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A Certain Something: Remembering Dr. Diane Moul

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Members of the Bentley community reflect on life of devoted professor

Moul was a Senior Lecturer in the English and Media Studies Dept. BY NAThan MARCHAND COPY EDITOR

Whenever misfortune strikes our community, our sense of unity and compassion is reaffirmed by our reactions and resilience. We have endured many hardships and when we lose one of our own, we are re-

minded of our fragility. Professor Diane Wellins Moul of the English and Media Studies Department lost her courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 4 at age 63. Dr. Moul’s students, friends and colleagues have since described the indelible mark she left behind. Their eagerness to

profess their admiration for Dr. Moul is evidence that her impact was profound and her legacy will be long-lasting. “Professor Moul was widely respected, much admired and truly loved by students, faculty and staff,” said Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University. “Diane had a deep impact on many, both inside and outside the classroom and she will be very much missed. I know the entire community joins me in sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her husband, Andy, as well as to other family members and friends.” Moul was a resident of Providence and went to high school in nearby Cranston. She went on to get her Bachelor of Arts in English and Masters of Business Administration in Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moul returned to Rhode Island to complete her doctorate in English at the University of Rhode Island while starting

her 23 year teaching career Moul worked for 11 years in throughout Rhode Island and marketing at Procter & Gamble Massachusetts. Dr. Moul held and Needham, Harper & Steers adjunct positions at Rhode Is- where she gained valuable field land College, Bryant College, experience which she later Clark University and Bentley brought to the Bentley classUniversity where she started in room. “I was Diane’s officemate the fall of 1999. “Throughout her illness, Di- when we were both hired as adjuncts in the early ane missed “Throughout her 2000s,” said ProBentley greatly illness, Diane missed fessor Traci Aband wanted very Bentley greatly and bott. “Diane almuch to come wanted very much ways impressed back to teach. to come back to She cared about me with her teach. She cared the students treenthusiasm for about the students teaching, commendously and tremendously...” loved the envibined with her Professor Joan Atlas ronment at Benthigh standards ley and in the English and Media for herself and her students. She Studies Department in particu- did not shy away from complex lar,” said Joan Atlas, department topics, but enjoyed teaching adjunct. “As a former adjunct students to appreciate both the herself, she was always greatly complexity of a book or film and supportive of the adjuncts in our their ability to comprehend it. department.” Her upbeat and optimistic naMoul was promoted to Lec- ture was also effective in engagturer in the fall of 2005 and Se- ing students, because she was nior Lecturer in 2010. SEE MOUL, PAGE 6 After completing her M.B.A,

CAB hosts Color Run University to cluster courses T-shirts went from white to bright as over 100 Bentley students were covered in paint this past Sunday morning. The CAB-sponsored Color Run was a huge success despite the cool and rainy conditions. A group of eager runners gathered at the upper green space in anticipation to be blasted by 250 pounds of chalk paint. The course was a quick 1.5 mile jog around the upper campus loop route. Volunteers stationed at tables throughout the course were armed with modified fire extinguishers to blast dry paint. This is one of the many events that Allie LeBrun and Jack DeTonge, Sports and Recreation Co-Chairs, have been working on since getting back to school this fall. LeBrun commented saying, “We are very happy with the turnout. The event sold out on MyBentley very quickly.” 200 spots were available online for the first to sign up. Runners who did not have a chance to reserve a spot on-

line were allowed to register on Sunday morning. Campus Police was notified and was fully cooperative with the event. Coordinators set up cones that marked the route along Forest Street and the sidewalk. All runners were advised they had to follow along the designated path and medical help was available if needed. The paint used in Color Run events is non-hazardous. As proof DeTonge demonstrated on fellow coordinator LeBrun, who was somewhat unwilling, by dousing her with smurf-blue dust just before the race began. Apparently, it didn’t taste horrible. A Bentley event would not be complete without Andrew Scopes behind his DJ equipment. Scopes added a little life to the sub-par Sunday. “This weather is awful so someone has to keep these people happy” he jovially remarked. He did just that by flooding the green space with some feel good party tunes. CAB president, Bobby Smith, helped out at one of the SEE COLOR RUN, PAGE 6

Option will allow students to fuse business and arts BY MICHAELA STEPHENSON VANGUARD STAFF WRITER

Starting next semester, Bentley students will have the opportunity to take part in “fusion” courses, which will combine an existing business course and an existing arts and sciences course together into a 6-credit cluster. The fusion courses will be offered as a double-block that will meet twice a week. Last semester, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Juliet Gainsborough and Associate Dean of Business Programs, Dorothy Feldmann, teamed up to introduce this new concept of fusion courses. With the help of the other associate deans, the two reached out to faculty, requesting proposals for potential clusters. “Bentley’s curriculum has long emphasized the integration of business and arts and sciences,” said Gainsborough, “These fusion courses are another way to take advantage of the unique education available at Bentley.”

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Funding from UTC will support resources for honor students. Gainsborough and Feldmann acknowledged the current integration of business and science, citing the successes of the Liberal Studies Major (LSM) and the Business Studies Major (BSM). The two programs allow students to pair business and arts majors together. However, Gainsborough and Feldmann wanted an even more narrowed approach of fusion, going straight to the courses

themselves. The LSM and BSM provide a broad connection across the curriculum, but there isn’t any sort of link at the individual course level. “A business professor and an arts and sciences professor [will work] together to connect two courses and highlight the intersections and common threads,” said Gainsborough. SEE CLUSTER, PAGE 6




Reverse vending machine offers an easy and fun way to recycle on campus.

New app allows users to get free stuff by supporting local businesses.

Team proves victorious in front of enthusiastic Parents’ Weekend crowd.





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THE VANGUARD 50th EDITORIAL BOARD Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452

Editor-In-Chief Managing Editor General Manager

Jeff Breault ‘14 Lindsay Beauregard ‘14 Brian Fuerst ‘14

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vicky lin ‘15 Nicole Chabot-Wieferich Director, Student Activities George Donnelly Executive Editor, Boston business journal


Three events you don’t want to miss

1 2 3 The Business of Relationships Part II

Day: October 16 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: LaCava 305 Host: Catholic Campus Connection

The event will discuss topics such as the public nature of dating and relationships; five things you need to know about self-love; and how to develop the skills of selfknowledge

Bentley TV Premiere

Day: October 17 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: The Pub Host: Bentley TV

Come to the first Bentley TV premiere of the year! Eat free food, watch funny videos, and win some prizes!

Homecoming Day: October 19 Time: Event schedule available online

Come show your Bentley pride at the football game and other campus events including a festival, carnival rides and beer garden, as well as the Class of 2013 Zero-Year Reunion.

Editor’s pick Adobe Creative Cloud Workshop Day: Monday, October 21 Time: 6:00 p.m. LocAtion: Smith 301

Staff Writers Alex Delong ‘15, Emily Ellis ’15, Billy Fitzhenry ’15, Ian Giancursio ‘15, SEAN Harrington ‘14, Sai He ‘16, Jess hughes ‘14, Meghan Ryan ‘14, BRIAN SHEA ‘14, michalea stephenson ‘15, Nick Toselli ‘17 Columnists JULIE DELONGCHAMP ‘15, ANGELA HARt ‘14, Moussa Hassoun ‘14, KEVIN LARYEA ‘15, JoN MIKSIS ‘16, USAMA SALIM ‘17 Production AssistantS Sarah egner ‘17, Brendan Gerety ‘17, JUlie Keedy ‘16, USAMA SALIM’17 Photographers virginia duffy ‘17, Brendan Gerety ‘17, Alex yuan ‘17

Come to the Adobe Creative Cloud Workshop to learn how YOU can become a better asset to the professional world using Adobe applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and more.

You will also be hooked up with a free month of Creative Cloud!

email mail Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 USA phone +1 781.891.2912

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Help keep our walls clear: Enforcing the poster policy The university’s poster policy, as found on page 24 of the student handbook, aims to “allow the Bentley community to post materials on campus in a manner that is consistent with the mission and the values of the institution.” Even with this policy, however, it seems that the halls of our academic buildings become covered with outdated event flyers and posters. Halfway through the semester, the brick walls are hidden behind a rainbow wall covering of posters and tape. How does this happen? The poster policy clearly states that “sponsoring organizations and individuals are responsible for removing all postings within two days after the activity or election.” The answer is that there is once again another policy that the university fails to enforce. Last week, we covered the blatant failure to enforce the campus smoking policy. It seems as if many of our policies are worth putting in the student handbook but are simply not worth enforcing. This unfortunately sets a terrible precedent for the student body. While the Smith Center was recently cleared of its posters because of the Fall Open House, the Smith staircase is normally a tunnel of outdated

event posters. One can walk the stairs and see posters that are over a month old. These violations are not limited to just Smith—the outdated posters can be found in every academic building. Outdated posters are everywhere, yet no one seems to be held responsible. According to the student handbook, decisions regarding the poster policy issue rests with the administrative staff of the Office of Student Activities. We challenge this staff to better enforce this policy so that our walls remain clear, impactful and inviting. The benefit of removing posters may not be evident to all. As outdated posters take over the walls, people start to ignore the postings because they become irrelevant. As students and faculty walk the halls and see the same posters every day, they stop reading them. However, if the posters provided new, relevant information, people would be more likely to notice them. The benefits are two fold; the campus appears neater and cleaner and your organization gets more recognition. Taking down outdated posters does not have to be difficult. Posting posters is usually time- consuming because a strategy has to be made, posters have to be

printed, tape has to be ripped, stairs have to be climbed and halls have to be walked. Taking down posters, however, is much easier. Encourage the members of your organization to look out for outdated posters and tear them down as they walk to and from class. This helps to spread the responsibility to all of your organization members and is very efficient. It all comes down to being responsible for your actions and following the policy; if you want to advertise, take down your posters within two days after the event. Outdated posters seem to be the most obvious and prevalent violation of the poster policy, yet many other aspects of the poster policy, such as “Where to post” (page 24), “Where NOT to post” (Page 24), and “How Much, How Long, and How to Post” (page 23) are also routinely abused by student organizations. It is important for organizations to realize the benefits of abiding by this policy to help create a more engaging environment for members of the Bentley community. So we challenge you to keep our walls clear and take down your outdated posters. Perhaps a quick review of the poster policy will do you some good.


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MaJOR: marketing MINOR: law HOME TOWN: Granby, CT

What are you looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to just spending one last year together with my friends. This has been a great senior year so far and I am really going to

What is your favorite event on campus? My favorite events are all of the sporting events. I enjoy supporting Bentley’s other sporting teams outside of just the tennis teams. What are your goals for this year? Mainly to have one more great year at Bentley and to do the best I can possibly do academically and athletically while still maintaining the friendships I’ve made throughout my years at Bentley. How are you feeling about graduation? I am feeling bittersweet about graduation. I am excited to enter the next stage of my life, but I am going to

miss everyone and everything at Bentley. What are your plans for the future? Two years of being a paralegal and then I plan to enter law school. Advice to seniors/ words of wisdom: It’s been a great time at Bentley thus far. This is our last year of college; let’s try to make it just as great or even better! What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Bentley? I matured so much from being at Bentley. One thing that Bentley really has taught me is to take responsibility for your actions. Everybody makes mistakes, but it’s really important to know when you do, and learn from them.

STUDENT CONDUCT SUMMARY October 2 - October 9 Total Number of Cases 19 Total Number of Individuals Involved 30 Individuals Dismissed from Responsibility 0 Individuals Admitting Responsibility 30 Number of individuals found responsible by Conduct Board 1 Number of educational sanctions given 24 Number of Work Sanctions 0 Number of Parental Notifications 1 Cash total of fines given $325 Number of students given a Verbal Warning 6 Number of students put on Written Warning 24 Number of individuals put on Probation 0 Number of individuals put on Disciplinary Probation 0 Number of individuals who lost 15 housing credits 0 Number of individuals who lost 30 housing credits 0 Number of individuals put on Suspension (Housing) 0 Number of individuals put on Suspension (University) 0 Number of individuals expelled 0 Provided by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Fall break is almost here! Take time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with those you care about. Meaningful conversation is key when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships!

Alright, alright faithful, a Fire Safety Officer perscut-loving police log read- formed a fire drill at Falers, this week we are trying cone West. So what, have something a little different. the previous 8 fire alarms These robust reporters dis- just been practice? Do fires covered a glutnot happen in tony of SeptemN U I V Y E E R L S T m o c k ber, when I TY BEN worthy s o m e incidents people get in this their first w e e k ’s kitchens university and don’t police log know how vault, so to cook? N A D INFO VE SER we are goW e ’ r e ing to share not trying them all with to put too THE D VAN GU AR you in a “quickmuch heat on hitter” format. If the safety officers, you don’t like it—too we’re just asking some bad. We don’t like you. burning questions. Tire-d of Sexist Jokes? On the first day of October, a female student reported that her tire had been slashed. When officers arrived, they determined that the tire had been cut due to hitting a curb. We had a really funny joke written involving the obviously false stereotype of women being bad drivers, but our editors said we couldn’t publish it. Why? Because certain people on campus are obsessed with political correctness, have no sense of humor, and suck the fun out of everything for everyone else. Welcome to the 21st Century! Get the Picture Some fine folks from the Student Center recently phoned Campus Police and claimed that a camera wasn’t working. Upon further inspection, the camera refused to take pictures simply because the person using it was over the age of 30. As we all know, technology “doesn’t work” for people of other generations. Jersey Boys Late last Monday night, Campus Police responded to Miller Hall for a report of a student feeling ill. Shortly thereafter, the student was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital. This is clearly a case of an innocent Massachusetts kid going through his/her first encounter with someone from New Jersey. Word to the wise: don’t stand too close, you’ll puke from the smell.


Sappy Log Last week, a student reported a leak in Spruce Hall. Surprise! One of the young ones pissed herself! At least she went in a tree. Rhodes Hall - Ground Floor

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What are you involved in at Bentley? I am the tennis team cocaptain and I am a StudentAthlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative.

miss seeing these friends every day after graduating from Bentley.

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Wet On Monday, an RA called to report faulty machinery in Spruce Hall. It wasn’t blowing hard enough. And left everyone’s hands wet. It was a hand dryer, you sickminded people. Shower Power One morning last week, an RA called to report a clogged shower in a boys’ bathroom in Maple Hall. Also, nude photos of Miley Cyrus surfaced this week. You do the math. An Enlightened Idea One of the fine members of Bentley PD responded to the Harrington House, where it was reported that exterior lights were out. Isn’t the Purchasing Department in the Harrington House? Can’t they just buy new exterior lightbulbs or does such an action require an inbox-clogging campuswide e-mail chain? Yack City Baby Last weekend, an RA called University Police to report a sick individual in Spruce Hall. Officers discovered that the individual in question was a freshman male and he was vomiting in the hallway after a night of binge-drinking. This is really ground-breaking stuff, folks. In other news, the sun rose this morning and the Cubs aren’t in the playoffs… Shut the Oak Up! In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a sergeant was dispatched to Oak Hall to investigate loud noises being made. Upon arrival, officer told everybody to shut up and go to bed. Crazy how those things work. BY sEAN hARRINGTON & bRIAN sHEA the vanguard stAFF



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GB320 refines potential degree completion program BY LACEY NEMERGUT News editor

The widely renowned portion of the Bentley business core, the Integrated Business Project, known commonly as GB320, has taken yet another turn. This semester, six sections are working exclusively on a Bentley specific project, refining a potential Degree completion program. Degree completion programs have become increasingly common throughout Massachusetts and the general New England area. Spearheaded by Associate Vice Dean Dorothy Feldman, Bentley has been eagerly looking to expand into this market space. The program would target older students who have left their respective undergraduate institutions for various reasons, but are eagerly seeking to return to campus and earn their degree. “The program is designed for anyone who desires to get that piece of paper at the end of the day,” said course coordinator and associate marketing professor Poh-Lin Yeoh, Ph.D. This particular project is unique compared to past assignments which focused on outside corpora-

tions and boards, including the town of Lexington and Boston Tutoring Services. “It’s been very challenging for me to find outside companies,” said Professor Yeoh. “Even though there are corporate projects available, they may not fit into the requirements of GB320. There are many marketing projects that come my way…but the project needs operations and finance.” Professor Yeoh sees intrinsic value in the nature of this project, highlighting the issue of capacity as a realistic corporate obstacle. The university hopes to implement the degree completion program without changing the capacity of their faculty. Thus, students will have to accommodate extra classes without changing the number of professors on Bentley payroll. “It is true that there are definitely projects that vary in terms of interest [level] but I think at the end of the day, if what happens in [your mind] changes during the 12 weeks, you’ve learned something that you’re able to apply in the real world.” The first segment of the project included careful evaluation of the current competitors within the space of degree completion. Students have

analyzed specific aspects of other programs, focusing on unique elements and operational details. Following this preliminary research, students will progress toward their second assignment, collecting specific details on this unique market segment. Students will evaluate how Bentley can cater to their unique

needs, offering a more flexible schedule then the typical undergraduate coursework. The course continues to be graded based on a scale with a 3.0 average. Such a scale, according to Professor Yeoh, encourages “grading it with a critical eye.” “It’s such a learning experience. You have to deal with

different personalities. You’re learning how to manage this kaleidoscope of personalities,” said Professor Yeoh. When things go well, your character is never called into attention, but when things go bad…you start looking at yourself. There are certain social intelligences that students need to have.”

Degree completion programs target older students who have left their undergraduate institutions.

THE VANGUARD WILL RETURN ON OCTOBER 24. eNJOY YOUR FALL MINI BREAk! bE sAFE, RELAX AND HAVE FUN. The Vanguard is on hiatus during the fall mini break. We will continue our regular publication schedule on Thursday, October 24.

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There are so many reasons to celebrate Bentley this year. The Class of 2017 marks a milestone as Bentley’s centennial class. The Vanguard continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary as the official student newspaper on the Bentley campus. This semester we will be sharing noteworthy stories about Bentley’s past from the archives of The Vanguard.

34 Years ago this week Originally Published October 11, 1979

Bentley Pond Rejuvenated By John McGrath Do you ever wish you could go away… to a quiet and peaceful place? You can; check out the recently renovated Bentley Pond. Prior to the spring of 1979, the pond was in a state of ecological decline. It was no more than a swamp; overloaded with weeds and supporting little life. This past spring, the Bentley Trustee Committee, with the approval of Physical facilities, decided to do something. Money was allocated to reconstruct the pond and surrounding area to provide Bentley students and faculty with a clean and quiet green area to relax and study. Over the summer, the Wellesley Corporation drained the pond and removed the silt build-up from the pond bottom. Many of us have noticed the piles of dirt behind the Forest and Kresge apartment buildings. This dirt, taken from the pond, will be spread and seeded to provide more grassy areas. The pond project, as originally planned, is about 95 percent complete. The

pond has been cleared, benches have been installed and walkways have been constructed. New additions are an aerator pump that will be sunk in the middle of the pond. This pump will circulate air and water which should discourage unwanted plant growth but promote wildlife development. In addition, a yearly maintenance program (chemical treatment) approved by the Environmental Protection Agency will help control the growth of weeds

and algae. The pond is springfed [sic]. Presently it is one-half full in volume and when full will be 12 feet deep at its deepest point. At this time, Bentley College views the pond as a quiet, somewhat excluded place to relax and enjoy oneself. The pump will be removed during the winter months to allow the water to freeze. Skating will be allowed; however, this will be confined to the daylight hours because lights will not be installed.

The pond, before the rejuvination, was originally this swamp.

29 Years ago this week

Division III Football Debated After 14 years of playing club football, and winning 2 national titles back to back, why has Bentley’s football team not progressed to Collegiate Division 3? “The main problem would be scheduling games for them,” said Al Shields, Director of Athletics at Bentley. Shields feels Bentley should play other private institutions that have something in common with Bentley. However, at the time most of the private institutions within a reasonable distance of Bentley are locked into a conference schedule, or do not wish to play Bentley. Shields did say that there are some possibilities of getting 4 or 5 Club teams to move to Div. 3 at the same time, which would work out well.

26 Years ago this week Originally Published October 15, 1987

Activities fee designed to improve offerings By Renee M. Gurry

Originally Published October 11, 1984

By Bob Reid

This file photo shows one of the early Bentley signs on Forest St.

Shields is also apprehensive about how well Bentley will be able to compete in Div. 3. Some teams that recently made the switch from Club to Div. 3 have not done well. Lowell, one such team has only won 3 games in their last 3 seasons, and Fitchburg State, new Div. 3 this year, has been beaten badly and has not scored a point in 3 games so far. Shields was concerned that a move to Div. 3 might also exclude many students on the team who would want to play but do not have the ability to play Div. 3. The budget for the football program is not a major problem, but probably at least another $25,000 would be needed to make the step up. Shields also said that the move to Div. 3 would require the support of Bentley alumni.

For the first time since the team was started, positive steps are being taken to look at the possibilities of going Div. 3. A committee has been set up by Dean Zarle with Paula Mullen, Assistant Director of Athletics, serving as chairperson and will being meeting sometime this week. Mullen said the committee’s objectives are to survey, collect data, and weigh the positive points against the negative. After this a recommendation would be made to Al Shields, who would take it to Dean Zarle, who would then go to President Adamian. Paula said this could be realized by the end of the semester. Al Shields has also called for a meeting sometime early next year with other private institutions about possible scheduling. […]

In March of 1987, the Bentley College Board of Trustees adopted a $25 per semester Student Activity Fee which, according to official college literature released by the Student Activities Office, was initiated to serve as a means “to support the cost of sponsoring a diverse, co-curricular program of activities for all Bentley College students.” In essence, this fee was introduced and approved by the Vice President of the Board, and then passed on to you, the students—whether you are full or part time, evening or day, graduate or undergraduate—in conjunction with a tuition increase to sponsor the same events, organizations, and activities which had always existed and functioned in the past without such a fee. Is this new fee fair? According to Mr. Gary Kelly from the Student Activities Office/LaCava Campus Center, the purpose of this new fee is “to generate additional money for campus activities.” And, although Mr. Kelly agrees that the introduction of this fee in addition to a tuition increase may be a bit overwhelming, he believes that the $25 fee is fair because the College spends far more on student activities than what it actually generates. The college takes approximately $160,000 from the students through these fees to support and sponsor activities and programs that amount to a total of $239,670. So, although we must incur a nominal $25

fee, we must realize it doesn’t come close to fully supporting the benefits derived from such Student Activities, like free concerts sponsored by CAB, spring week and other campus events, and the shuttle to Harvard Square to name a few. In essence, the administration is seeking to allocate and disburse “student activity funds at Bentley College in a manner as to result in the greatest number of educational opportunities for students.” These educational opportunities include all undergraduate opportunities including student organizations—academic organizations, creative and performing arts organizations, campus media organizations, student government, recreational organizations, special interest groups, and programming organizations— as well as campus events, evening government organization, graduate student organizations, multicultural lectures series, and distinguished lectures series. Bentley College is constantly striving to provide its students with the greatest educational opportunities possible. And, obviously, we all agree that Bentley is a quality institution— we aren’t investing up to $50,000 in a degree from a mediocre college. So, although we may feel that this new fee is unfair because of the tuition fees which we are already paying, we must rest assured that the college utilizes and invests our student activity fees in the most diverse and highest quality activities, programs and events possible.

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stations near Miller Hall. He commented that “CAB was looking to do something new this year. We talked about a Color Run and it sounded like really a cool idea”. Bentley, of course, would never miss out on such a popular trend among college campuses and cities. CAB reached out on a Twitter and a Facebook page to po-

tential runners. Stay up to date on other fun events by following the Campus Activities Board on Twitter @BentleyCAB! Proceeds from donation boxes set up at the Color Run and the CAB sponsored tailgate before the football game, went towards the Make a Wish Foundation. The Sports and Recreation Committee displayed their ongoing commitment to charity with fun and fundraising this weekend.

Members of CAB wanted to host a new event on campus.



really sharing her love of literature with them. Diane’s previous experience in business, also, in my view, enhanced her ability to connect with students, because she knew how to explain the similarities between business analysis and literary analysis. She was also a generous colleague and a supportive friend, never hesitant to help or share assignments or resources when needed.  She loved teaching, she loved teaching Bentley students and she was and always will be one of my most influential pedagogical role models.” Moul’s devotion to her students and teaching has been reiterated by many. She was an influential peer and role model at Bentley for Abbott and others alike. “I had tremendous admiration for her commitment to her teaching and to her students,” said Wiley Davi, department chair of the English and Media Studies Department.  “She was always thinking of new and exciting ways to engage students with the course material. I will always remember with fondness Diane sitting on the couch in her office listening to her students talk about their writing. A week before she passed away, she came to campus and talked about how eager she was to get back into the classroom. We were eager for her return; she will be sorely missed.” Moul enjoyed teaching courses in modern American literature, Victorian literature and women in literature. She also worked to reclaim the works of Grace Sartwell Mason, an American travel and fiction writer. In 2008, Moul received a Bentley Publication Award. Bentley alumna, Taylor Murphy took all of her literature minor courses with Professor Moul. “Dr. Moul completely changed and positively influenced my years at Bentley,” said Murphy. “I can never thank her enough for teaching in a way that was not

only engaging but also interesting (resulting in me “minoring in Moul”). Not only was she an amazing professor to chat about my favorite Victorian novels with, but she was also my dear friend. She listened when I needed to vent about classes and provided sage advice when it came to my post-graduate plans. While it hurts to say goodbye (as well as imagine Bentley without her), I am forever thankful that I got to know Diane (and her puppies). I will miss and love her always. Many of Moul’s students have since described her as one of the best professors they have ever had. “She was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, both in the classroom and in life,” said Tammie Vicente, a senior. “I spent hours in her office, babysitting her dog, talking to her about writing, books, reading, the passion for words that I felt was being stifled here at Bentley and she encouraged me not to let go, not to give up. It’s not enough to say that she changed my life or that knowing her was a blessing. She gave and taught me so many things – unconditional kindness, unshakeable faith in my own potential and tough love when I needed it, along [with] the lessons she taught me about writing. She introduced me to some of my favorite books; she reminded me that life is not a straight line, but a winding road that ultimately comes back to what you love. She was an inspiration, a friend and so well-loved.” “Throughout high school I had been terrible at writing and English in general and was really nervous about taking a college writing class,” said Emily Williams who had Moul for both of her expository writing courses. “I couldn’t describe to you the way Professor Moul empowered me to feel better about my writing. Before handing in papers, Professor Moul had us come in to her office to have one-on-one meetings. My favorite memory is bringing a semester-long research paper to one of those

Last May, the associate deans read through the proposals submitted by faculty and chose the fusions that would work the best with students’ needs, making it worthwhile for enough students. This meant finding courses that would fill core course requirements, as well as ones that reached similar class standing. Gainsborough and Feldmann also looked for courses that offered several sections. The pair looks forward to seeing how these fusions will differ from the other non-clustered sections. The hope is that faculty involved will learn something from the fusions and be able to share with other sections of the course. The program will start with just two clusters next semester followed by two in the fall

of 2014. The two clusters offered this spring include Interpersonal Relations in Management (MG 240) taught by Professor Aaron Nurick, clustered with Women and Film (CIN 375) taught by Professor Mike Frank and Macroeconomics (EC 112) taught by Professor Bryan Snyder, clustered with U.S. Government and Politics (GLS 100) taught by Professor Girish sGulati. “For the most part, we plan to manage our courses the way that we normally do,” said Professor Gulati. “What will be different is that we will have a few common assignments where students will have to draw from both classes for their work.” Gulati recognized the interconnectedness of government and the economy, enticing him to join the fusion program. “Many of the policy controversies in American politics center on disagreements

over the role of government, particularly on the amount of government intervention in the economy.” Conversely, economic courses look to “develop a deep understanding of the short- and long-run effects of monetary and fiscal policy decisions on macroeconomic variables,” says Gulati. Because the courses are clustered, each will have the same group of students in both subjects. According to Gainsborough, this allows the faculty to combine the courses in exciting and innovative ways. Because it is the same group of students in each course, a student will not be allowed to enroll in just one part of the cluster. If students are interested in registering for a fusion course, be sure to check the course catalog before registration next month. If it doesn’t fit into the schedule this semester, there will be two more clusters offered next fall.

meetings and after having read it aloud, Professor Moul standing up and clapping. I have never felt so happy about any piece of writing in my 12 years of school.” Anthony Carter shared a similar connection with Moul. “Her attitude and fierce personality made me actually want to show up to class,” said Carter. “She taught with such passion and made me excel in writing and reading more than I ever have in my life.” Students also made personal connections with Moul who could relate to them and their lives outside the classroom. “I had spoken to her previously about my mom being sick, as I missed class before when leaving for visits to see my mother,” said former student, Ray Hayes. “I came to her office and she was so encouraging… We really related and she always gave me support through my hard times and I did my best to give her encouragement with her even more difficult situation.”

Moul’s influence on the Bentley campus resonates and although she leaves behind many friends, her memories will live on through many students and professors such as Diane Tetreault, retired professor of the English department. “I respect and admire Diane’s attitude toward life. She never complained and always fought her battles with dignity and strength,” said Tetreault. “I will always remember our gab sessions walking up the stairs on the way to class. We swapped ideas about what we were reading or what kind of assignments we were thinking about. It was a joy to be her friend and colleague. I will miss her.” “Diane was not only a close colleague, but also a very close friend,” said Judith Klein, Senior Lecturer. “I will always remember our lunch time chats.  We would sit in her office and just talk about our lives. She was a wonderful listener and a trusted friend.” While much can be said about

Moul by the loved ones she leaves behind, Professor Mike Frank, succinctly summarized Moul’s presence at Bentley. “I think I can safely say that she was both loved and respected by everyone,” said Frank. “Either one of those is hard enough; hitting both is a miracle.” The Moul family will be holding a memorial service this Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union at Rhode Island College. All are welcome to attend. A campus memorial service will be held in honor of Dr. Moul. Details will be conveyed when arrangements are finalized. Editor’s Note: Nate Marchand’s inbox was inundated with responses from students, colleagues and friends. While he tried to incorporate parts from every submission, he could have filled all 16 pages of this issue with your responses and memories. Moul’s family will be receiving all of your responses whether they made it to press or not.



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BY zack o’malley campus life editor

Why recycle? For some, the environmental impact is enough motivation to do the “right” thing and recycle. But, for most, recycling is something done more out of habitual routine or subtle societal pressure than environmental activism. Without a strong incentive, it’s easy to see how those Busch Lite cans can find their way into a garbage bag instead of that blue bin. So the question for the Office of Sustainability is: How do we get college students at a business school excited enough about recycling enough to motivate them? Easy answer: pay ‘em. In 2011, Boston-based startup Greenbean Recycle launched their very first, distinctive “reverse vending machine” on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Despite being just a burgeoning software company, with no prior experience in the business of recycling, Greenbean started a movement inspired by the success of the MIT machine. Today, the futuristic machines can be found on 8 different college campuses in and around the city of Boston including Har-

vard, Northeastern, Brandeis and now Bentley. We have to give the bulk of the credit to two Bentley students: Kevin Ma and Alina Usmanov. The two juniors, now working as interns for Greenbean, approached the Bentley Office of Sustainability about investing in a machine for the campus. “A lot of the past recycling initiatives had become stale,” said Usmanov. “We wanted to do something different to get people involved, something that produces that tangible effect.” Together and with the aid of Vice President for Administration and Finance, Kenneth Cody, the team allocated $14,000 for the purchase of the machine and $2,000 for its regular annual maintenance. For those who haven’t checked out the machine itself yet, you probably should, it’s pretty cool and extremely convenient. Junior Ned Furtney echoed this sentiment saying, “The Greenbean machine has done for recycling, what Greg Louganis did for the sport of diving.” Located in the lobby of Collins Hall, just past the mailroom, the reverse vending machine accepts plastic, aluminum and glass carbonated beverage

containers and reimburses you five cents each for your trouble. Before using the machine, make sure to check the label on the side of the receptacle for the letters MA, ensuring the machine will accept it. To use it, you must first register at Be sure to provide a phone number as this is necessary to sign in at the machine location in order to earn credit for your effort. The website might be cooler than the machine itself however, because it provides a detailed report of Bentley’s progress as a university, as well as personalized “tangible” metrics to see your own recycling impact. And as the organizers might have hoped, some of it might just surprise you enough to motivate you to become more actively involved. As an example, per the webpage, a dozen containers recycled saves 1.6 kilowatt hours or approximately enough energy to power a television for 9 hours or a cellphone for just over 1630 hours. So the next time you’re thinking about tossing those thirty empty Busch Light cans in the trash, just think, you’re throwing away enough energy to keep your phone charged for about 200 days. Oh and a dollar-fifty.

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Greenbean recycling machine located in Collins Hall

The recycling machine is conveniently located in the Collins basement.

Homecoming weekend welcomes alumni back to campus Oct. 18-21 BY JESS HUGHES

Vanguard Staff Writer

held in the Carleton Room in the Dana Center at 11:00 a.m. and the Graduate School Summit will be in the Back Bay rooms from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Homecoming festival will take place on lower campus between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., which is expected to have an array of different organizations representing, hosting games, activities and prizes. In addition, there is a post-game rally in Harry’s Pub, which gives students and alumni a chance to catch up and hang out. “I’ve seen myself and my friends grow a lot over the past three years. This year, knowing it’s my last undergraduate homecoming, I’m looking forward to celebrating what the Bentley experience is all about,” said senior Beth Goulet, hopeful for another great weekend of Homecoming memories.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall is setting in, the semester is in full-swing and it is just about time for everyone’s favorite weekend: Homecoming. Filled with various events and activities, Homecoming is always a Bentley classic, providing a community experience for not only our current students, but also our alumni. “I enjoy seeing so many alumni come back to campus. It’s a great time to make fun of them for not being in college anymore,” said Connor Deneen, a current senior and President of the Residence Hall Association. This year’s Homecoming line-up includes athletic events, rallies and reunions. On Friday, October 18, Falcon Fest kicks off on the green space from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.,

which will feature various activities presented by various Bentley organizations, as well as a performance by Bentley’s Cheerleading team at 4:30. As in past years, students can expect games, prizes and of course, tons of food. On Saturday, October 19, the events begin at 8:30 a.m., when the campus eateries open for food selections. Two of our teams are also hosting alumni games that morning; women’s lacrosse at 9:00 a.m. and women’s volleyball at 10:30 a.m. There is a football game at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, where the Falcons will challenge the AIC Yellow Jackets in front of what is projected to be the biggest crowd of the season. For those who may not be as interested in the athletics, there are a few informational sessions that will be conducted throughout the day. “Bentley Past and Present” will be

There is no spokesperson with a catchy phrase to remind the driver to slow down, stop eating, quit messing with the radio or pay attention to the road.

There’s Only You. Speak Up.

Homecoming is one of the cherished fall events on the Bentley campus.

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Glee: Saying goodbye is never easy

Falcons share their thoughts.

What does Christopher Columbus mean to you? naya lee ‘16 MaJOR: Information system audit & control

It’s great that Christopher Columbus discovered America; it shows one small thing can have a big effect!

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Monteith’s beau Lea Michele worked to create the farewell episode. Carissa Rose devito ‘14 MaJOR: management LSM: ethics and social responsibility

I like that he had a vision. He did something that no one else did. I relate to him because I am Italian and go to the parade in my town every year.

ben shoham ‘16 MaJOR: idcc

A break from midterms.

kiley caravella ‘17 MaJOR: undecided

BY alexandra delong Vanguard Staff Writer

Saying goodbye to a beloved TV character is always difficult, but popular television show Glee will also have to say goodbye to the man who played a character that helped make the show a global phenomenon. On July 13, actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel of a drug overdose, shocking legions of Glee fans who knew him as Finn Hudson, the charismatic captain of the football team and undisputed leader of the glee club. A prominent character in the first four seasons of the show, Monteith was planning to be heavily involved in the upcoming fifth season and filming was scheduled to begin just days after news of his death was released. With family, cast, crew and fans heartbroken, many were unsure how the show would proceed. Even more problematic was figuring out how

to continue with Lea Michele, who plays another lead character on the show, in addition to having been Monteith’s girlfriend in real life. It was Lea Michele, however, who decided it was necessary to keep the show moving forward and began working to create a special episode dedicated to the character and the actor. The episode, titled ‘The Quarterback’, will feature current cast members performing songs to remember the life of someone who was as important to the success of the show and as he undoubtedly was to each of the actors personally. Songs such as ‘If I Die Young’ by The Band Perry and Bob Dylan’s ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ will be included in the episode; the latter of which will be performed by Michele. Many of the songs will be hard to listen to and was even harder for the cast to perform. The shooting of the episode took place only one

month after his death. Show creator, Ryan Murphy, told reporters at thewrap. com, “Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance, because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it. I’ve never seen a crew where you can’t continue shooting because they left the room sobbing. With the sensitive nature surrounding Monteith’s death, many were wondering how the show would address the issues of drug addiction and if his character would suffer from the same fate. While Murphy did consider the idea, he ultimately decided that it would not be revealed on the show how the character dies, as he felt doing so would take away from celebrating his life and remembering the exceptional person he was. Since his real-life death, only positive recounts of Cory Monteith, the person, have come forward. Co-star Diana Agron posted an official statement on her blog saying, “He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent.” And that is exactly how his character will be remembered as well. When the episode airs, fans will hopefully see it as a fitting tribute to all that Monteith had accomplished in his four years on the show. If you plan on watching it, make sure to have some tissues ready. With the goodbyes on the show coming so soon after being forced to say goodbye to such a cherished person, it will not be an easy sendoff. But as every character needs a proper goodbye, so does Monteith and Glee hopes to end his story properly: with love, care and song.

Even though he was not the one who discovered America, without Columbus, we would not be the country we are today.

matt schick ‘14 MaJOR: marketing

The same thing it means to everyone else... nothing.

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Tonight’s episode titled ‘The Quarterback’ will honor Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson.


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Falcons share their thoughts.

What would you add to the new Student Center?

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306,100. That is the number of tweets per minute (TPM) Miley’s audacious 2013 VMAs performance generated. To provide some context, February’s Super Bowl power outage peaked at a mere 231,000 TPM. Since that rambunctious evening, Cyrus has become one of the most polarizing figures in the eyes of today’s celebrityobsessed culture. It hasn’t just been the TMZs of the world providing coverage; erudite news outlets Salon, The Atlantic and Slate have published a myriad of articles deconstructing and overanalyzing every aspect of Cyrus’s performance. These heavily divisive, pedantic pieces of sesquipedalian psychobabble either applaud Miley for her bold take on femininity or condemn her for over-sexualizing as a way to shed her Disney teen-princess image. Two music videos released post-VMAs have only fueled the fire. “Wrecking Ball,” which has peaked at Number One on Billboard’s Hot 100 and is currently third, shows a naked Cyrus twirling atop the eponymous wrecking ball and suggestively licking a sledgehammer. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Cyrus explained that the opening, a headshot of Cyrus with a single tear rolling down her face, is an homage to an identical scene in Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2U” video, a fellow Billboard chart topper. O’Connor responded with an open letter, warning Cyrus of the dangers associated with female promiscuity in the music industry and urging her to build a reputation centered on music instead of shock-value lechery. Cyrus crudely rejected O’Connor’s advice by tweeting a screenshot of O’Connor’s tweets from 2011 that showed her being “ill and seeking medical help.” A rather predictable “she said, she said” spat has followed, the latest development being O’Connor threatening to file legal action. This feud between the old and new schools of feminism appears to have no resolve in sight. “23” has also become a hotly

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shivam senjalia ‘14 MaJOR: economics MINOR: global studies, sociology

I would want to reinstate the old Bubble.

Songs on Miley’s latest album span a number of diverse genres. contended discussion topic in the “Mileysphere.” The Mike WiLL Made-It track, featuring a rapping Cyrus alongside industry stalwarts Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, is thematically aligned with hip-hop’s holy trinity: girls, materialism and recreational drug use. In the music video, which has garnered 34 million views since its release, Cyrus creatively dons a Michael Jordan jersey as a skirt, all the while “Mileying” around with the rappers. “23” not only depicts Cyrus attempting to reinvent herself, but also represents a shift in her musical direction. Cyrus describes her new album, Bangerz as “dirty south hip-hop.” Production credits to Mike WiLL Made-It and, along with guest appearances by Big Sean, French Montana, Nelly, Future and Ludacris, affirm Cyrus’s claims. “Adore You,” an anthemic ballad with soaring orchestral accompaniment, starts the album off strong. And irresistibly catchy lead single “We Can’t Stop” also doesn’t disappoint. The table was set for an exceptional record, but sadly the rest of the album just didn’t deliver. “SMS (Bangerz)” features Cyrus and Britney Spears providing bland, spoken-word verses over a generic dance beat. A bluesy, Motown vibe is found on “4x4,” the Nelly-assisted track. Although unspectacular, “4x4” is nothing short of masterful when compared to “My Darlin’,” an utterly forgettable catastrophe featuring Future’s

speech impediment drowning out Cyrus. The sensational “Wrecking Ball,” with Cyrus’s pipes providing strong emotional contrast between verse and chorus, rescues the listener from self-inflicted wounds. Proceeding “Wrecking Ball” are six songs that span genres including surf-pop, R&B, Broadway swing, trap rap and even slow ballad. The sequence is akin to an assorted K-cup coffee sampler, but one that includes only the worst-tasting varieties. Catchy potential third single “Someone Else” concludes the album, but simply isn’t enough to salvage Bangerz from the (s) crap heap. Although Bangerz was an excruciating listen, it serves its purpose: to detach Cyrus from her past. She is no longer the “Party in the USA” Hannah Montana Miley we all adored. Cyrus has metamorphosed into a strong-willed, independent woman capable of making her own decisions. Whether we approve of her decisions is not of importance to Cyrus; what is important is that we are talking. While Cyrus and O’Connor may perceive success differently, they both do agree on the common denominator; the buzz and chatter generated by Cyrus’s actions in the past couple of months has given her increased exposure and attention. When O’Connor became involved, public interest in her music rose as well. Success! Keep doing you, Miley. We can’t stop watching.

rachael kramer ‘16 MaJOR: isac

I would want to add another music room.

corinne kelly ‘16 MaJOR: cfa

I would want to put a type of art studio in there.

kris ferrin ‘17 MaJOR: managerial economics

I would want to add a movie theater or some sort of lounge in there to hang out.

robert maxon ‘14 MaJOR: accountancy MINOR: mathematics

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I would want to add a music room into the new Student Center.

Miley’s suggestive music videos attempt to distance her from her Disney-princess past.

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Socii: Your new gateway to free food and drink BY jasper huang business editor

Chances are, you own a smartphone – whether it be an Android or an iPhone, you have one. Thus, chances are also pretty high that you use some sort of social media communications on your smartphone – Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, the list goes on. Now, what if you were told that by using those social media outlets, you can get free snacks, food and redeemable gifts from local restaurants, dessert places and cafes from around the Greater Boston Area… too good to be true? Not with Socii! Socii, a new app developed by a Northeastern graduate that grants users points for supporting local businesses via social networks and then allows them to redeem those points for free stuff, has already been recognized by the Boston Herald, the Harvard Press and the Boston Magazine. According to the latter, “it’s changing the way businesses get the word out.” Victor Dweck, the aforementioned Northeastern University graduate who saw opportunity in this digitally

charged era, realized that it is often difficult for businesses to break into the social media world, especially wellestablished businesses that have never advertised this way – according to the Boston Magazine, “Dweck saw an opportunity to introduce a product that he says could change the way customers interact with establishments, while rewarding everyone involved.” To reap the benefits that Socii offers, users must post photos on Instagram, post statuses on Facebook, or Tweet about the particular eating establishment that they’re currently at – for each ‘flag’ that is cleared, as dictated by the establishments on their Socii page, points are awarded to users which can ultimately be redeemed for free goods. Some establishments even offer users who join Socii free items as a thank you for joining. Current partners with Socii include: J.P. Licks, Tasty Burger, Thinking Cup, Flat Black Coffee, Finale Desserts, Max Brenner, BerryLine, Crazy Dough’s Pizza and more as business partnership offers continue to roll up to Socii’s doorstep. Though Socii partners are currently limited to the Great-

er Boston Area, Dweck has announced that he wants to spread usage to establishments across the entire nation. Dweck said in an interview that, “tracking the data from the intial roll out, J.P. Licks, for example, showed an uptick of 275 percent on Facebook and upped their Twitter follower count by 70 percent in under three months.” Dweck has also expressed interest in partnering with bigger brands, understanding that large brands such as TGI Fridays and Cheesecake Factory already have an enormous presence online and that Socii can perhaps boost recognition and loyalty to those brands. In a recent interview with The Vanguard, Bentley Sophomore Anurag Allena, who was a marketing intern this past summer at Soci, said, “Socii is particularly good for students because the threshold for point redemption isn’t particularly high and because everybody uses social media. It’s the perfect way to get free stuff.” Allena also said that Socii is interested in the continued recruiting of marketing interns and those potentially interested can get in touch with him at allena_

Socii helps businesses break into the social media world.

FOX25 spends morning on campus Boston news program broadcasted live from Bentley campus

Bentley is the second stop of the FOX25 College Tour. BY Lacey Nemergut News editor

On October 10, Bentley University participated in the FOX25 College Tour, welcoming the Fox News crew as early as 6:00 a.m. The event is one of a full 6-week “College Tour” series featuring New England colleges and universities. Participating schools include Holy Cross, Mass Bay Community College, UMass Amherst, Southern New Hampshire University and UMass Lowell. “We realized this would be a wonderful opportunity to highlight Bentley’s strengths in a longer format than typical TV news interviews can provide,” said Helen

Henrichs, Senior Associate Director of News & Communication. “By working together with FOX to plan each segment during the 4 hour broadcast, we can show their viewers much more of the Bentley experience.” During the 4 hour segment, beginning at 6 a.m., two and a half hours past their usual morning broadcast start time, the crew highlighted the curriculum, career services, service learning, technology and Bentley’s unique hands-on learning. “We will show their morning viewers more of the Bentley ‘personality’ than they’ve probably ever seen before,” said Henrichs. “By featuring a cross section of

students, faculty and staff who will share news about a variety of programs, courses and group activities, we are able to educate some viewers who may not be up to date on Bentley and let them know the breadth and depth of the experience and education here.” The segment began with a friendly hello from the Bentley cheerleaders followed by a prestigious introduction by President Gloria Larson. Following a chat with Bentley students and the news anchor, the segment included a pre-produced video tour of Bentley. The video includes Shelby Pelletier, class of 2015, introducing the new Undergraduate Admissions, Chris Orihuela, class of 2014, working in the library on a team project, Gaurav Ghosh, class of 2014, introducing the Trading Room and Jared Rickord, class of 2014, offering a tour of the Dana Center. The video also included an exclusive interview of Tom Camberdella, class of 2015 and Effie Kilmer, class of 2015, on their hands-on learning experience while in Ghana. The segment then included a live interview with football quarterback Danny Guadagnoli, focusing on the life of a student athlete. The segment also included performances by Craze, Bentley’s hip hop group, the Bentley Acapella group and the F.I.R.E. STEP Squad.

Other exclusive interviews include Susan Brennan, Executive Director of Career Services and Jeannette Buntin, Director of the Multicultural Center. “We know our reputation in the Boston and New England area has always been strong,” said Henrichs. “Our Bentley News &

Communications team works with FOX on a regular basis and faculty appear often on their newscasts as experts so FOX is well aware of all that Bentley has to offer.” Specific segments from the broadcast will be made available on the FOX25 Website.

Danny Zepp, PhD candidate at Boston College, is back for another interactive seminar! The Business of Relationships: Part II will discuss topics such as:  Public nature of dating and relationships  Five things you need to know about self- love and loving yourself  Five ways that self-love can help you be more loving of others  How to develop the skills of self-knowledge and a healthy self-love  Where is God in all of this for you?

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I was told by all previous study abroad-ers that Budapest is one of the most underrated cities they have ever been to. While I had that notion in the back of my head upon arrival, I did not realize just how true it was until I explored it myself. At first glance, it looks like many other European cities—cobblestone streets, intricate architecture and more pastry shops than there are stars in the sky. But then I began to pick up on the nuances of Hungarian culture and came to appreciate its uniqueness. This uniqueness was most prevalent at the local flea market. A Hungarian student told a friend of mine that it was a must-see and so we made our way over early on a Sunday morning (according to our source, you have to go early to get all the good stuff.) Since this was not a tourist spot, we were forced to communicate with hand gestures and the little bit

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Hungarian we knew. Fun fact: apparently Hungarian is used as the alien language in many feature films. The flea market itself was amazing. Not only did they have plenty of vintage jewelry and other trinkets, but they also had a lot of remnants of World War II. I saw several Nazi badges, knives and military wear for sale. I was surprised to see how much of it was still there. I obviously don’t believe the sale of these items was to promote anti-Semitism, but just how large a Nazi presence there was in Hungary during that time. In fact, many Hungarians still consider the war a tough subject to speak about. While I sometimes wish that I was told about the little intricacies of Hungarian culture to avoid the massive culture shock I had, I am glad to have experienced it on my own. I think there’s a certain beauty in figuring it all out alone. I have learned so much in the little time I have spent here and I can’t wait to see more of it.


sells used bike parts, so I can now do repairs pretty cheaply on my own. After putting effort and time into your means of transportation, you also have to make sure nobody takes advantage of you by stealing the bike. Some people have multiple locks of different types on their bikes. I have taken advantage of some secure underground bike garages that are operated by the city that take away the worry of having my bike stolen. I have heard that in an average semester you may have 2 or 3 bikes stolen. I’ve made it so far, though, but I seem to have to fix something on my cycle every week or so.

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One thing I wish I knew when I moved to Tilburg is how to buy a cheap bicycle and get it repaired without breaking the bank. Many shops sell used bicycles for hundreds of Euros, but if you know where to go, you can buy a decent one for a fraction of that. Repairs can be costly too. Because people use their bikes every day to get around, the bikes need to be maintained and often repaired. I have found it much less expensive to do repairs myself instead of taking my bike to a shop. After speaking with some locals, I found a small shop that

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Vendors at a flea market in Budapest sell a lot of vintage jewelery and remnants of World War II.


Dubai and Eid Al Adha Celebrations Eid Al Adha celebrations will begin next week for Muslims across the globe. The religious holiday commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when instructed to do so by Allah and Allah’s subsequent order for him to sacrifice a lamb instead. The dependence of the holiday’s start date on the sighting of the moon means that the beginning date varies across countries. The first day of Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries is Tuesday whilst the start date in India and Pakistan is Wednesday. In the United Arab Emirates, public sector workers will get a seven days holiday with private sector employees getting three days off. Dubai’s malls have plans for the free time residents will have. For the first two days of the Greater Eid, Eight of Dubai’s leading malls will be open for 24 hours. The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establish-

ment (DRFE), which organizes Dubai’s Eid celebrations, are not stopping there. From 10 October to 19 October, DRFE has organized performances by The Killers, Arab Idol winning star Mohammed Assaf and a show featuring the world’s leading fashion brands to be attended by global celebrities dubbed ‘Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience’. Dubai’s attempt to be an Islamic beacon is not restricted to Eid celebrations. This past Saturday, the government of the city state announced its plans to transform Dubai into the center of the Islamic economic world by 2016. The current 10-15 percent Islamic economic growth rate coupled with the prediction that 70 percent of global population growth in the next 30 years will be in Muslim countries means immense future benefits exist if Dubai’s policymakers are successful. The fashion, art, technology and most importantly, bank-

ing and finance sectors are particular targets for Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Islamic Economy. Already a significant regional financial center, Dubai’s aim is to become the financial hub of the Islamic world. Dubai’s leaders have highlighted the Sukuk (Islamic bonds) market as particularly lucrative. Bloomberg data shows Dubai’s Islamic bonds are the best performing sovereign Sukuk this quarter, a great foundation on which the emirate can build. The future capital of the Islamic world, if all goes to plan, also hopes to be a leader in halal goods and achieve 10 percent of global market share by 2016. The city state hopes to reduce the share (75 percent) of halal food produced in non-Muslim nations and become the certification and standards hub for halal products. The Global Islamic Economy Summit to be held in Dubai in November should see interesting debates arise on Dubai’s inten-

tions. Muslims will celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice in a variety of ways. Some will go to the mosque, some will have big family feasts and others will donate their time, energy and money to aid the less well-off. Eid highlights the injustice of the one dimensional portrayal of Muslims often seen in Western media. Muslim diversity is particularly highlighted by the contrasting figures of Malala Yousafzai and Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani. Malala Yousafzai’s vocal female education activism which could not be stopped by a Taliban assassination attempt that left her fighting for her life means she is the favorite for Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, the most anticipated in quite some time. Thirty year old Sheika Mayassa Al Thani, Forbes 100 most powerful woman is the head of the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA). Qatar’s unmatched economic resources for art purchases

KEVIN D. LARYEA A junior majoring in Economics-Finance. have made it a leading player in the field and Mayassa al Thani the most important rising figure. She is responsible for the most expensive painting purchase of all time, Paul Cézanne’s “The Card Players” which left the QMA at least 250 million dollars lighter. The Mathaf museum and the Museum of Islamic Art both of which opened under her watch house instruments and manuscripts from Islamic civilization from as long as ago as the 7 century and modern contemporary Arab art. What drives her as she said in a recent rare interview is “To showcase, with evidence, that Islam is a peaceful religion at the heart of the most intellectually and culturally sophisticated societies throughout history. That is our message.”


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Forget History and Look Forward to the Mystery

Shutdown Showdown

Sometimes I hate memories. They always leave you with something to think about; old flames, friendships, or just a really horrible day. The good times tend to take the back seat in the memory lane and sad times just love that driver’s seat. Even when it’s a good memory, it looks like when you remember it, it becomes sad automatically. You start remembering the good times and wish you could go back. Maybe I’m just a sad little person, but that’s how it plays out for me. The main reason I bring this up is because parents’ weekend just passed. Being an international student whose parents live 6163 miles, or 17 hours by flight, I started to remember home. I started to miss my own family; my mums cooking, my siblings’ stupidity or my father trying to teach me about biology and me trying to act like I understand. Then the memories got deeper. I started to remember all the good old days that I spent with my friends where we mucked about in the streets, or hung out in the malls yelling at each other for no reason. I remember the day where we decided to run down the school hallway because we were seniors and didn’t have a care in the world. It wasn’t long before I started unearthing more memories. I remembered the people I loved the most and how far apart we were. University had become our lives very fast, and although we promised each other to stay in touch, life was just way too busy. It took me a while, but it hit me a couple of hours later. What was I doing? I decided to move away from home, I decided to take this step to better my future and it was I who begged my parents to let me study at Bentley, so why was I sitting there being sad? I have a new life here. I am 23 minutes away from Boston, one of the greatest cities in the world. Why was I sitting in a corner in the library being sad? I had a whole bunch of friends who were bursting with energy and having fun; I didn’t have a reason to be sad.

MOUSSA HASSOUN A senior majoring in managment.

USAMA SALIM A freshman with an undecided major. Think of it as if you were travelling from a town to the city. You start off slow. You enjoy the scenery, you have that cheese that the farmer just made from fresh milk and you lay under the stars that light up the night sky. After a while the town comes to an end, and you hit the highway. It’s a different place. It’s a different flow of people and a different flow of traffic. If you keep on looking back at the town, you’ll crash sooner or later. One or two glimpses every now and then won’t hurt, but if that’s where your attention is, you’ll be a goner. Instead look forward. Look towards that new life. Soon you’ll be on your way to make a whole new set of memories with a whole new set of people you don’t know. Life’s going to be different, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad different. Now about those bad memories I mentioned earlier. Forget them. Yesterday is gone. We can’t change what happened, so why are we dwelling over it? Why are we giving something in the past so much importance when we can’t do anything about it? Take all of your bad memories, stuff them into a bag, and throw them into that train that’s just leaving the station. You’ll feel relieved. You’ll feel free. You’ll feel happy. The point I’m trying to make here is that don’t be too stuck in the past that you forget to enjoy your present and your future with it. But be happy. Enjoy life as it comes to you. You have the world at your feet. You have everything. Life’s amazing. Take it into your own hands. Make a new memory, in fact make so many that you can’t even remember half of them. Forget the past because it just isn’t worth worrying your pretty little mind over it. Instead, let go of it. Yesterday is history. Save your energy for the mysterious future; it’s going to be awesome.

We can’t change the past, so why dwell over it?

The shutdown is having negative effects on the economy. It is possible that by the time this is printed and distributed, the government shutdown will have been resolved, although I highly doubt it. The adamancy of both sides rages on despite the harm that the government shutdown is wrecking on Americans. There seems to be a group of people pushing forward several narratives that I’ve found false and worth countering. First, that the government shutdown is a “government slimdown” and second, that this is Obama’s shutdown. The first argument has been the following: The government shutdown isn’t actually that bad for the economy and it comes at little to no cost to most Americans and the country at large. The phrase “government slimdown” has been used repeatedly on Fox News and also by some conservatives in Congress. What’s remarkable about the comments is that they come exclusively from organizations and individuals who spend every minute railing on about the excessive overreach of government. How a government can be so expansive such that it threatens the future of the country and yet, have little to no effect on the society it is supposedly destroying is beyond me. Besides the contradiction in their sentiments, there is an even greater contradiction between with the facts. The government shutdown is having large negative effects on the economy today and for many years to come. With nearly 800,000 “nonessential” employees furloughed, deprived families reliant on these wages don’t have income. The House recently passed a bill to pay employees during the shutdown and hopefully it will become law soon but until then, individuals remain without work and without newly earned money (the irony that tea party conservatives would pass a bill paying people for not working is hilarious). Furthermore, the IHS says it costs us $300 million in daily

lost economic output. As I write this on Day 7, we’ve lost $2.1 billion and $3 billion by the time you read this (assuming the shutdown isn’t resolved). Perhaps a more difficult effect to measure of the government shutdown is confidence. With a slowly growing economy consumer confidence has been slowly growing. Unfortunately, the constant threats of government shutdown, the eventual shutdown and threats of default (both now and in the past) put at risk to further suppress consumer and commercial confidence in the government’s promise to pay its bills and remain operating. This could affect household spending as more people choose to save money rather than invest it back in local communities, making the recovery more difficult. Make no mistake, this is no “government slimdown” and the shutdown will have greater effects the longer it is in effect, especially since it seems more likely to remain before the debt limit deadline (then it gets much worse). The second argument espoused by the same group of radical conservatives is that this is Obama’s (or Harry Reid’s) government shutdown. Both counts are blatantly untrue. A select few Republicans in Congress are seeking changes to the Affordable

Care Act (ACA). While it remains true that the law is still unpopular among Americans, a more nuanced look at the polls shows that opposition is not as adamant as Republicans make it out to be. Furthermore, if it was, one wonders how conservatives couldn’t defeat it during the legislative process or at the Supreme Court or by running an entire presidential campaign on the issue. No excuses exist about Romney being a weak candidate. Had Americans been so adamantly opposed to the law that they could never tolerate its existence, surely they would have elected someone (anyone!) besides Obama. Even Speaker Boehner stated that there would be no effort to repeal or defund the law shortly after the elections. So here we have a group of losers, who have lost at every step of the democratic process, now causing the government shut down because they fear the ACA harms America. Yes, Obama and Reid have not been willing to negotiate, but that’s because every democratic option has been used to negotiate and debate the ACA, surviving each time. It is not perfect and reform is a good thing, but tea party conservative ambitions seek to destroy the tool the ACA needs to be a viable plan: the individual mandate. If that is delayed or removed, Republicans will be the first to call out higher premiums that result, blaming it on Obama rather than their own push to derail the effectiveness of the plan. Some Republicans are working out compromises but the small group of conservatives driving this show is to blame for the mess we are in, not Obama.

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Caffeine and Calories In college, coffee and caffeinated beverages are everywhere. The night before an exam or a day with four classes, a college student usually wants several coffees to stay alert or to act as a “pick me up’ before a long night. Dunkin Donuts has become a staple for coffee lovers everywhere, but have you ever wondered how many calories are in those delicious

drinks? For example, a small cappuccino with sugar is approximately 140 calories. If you are in the mood for a hot chocolate, think twice or buy a small size. A large hot chocolate is 450 calories whereas a small is 220. If you are really craving that hot chocolate, limiting your portions can help prevent exceeding your calorie limit. If you want a flavored bev-

A small cappuccino with sugar is approximately 140 calories.

erage, a medium caramel almond iced coffee is 260 calories, while regular iced coffee with cream and sugar is only 120 calories. That is a 140-calorie difference! Think of this calorie difference in a practical way; if you wake up early and buy a regular coffee, you can buy another regular coffee at 3 o’clock without feeling the calorie/sugar guilt. The healthiest or least calorie infused drink is tea. A hot tea with milk ranges from 50 calories to 80 depending on the tea brand and type of milk used. Tea contains caffeine, too. So you can replace a cup of coffee with a cup of tea and not only save calories but you can get a jolt of caffeine as well. If at all possible, try to choose green tea because it is a healthier option, in general, with fewer calories and it is a natural source of energy which is not diluted with sugars. Starbucks is the other coffee stop people make on a daily basis. The next time you go to order your venti iced coffee -- a large in Starbucks

lingo -- consider trying one of the Refresher drinks. The Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers are made with real fruit juice, lime and mint and shaken with green coffee extract for a natural energy boost. An extra-large, or trenta, is only 100 calories. Personally, I love the refreshers because I get my morning caffeine jolt, a flavorful drink and feel better about myself for choosing a healthy option. If you order the Very Berry Hibiscus, you can always ask for extra berries. This way you can eat them after you’re done with the drink. There are many other drinks offered at Starbucks to be wary of as they have a higher calorie count than you might expect. A grande, 16oz, cinnamon dolce Frappuccino made with whole milk and whipped cream is 350 calories. A venti iced vanilla latte made with 2 percent milk is 270 calories. These drinks are delicious, but due to the high calorie count I advise to only have them on a special occasion or as a treat.

ANGELA HART A senior majoring in liberal arts. Now on to those energy drinks. If you are “a caffeine on-the-go person” the chances are you buy Rockstar or other energy drinks such as Redbull. If one were to glance at the label, you would see that the drink has vitamin B and is fairly low in calories. Although Rockstar is a sure fire way to increase your energy it contains almost twice the amount of sugar of other energy and other caffeinated drinks. In this case the calorie count listed on the label is not the area of concern; the other ingredients like sugar are the concern. No matter how busy you are, making healthy choices on a regular basis is extremely important. Caffeine may help on special occasions, but my best healthy advice is to be aware of what type of caffeinated beverage you are consuming.


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it was on a Saturday and was essentially extra homework, there was potential prize money and we welcomed the challenge. After we got our case we spent all morning preparing our presentation to the judges. It was a little intimidating presenting to “real” business people, but we managed to impress them. Our team took first place and the DSP chapter could not have been more proud of us.

Did you participate in any clubs, sports teams or other organizations? I was a member of the professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and I was also enrolled in ROTC. Both of these groups provided me with the opportunity to lead people at a young age. I was Senior Vice President, Social Chair and Fundraising Chair at different times for DSP.

(Professors Karidis and Zamperion in Economics were exceptional), to the staff who managed me in my various campus jobs (Gary Kelly and Joe Comeau in Student Activities, Harry Yu at the campus deli), to the many upperclassmen I looked upon as role models in DSP, the entire Bentley experience was extremely positive in shaping who I am today.

Who positively influenced you while you were at Bentley (a professor, a staff person, a friend)? I had a number of positive influences at Bentley. From the faculty challenging me to be the best student I could be

Do you have a favorite campus memory? My senior year I convinced a group of friends, primarily DSP brothers, to enter the Bentley Business Bowl. None of us had ever done this before and even though

Who was your favorite professor at Bentley? Why? Socrates Karidis was my first economics professor. He was also a former professional basketball player in Greece. He would pepper his lectures with anecdotes about his former basketball playing days and because basketball is my favorite sport this was very effective in sparking my interest in economics. I immediately changed my major from accounting to economics-finance and I ended up enrolling in two more of his classes. If you could experience college again, what would you do differently? Two things I never understood until I left Bentley were the value of internships and networking. During my summers off I worked jobs such as moving furniture or selling

clothes at the mall because they offered a decent paycheck compared to interning for free at Morgan Stanley or Merrill Lynch. I was focused too much on my immediate bottom line to see that merely having either of those companies on my resume was infinitely more valuable in the long run because of the experience and potential contacts I would have made working there. What is your current job title and who is your employer? I am Vice President and Head of Pricing for the Investment Manager Services division of State Street Corporation. A member of the corporate finance team, my responsibilities include working with the sales and business development teams to set the appropriate price for our company’s services and I also ensure the executive leadership is informed of the financial implications of any new business opportunities. I am also an officer in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. I work as the Battle Captain at state headquarters where my duties are to keep the Generals informed of what is going on during state emergencies and coordinate with civil authorities for mission tasking. How do you stay connect-

ed to the university? I help run the Bentley Alumni network at State Street. With over 300 alumni, we are one of the largest and most active networks at the bank. In this role, I help plan regular events where our alumni can join to have lunch and learn about various topics. One recent event featured Professor Claude Cicchetti hosting a panel of experts to discuss the topic of how companies deal with risk in the financial industry. When a student group from Bentley is visiting the bank, I am usually contacted to help set up alumni networking or speakers. I also joined the Class of 2003 reunion committee to help promote our 10 year reunion this year. Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know. Through the National Guard I participate on the state’s Biathlon team where we compete nationally and internationally in biathlon races. The biathlon is a Winter Olympic sport that combines cross country skiing with marksmanship. I’m nowhere near Olympic competition level, but I’m good enough to hold my own against the other states. I’ll be cheering on my fellow guardsman Wynn Roberts this winter as he helps represent the US in the biathlon in Sochi.


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Lady Falcons cite chemistry as reason for success The Bentley Volleyball team remained undefeated in the conference after a great win over Franklin Pierce on October 2. The girls have been working hard all season to stay at the top of their conference and the results are speaking for themselves. According to the team, the training started this summer. Members of the team spent their summer vacation pushing each other to be even greater than the year before. When preseason came around, it was clear that their hard work had paid off. The Falcons are 10-6 overall and have yet to lose a home match. It’s clear that there’s no stopping this powerhouse team this season. Senior captain Lauren Colasanti credited the winning streak to the preseason training. “It was very evident that everyone worked very hard this summer to come in the best shape possible,” said Colasanti. “Since everyone was in great shape at the start of the season we were able to focus on improving our volleyball

skills rather than conditioning.” Senior captain Ashley Ahearn noted that part of the winning recipe is there team chemistry. “Off the court, our team is really close,” she said. “It makes the team chemistry on the court seem effortless.” It definitely appears to be working so far. Ahearn also mentioned that in previous years their main focus was offense. As a result, the Falcons have a lot of powerful hitters on the team. Now, with the help of their new assistant coach, Joey Pacis, the former head coach of the Merrimack volleyball team, they can start to focus on defense too. The team feels very lucky for his guidance and believes in the results they are seeing. Colasanti has high hopes for this season, being her last. This is a very experienced team; most of the players have been starting from freshman year. They’ve been playing together for so long and it all comes down to this season. Colasanti finished her interview by saying, “We are currently ranked number one in the conference and we hope to keep this title as we move for-

ward into the rest of our conference matches. Every player has the work ethic, skill and passion for the game that we need

to win! I can’t wait to show the northeast 10 conference what Bentley volleyball is made of.” Bentley volleyball plays

next at Merrimack College on October 15 where they hope to keep the conference winning streak alive.



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Junior Simone Silvera goes up for a block.

Falcons dazzle huge Parents’ Weekend crowd

Guadagnoli’s go-ahead touchdown with three minutes left spurs thrilling win BY ian giancursio Vanguard Staff Writer

his first career touchdown pass on the first drive. Sophomore kicker Michael Baron, who recorded three first-half field goals, kicked a 31-yarder just before halftime to put Bentley ahead by two. No sooner had the second half begun than the Falcons scored again, this time capitalizing on a wild snap on a punt by Saint Anselm, as freshman Bryan Hardy returned the fumble for a touchdown. After Baron’s fourth field goal to put the Falcons up 26-14, the home crowd was rocking and as loud as ever. However, Saint Anselm quickly responded with two

scores, the second on a forced fumble and touchdown return to regain the lead. Refusing to disappoint the passionate crowd, the Falcons stormed back on their next drive, as Guadagnoli went 4-4 for 52 yards to reach Saint Anselm’s 13-yard line. Sensing the magnitude of the moment, Guadagnoli faked the next handoff and took it himself, barreling into the end zone to capture the win for the Falcons. Pandemonium ensued, as the team and crowd celebrated an incredible victory that was the perfect Parents’ Weekend entertainment. Senior receiver Jeff Hill

commented on how a crowd of that magnitude noticeably rattled the opposing team, as Saint Anselm often had trouble communicating in between plays. “They gave us energy on the field through their noise and even disrupted St. Anselm’s offensive rhythm because, in some cases, they may not have been able to hear an audible at the line,” said Hill. “When there were big plays, the crowd was behind us cheering which definitely had an impact on the outcome of the game.” The Falcons look to improve to 4-2 on Saturday versus Pace University.

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Playing before an electric Parents’ Weekend crowd that had the stadium stands filled to capacity, the Bentley men’s football team put on a show, coming from behind in the closing minutes to defeat Saint Anselm, 3227, in an NE-10 game. In what always promises to be the most highly attended of the season, the Falcons’ game during this past Parents’ Weekend was completely packed with family and alumni alike, cheering on as the team battled back to record the

win. With decibel levels higher than usual, the Falcons’ players felt the teeming energy of the crowd and used it to motivate their play. “The crowd was awesome,” explained quarterback Danny Guadagnoli. “I couldn’t believe the stands were completely full. We were all pumped to play in that kind of exciting atmosphere and I definitely think that helped elevate our play when we needed it most.” The Falcons began the game in sluggish fashion, falling behind 14-6 before two Guadagnoli-led drives gave them a 16-14 lead, with junior receiver Chris Malonis catching

Left: Sophomore kicker Michael Baron aims for a field goal. Right: The Falcons play infront of the large Parents’ Weekend crowd.


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School NE-10 Overall New Haven 4 0 0 4 1 0 American Int’l 3 1 0 3 2 0 Southern Conn. 3 1 0 3 2 0 Stonehill 3 1 0 3 2 0 Bentley 2 2 0 3 2 0 Merrimack 2 2 0 3 2 0 Assumption 2 2 0 2 3 0 LIU Post 1 3 0 2 3 0 Pace 0 4 0 0 5 0 Saint Anselm 0 4 0 0 5 0


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As the leaves begin to change and the weather grows colder it can only mean one thing; another season of Bentley hockey is upon us. The Falcons have big expectations heading into this season as the team looks to improve upon their 12-20-3 record that they had last year. With 20 players returning from last year’s team, depth will not be an issue for the Falcons. Nine of the top ten goal scorers will be back for the Falcons including stalwart forwards Brett Gensler and Alex Grieve. Along with Grieve and Gensler, reigning Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year Andrew Gladiuk is back for his sophomore year and looking to build on the success he experienced during his freshman campaign. Over the summer, Gladiuk was invited to participate at an NHL Development Camp for the Vancouver Canucks. At the camp, Gladiuk worked with draft picks of the Vancouver Canucks as well as undrafted players from different colleges. On the defensive end, Bentley returns all seven defensemen from last year’s squad. Led by junior Steve Weinstein and sophomore Matt Blomquist, the Falcons blue liners will look to limit the opposition’s scoring chances all season long. Bentley’s back end will be anchored by standout senior goaltender Branden Komm. The Williamsville, NY native holds Bentley’s single season records for most saves (1,080), goals against average (2.51) and save percentage (.923). Entering his final season as a Falcon, Komm worked tirelessly on his game over the offseason in order to prepare himself for the regular season. Over the summer, Komm was invited to and participated in the Ottawa Senators’ Development Camp. For six days over the summer, Komm trained with 40 other players in an NHL environment in order to boost his draft stock and improve himself as a player. Behind Komm, backup goaltenders Gabe Antoni and Blake Dougherty are back for the Falcons and ready to step in and spell Komm if need be. In preparation for the beginning of the season, the Falcons just recently picked their captains for the season. Senior forward Jared Rickord was named captain for the year while senior forward Justin Brenton and junior forward Alex Grieve were named assistant captains. Rickord was understandably excited about being chosen to as a captain. “Being named captain by my team and coaching staff is a tremendous honor” stated Rickord. “Being captain is something I will

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Junior forward Alex Grieve was named co-assistant captain. take great pride in throughout the entire season. We will be a very exciting team to watch this year and we look forward to the continued support from the Bentley community.” Heading into his final season as a Falcon, Rickord has missed just one game in his three years at Bentley while being named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team in all three years on the team. Even with the wealth of talent returning, the opposing coaches in the Atlantic Hockey league don’t think too highly of the Falcons. In the Atlantic Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll, Bentley was picked to finish in 9th place out of the twelve teams in the league. When asked about the expectations for the season, junior forward Alex Grieve did not mince words. “I have extremely high expectations for our team this year” said Grieve. We have majority of our core group of players back from last year and I believe we have recruited some major talent. Grieve added, “We will be extremely solid on both ends of the puck this year and it is going to be a very exciting year for the program. The team is ready and extremely focused. I would expect very big things from the team this year”. When asked to elaborate on the high expectations, Grieve stated, “My goals are to win the Atlantic Hockey league title and move on to the tournament from there.” Senior captain Jared Rickord agreed with Grieve saying that he wants, “to lead the team to an Atlantic Hockey championship and go to the National Tournament”. Though popular opinion may say that these goals are unattainable based on the program’s track record and past history, the Falcons are only using these beliefs to fuel their fire. “Last year’s [record] left a very sour taste in all our mouths” said

Grieve. “We’re motivated [to] get the season rolling and [to] start putting wins together” continued Grieve. When examining the Falcon’s schedule for the upcoming season, two notable games jump right off the page. First and foremost on December 14th, Bentley will travel into the city of Boston to face off against Boston University at Agganis Arena for the first time in program history. In addition to facing one of the top rated hockey programs on the East Coast, Bentley will also be playing a game at Fenway Park on December 28. The Falcons will go against Holy Cross as part of the 3rd annual Frozen Fenway series. When asked about the opportunity to play at such a prestigious event in such an illustrious venue, senior forward Jared Rickord sounded understandably thrilled. “Our entire team is excited about the opportunity to play at Fenway Park” said Rickord. “To be a part of Frozen Fenway this year will be a once in lifetime opportunity for me. It will be great to play Holy Cross in such a historic ballpark. The game will be great for the hockey team, athletic program and university as a whole”. Head coach Ryan Soderquist echoed his players’ sentiment calling the opportunity, “a tremendous experience for our team, school and alumni to be part of the rich tradition of Fenway Park.” The Falcons kick off their season this weekend traveling to play two games against Nebraska-Omaha on Friday and Saturday. Then over Columbus Day Weekend, Bentley will play its first conference game when it travels to Milford, Connecticut on October 16 to face Sacred Heart. Some early season victories could help the Falcons get off to a fast start and set the tone for the rest of the season.

School NE-10 Overall LIU Post 5 0 0 10 0 0 Stonehill 4 0 0 11 0 0 Merrimack 3 1 0 7 4 0 Adelphi 1 1 0 6 4 0 St. Michael’s 2 2 0 4 7 0 Southern Conn. 2 2 0 2 8 0 Saint Anselm 2 3 0 4 6 0 Bentley 1 2 0 7 4 0 Southern N.H. 0 0 0 0 0 0 American Int’l 0 2 0 5 5 0 Assumption 0 3 0 4 4 0 Franklin Pierce 0 4 0 1 1 0

MEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Southern N.H. 6 0 0 8 1 0 Merrimack 5 1 0 7 2 0 St. Michael’s 5 1 0 5 3 0 Le Moyne 5 2 0 7 3 0 Bentley 5 3 0 6 4 0 Southern Conn. 4 2 1 4 3 1 Franklin Pierce 3 3 0 4 5 0 American Int’l 2 4 1 4 5 1 Stonehill 2 5 0 3 7 0 St. Rose 1 5 0 3 6 0 New Haven 1 5 0 1 8 1 Saint Anselm 1 6 0 2 7 0 Assumption 0 5 2 2 5 2 Mass.-Lowell 0 1 0 1 5 0

WOMEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall American Int’l 7 0 1 9 0 1 St. Rose 6 0 1 9 0 1 Adelphi 4 1 2 6 1 2 New Haven 4 2 2 6 2 3 Saint Anselm 4 3 0 5 4 1 Merrimack 3 2 2 5 3 2 Franklin Pierce 3 3 2 4 4 2 Assumption 2 1 4 4 1 4 Stonehill 3 3 1 3 6 2 Le Moyne 2 3 2 4 4 2 Southern Conn. 2 5 1 3 7 1 Pace 2 5 1 2 8 1 Southern N.H. 1 3 3 4 4 3 Bentley 1 5 2 2 6 2 St. Michael’s 0 8 0 0 10 0


School NE-10 Overall New Haven 4 0 0 11 3 0 Bentley 4 0 0 10 6 0 St. Rose 3 0 0 11 1 0 Merrimack 2 0 0 7 7 0 Stonehill 4 1 0 11 5 0 American Int’l 4 1 0 10 8 0 Southern N.H. 3 1 0 8 6 0 Adelphi 1 1 0 8 7 0 Le Moyne 1 1 0 7 7 0 Southern Conn. 1 3 0 10 6 0 St. Michael’s 1 3 0 8 5 0 Franklin Pierce 0 4 0 5 4 0 Saint Anselm 0 4 0 4 10 0 Pace 0 4 0 3 13 0 Assumption 0 5 0 3 11 0

MEN’S TENNIS NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Stonehill 4 0 0 5 0 0 Southern N.H. 3 0 0 4 0 0 Bentley 2 0 0 2 0 0 Merrimack 2 0 0 3 1 0 Franklin Pierce 1 2 0 2 2 0 Le Moyne 1 3 0 1 3 0 American Int’l 0 0 0 0 0 0 Adelphi 0 0 0 0 3 0 Assumption 0 2 0 1 3 0 Saint Anselm 0 3 0 0 3 0 St. Michael’s 0 3 0 0 3 0

WOMEN’S TENNIS NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Southern N.H. 4 0 0 5 0 0 Merrimack 4 0 0 5 1 0 Bentley 3 0 0 3 0 0 Stonehill 3 0 0 5 1 0 St. Michael’s 2 0 0 2 0 0 Adelphi 1 0 0 2 1 0 New Haven 3 2 0 4 2 0 American Int’l 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saint Anselm 0 2 0 0 2 0 Assumption 0 2 0 0 4 0 St. Rose 0 3 0 0 5 0 Le Moyne 0 5 0 0 8 0 Franklin Pierce 0 6 0 0 6 0



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A fast-growing club, the Triathlon Club will have a full competing roster this year. BY Matt gustus Sports Editor

As one of the fastest growing athletic clubs on campus, the Triathlon Club is breaking new ground this year. This season was the first that the club was able to field a full competing roster, which includes the first complete female competition team the school has ever assembled. In past years, the team has had a tough time getting members to commit to full seasons and has not been able to put together a full roster. As a result, the team has not performed as well as it would have liked. “Because we did not have a full competing team last year we did not do very well,” said President James Petersen. “However, with a full team this year we ended up finishing 11th out of 22 teams in the conference and we finished 8th overall in our championship race. Our team looks to have a strong future with many young athletes on the team and membership growing rapidly.”

Competitions are one of two official distances. Sprint competitions are shorter distances, as the name would suggest and consist of a quarter mile swim, 15 mile bike ride and a five kilometer run. The other distance is called Olympic, which consists of a mile swim, 25 mile bike ride and a 10 kilometer run. The scoring for their competitions is much like cross country, where top finishes by individuals earn the team points. Then, based on where each team finishes during a competition, they are awarded points. Throughout the course of the season, the scores are added up and the team with the most points at the end is awarded the conference title. This year, the conference was headlined by Army, BU and Penn State, which finished in the top three places. The Falcons, who were unable to receive any points in their first three competitions, showed improvement later in the year by earning 50 or more points in their last three competitions for a total of 160.



The women’s basketball team was recently ranked as the #1 team in the country. Hoping to build off of their 30-2 season a year ago, which came to a sudden end in the sweet sixteen, the team will be using their past experiences and team chemistry to keep them playing at a high level. The team will be returning 11 players from last year’s roster, with Hall of Fame coach Barbara Stevens entering her 37th year as a head coach. Rounding out the top five were Clayton State, Gannon University, Central Missouri and Nova Southeastern.

A quick look at the standings for the conference shows that the Falcons were able to come out on top of nearby Northeastern and Harvard, which both have student bodies over 13,000. For the Falcons, beating out those two schools was an especially great feeling. “In a conference like ours every team feels like a rival,” said Petersen. “With no divisions within our conference, it really is every team against every team. With that said, Northeastern and Harvard are our rivals just because they are in the area. We ended up beating both of them and just edged out Northeastern by 10 points!” In what is just their second season competing in the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (NECTC), the team is already making a name for themselves. In their conference championships, the team placed 8th overall. Key performances in the conference championships came from various different athletes. On the men’s side, Chris Gormley finished the 10K

portion of the race in 39:07, which helped him finish the race 3rd on the team. On the women’s side, Vanessa Wegner finished in the top 50 while competing in her first Olympic distance race, which earned her team points. However, while the team is excited about their successful finish in their conference, they have much bigger aspirations with Nationals on their mind. “Making a mark on the National stage is something we really look forward to doing,” said Petersen. “Nationals this year will be held in Arizona in April. Last year only one athlete qualified for nationals and this year we have seven eligible athletes.” Having personal experience at Nationals last year, Petersen is excited to be bringing along his team for the ride this year. “My own most memorable experience was competing at Nationals last year in Arizona,” said Petersen. “The amount of competitive athletes, mixed with a relaxed and family mentality was just amazing. I am looking forward to bringing the rest of

the Bentley Triathlon Team with me this April.” Prior to the main event at Nationals, Petersen has earned a spot in a different race the day before due to his time of 38:43 in the 10K portion of the conference championship. The race is reserved for the top 75 athletes in the country and is an honor that Petersen is extremely proud of. When asked about what makes being a part of the triathlon team such a wonderful experience, Petersen answered the same way company representatives do at the career fair: it’s all about the people. “The best part of being on the team is everything,” said Petersen. “We enjoy training together and going away on the weekends. The races are great, but the experience of traveling together, staying in hotels and going to restaurants is just as great. It is truly like a family and everyone is always very welcoming to our new athletes.” The team looks forward to a tough winter training schedule and will be ready to go come April.

Courtesy of James Petersen

Courtesy of James Petersen

Triathlon team to send seven athletes to Nationals

The Olympic competition involves a 25 mile bike ride.



After posting his second straight second-place finish, Bentley University junior Jon Stoddard (Duxbury/Duxbury HS) has been named the Falcon of the Week. He was also recognized as the Golfer of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. Stoddard shot an even-par 144 during the two-day Charger Challenge, hosted by Dominican College at the Spook Run Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. He was atop the leaderboard at the tournament’s midpoint, following a first-round 70, and was overtaken by one stroke during Monday’s final round when Concordia’s Eutimio Fernandez-Meade shot a sizzling 68. That strong showing came a week after Stoddard took second in the Northeast-10 Championships with a 70-75-145. The two impressive showings in a nine-day span lowered Stoddard’s stroke average to a team-best 73.8 for six rounds. Stoddard is one of two NE-10 players who have shot 70 or better twice this fall, and he also owns two of the conference’s top six 36-hole totals.


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