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a popular event sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the MLK Committee that featured keynote speaker Winona LaDuke, an advocate…

Why DEI Matters More Than Ever

January 27, 2023
The economic and existential crises wrought by COVID-19 had a profound effect on the nation’s workforce: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 47 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in 2021, an unprecedented exodus now known as…

Defining Voice for Inclusion

January 12, 2023
Andrew Fox ’25 knows what it’s like to be on the outside. When he came out in high school, the initial response from his classmates was one of acceptance — but then he noticed stares in the hallways and undertones of judgment.    “It was kind of, if you don't…

Year in Review: Our Favorite Stories from 2022

December 23, 2022
The Bentley community had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2022, including the inauguration of the university’s ninth president, E. LaBrent Chrite, the campus return of our undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies and a visit from the Kingdom of…

From the Classroom to Congress, a Scholarly “Superstar”

December 22, 2022
Dhaval Dave wholeheartedly believes in the transformative power of a college education.   As proof, the Stanton Research Professor of Economics points to his own undergraduate experiences. Like many first-year college students, Dave entered New Jersey’s…

Global Storyteller

December 20, 2022
The stack of books on her nightstand is evidence that Kerisse Seepersad ’22 loves reading. But she also loves storytelling — and believes that stories can be strengthened through data analytics and research. She’s learned this firsthand how to use data to…

Why It’s Hard to House the Homeless

December 19, 2022
When temperatures begin to fall in Massachusetts, donations to help the homeless begin to rise. Whether financial or in-kind — a category that includes warm socks and winter coats — these donations help the estimated 20,000 men, women and children across the…

World of Wonder

December 12, 2022
For many college students, study abroad has become a rite of passage, an eagerly anticipated opportunity for cultural immersion that promises to transform their personal, professional and academic lives. In 2020, however, COVID significantly limited students’…

Shopping Small Means Big Impact

November 25, 2022
The Saturday after Thanksgiving marks an American shopping tradition growing in popularity: Small Business Saturday, held this year on November 26, encourages consumers to do their holiday shopping in person or online at local, small businesses. Shopping small…

Two Appointed to Leadership Positions

November 22, 2022