THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF BENTLEY UNIVERSITY SINCE 1963
THE VANGUARD VOLUME LVVII ISSUE VII
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 , 2015
#BentleyVoices continues the conversation on race news editor
On Friday, November 13th, Bentley University opened the Cultural Lounge as a safe place for students to gather and discuss how they were feeling in the wake of the events at the University of Missouri, where students had called for the resignation of many upper-level administration due to their lack of a direct response to racial tensions on campus. The talk borrowed the hashtag used around similar conversations last year, #BentleyVoices, to gather the discussions in one place, and was just the beginning of a multi-tiered approach Bentley is taking to open up conversations on race. This new series of conversations were started by Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Director of Multi-Cultural Center, and Felina Kelly, Residence Director. They noticed that many students were discussing the events in Missouri on Facebook and Twitter, but there wasn’t a real safe place for students to come together and have an open conversation. Looking to provide that option, Nina and Felina decided on a two-tiered approach, beginning with a
very informal conversation in the Cultural Lounge on November 13th and followed-up with a more formal discussion on Thursday, November 20th. The first day was purposefully casual. DeAgrela and Kelly wanted to quickly develop a space for students to come together to talk about what they were seeing in the media and how they were reacting to it, and set up a time for students to drop-by at their leisure. About 50 students stopped by the event, with staff sitting in the room the entire session, and
the conversation soon turned to activism on the Bentley campus. Though students and staff were able to let out their initial emotions at this informal event, it only started the snowball of conversations to come. The next step was the formal event on November 20th. This day was meant to be a forum for students, staff, and faculty members, and about 200 people attended, including three or four classes who decided to attend the forum in lieu of class that day. President Gloria Larson and Vice President for Student Affairs,
Dean Andrew Shepardson, also attended. Andrew Dole, Staff Psychologist, DeAgrela, and Kelly moderated the talk. Conversations about race can be far from comfortable, but this conversation was important for the Bentley community to really address the reality of race on this campus. One participant, Nedjie Thompson (’19), says she decided to attend because she “thought it’d be a great opportunity to address the elephant in the room. It seems as if no one wants to address the fact that some of us, as
Nedjie Thompson (‘19) speaks as fellow students look on.
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African American or any other minority might have a tough time adjusting to being here at Bentley.” This conversation allowed her to realize “how many on campus have my back” and left her feeling “more comfortable being on campus and talking about this topic.” Of course, the real world doesn’t stop while these conversations are happening. Beyond Bentley, major world disasters were occurring, such as the Paris attacks. DeAgrela and Kelly acknowledged the severity of the multitude of worldly events occurring at the beginning of the event, but stayed focus on the topic of race. “We promised students that this was really only the start of the conversation,” says DeAgrela, “because we didn’t want people to think that we were negating the rest of the stuff that was happening in the rest of the world, but to understand that we had already started this snowball so we had to see it through. And it’s by no means finished.” DeAgrela highlighted three main takeaways from the talk, regarding residence halls, classrooms, and ally building. First, students stressed the need SEE Bentleyvoices, PAGE 4
Adjunct Union updates series: The Union side of it BY Murrows boys
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Note: The views of the Bentley administration are not present in this article, but rather the piece reflects information gathered by our writer from the Union. We intend to follow up this series with one representing the views of the administration shortly. It was back in February of 2015 when 108 Bentley University adjuncts voted in favor of unionizing. Joining a movement of several other colleges and universities in the New England area that had already done the same, Bentley’s adjunct union currently stands without an official contract in place, despite seemingly reasonable and fair demands. As the group of individuals in support of such changes continues to grow, including an increasing presence of both Bentley staff and students, union officials are hoping that a breakthrough in negotiating
efforts is close at hand. Although multiple meetings between union representatives and the Bentley administration have taken place since the creation of the union, with additional meetings already scheduled well into the following academic semester, disagreements on compensation increases, benefits entitlements, and employment incentives have repeatedly stalled progress in the formation of a working settlement. Yet with the offers presented by union leaders, among them by Bentley Faculty Senate adjunct representative, Joan Atlas, a closer look into the specific requests set forth by the union body reveal a sensible and valid call for better adjunct treatment. The central focus of the union goals begins with compensation. At the present moment, adjunct professors are paid $5,000 per course and are limited to instructing two courses per semester. At the maximum level, adjuncts are capped at earning
$20,000 per academic year without access to any form of subsidized benefits, a perk that many other Bentley part-time employees are entitled to. At that rate of income, adjuncts receive roughly $4,000 less than the established federal poverty level for a family of four ($24,250). Not to mention the fact that courses may be cancelled at any time before the beginning of the semester if it fails to meet adequate enrollment, leaving such professors out $5,000 with no promise of reimbursement and minimal opportunity to find work elsewhere. This was exactly the case for Economics professor, Charles Saccardo, a twenty-one year Bentley veteran and member of the adjunct negotiating committee who lost one of his regularly held economics sections due to insufficient student signups. In spite of having twentyone years of Bentley teaching experience under his belt, Saccardo came away with one less course for the semester, a
serious hit to the already tight income that Bentley provides him and other adjuncts with. “I’m going to have to take $5,000 out this semester just to meet my commitments. And that really has been a sore spot for me,” Saccardo commented in an interview on December 5th. Other adjuncts feel very much the same way surrounding the apparent inaction by Bentley counterparts to recognize adjunct seniority, regardless of the fact that adjuncts teach nearly 30% of all undergraduate courses and are expected to deliver the same quality of learning as all other full-time employees. The union proposal for compensation increases is not a ridiculous demand either. At a steady wage increase of $1,000 per course, with an added 10% bonus for professors with six semesters’ or more experience, union leaders are calling for a $6,000 base compensation for adjunct faculty beginning in the spring 2016 semester, with
increases of $1,000 increments into the spring of 2018. The $1,000 increase in year one represents a 20% raise in base pay per course, but in actuality reflects a figure that is still less than what the union argues is mathematically equivalent to the work that they do. In other words, take a look at the following: the added five minutes to each course meeting as a result of the newly modified schedule, or 6.7% increase in class time, sums to a 14.9% total increase in expected teacher effort per course, given the anticipated plan of 28 meetings throughout the semester— valued at $745 of pay. At a typical combined tax rate of 20% on the $1,000 raise and union dues of 1.5% on the $6,000 gross pay, $1,035 is the resulting amount, $35 more than the union’s own request. In overview, union representatives explain that such modest wage increases would take a mere SEE union, PAGE 4
Love Your Melon
An idea from a college in Minnesota, now at Bentley University.
Another Megan Lieu review of the Boston Ballet; this time about their show Nutcracker.
Saahil Mutha writes a note to his freshman self. Would you agree with his statements?
DECEMBER 10 , 2015
THE VANGUARD 2015 EDITORIAL BOARD Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452
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Labor day & Saturday makeups There is a lot that has happened over the past few months. First, we had an entire schedule change. We now started class at 8AM instead of 8:30. They said it was “because we were now a recognized university.” We complained a little but it was fine. Classes also are 5 minutes longer now, which isn’t too much, unless its one of those classes that seems like it will never end. That was ok too. We were too excited about becoming a university that we could care less about all of these changes. Then there was the schedule set up; if you wanted a relaxed schedule with 5 classes, good luck getting a day off. So to preserve our much needed 3-day weekends, we killed ourselves on certain days with classes that ran from 3:30-9:15. We accepted that as a consequence too. Next we came to realize that school would actually end 3 days before Christmas, and 2 days before Christmas Eve. 2 freaking days! Hey, but we were now a University right? We’ll raise a glass to that! Amen and hallelujah baby! The next thing that followed was starting much earlier next semester. Same argument. It’s because we’re
now a university. At this point, the argument became too faded; it was like the boy who cried wolf. But it was a burden we accepted. What were a couple of more days added to the semester? It was all good. Until somebody decided it was time to cancel Labor Day. Classes on Labor Day. Wow. Ok. Let us back track a little bit. Labor Day was a day of tradition on campus. It was the day when everyone moved in. And the night. Well, the night has a history of its own. And it was this lovely history that was causing the problem. It was no longer the “we’re now a University and need more days” or the fact that “we’re a University now, we can’t have that holiday.” A part of history was almost eradicated, but we accepted it. We knew of our actions and knew that no matter how much we pleaded, the history highlighted our mischief. But it wasn’t us who protested. Professors who heard of this idea opposed it immediately. Emails of how ridiculous this was circulated the campus and filled up inboxes with “reply alls”. The backlash was so bad that they reinstituted the holiday. Now please keep
in mind that this wasn’t a requirement issue; this was just built on our mischiefs. So, if you can’t take Monday away, what can you do? Leave it up to Bentley University to take away our Saturday instead. You read that right. We will have a Saturday make up class. Again not a requirement, but just to stop us from doing us. Now taking away Monday is understandable. It’s the start of a week, and as mentioned several times before, we did do some unmentionables. But running us for 6 days straight (the Monday to Saturday) is a little ridiculous. For those of us who have Fridays off, it also means that we get Friday off, go to school on Saturday, then get Sunday and Monday off. Talk about a lovely 3-day weekend ruined. Instead of doing anything fun, we’d be doing homework and prepping for the next day, going to bed early and what not. Yes, we don’t necessarily expect to get everything. But we’ve already said “OK” to so many things, the least we can demand is our Satudays back. Just the sound of it “Saturday make-up classes”. A little ridiculous don’t you think?
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MaJOR: Finance and global perspectives HOME TOWN: river vale, NY
MaJOR: Finance and global perspectives HOME TOWN: river vale, NY
What are you involved in at Bentley? “Resident Assistant, Student Conduct Board, ASAP Mentor.”
What are you in at S.A.S.A, Kappa Psi,
What are you looking forward to this year? “Two Words. Bahamas. BAHAMAS!”
What are you looking forward to this year? Ending my senior year strong. Catching up with everyone I’ve met over the last 3 years.
What are your plans for the future? “Figure out what to eat next. Then Start in EY BAP.”
What for Grad
What is your favorite event on campus? “SASA’s Diwali Show.”
What is your favorite event on campus? Two favorites: Spring Day & Holi
What are your goals for this year? “Make some Great friends, Graduate and make this year memorable.”
What are your goals for this year? Finish on a strong academic note.
How are you feeling about graduation? “It’s definitely bittersweet.” Advice to seniors/ words of wisdom: “Yesterday, you said ‘tomorrow’... Just do it! Today.” What can Bentley do to help you with this year? “A lot of creative Senior Events.” What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Bentley? “Between taking GB112 on day one to becoming a business professional by senior year, there’s more to Bentley than just business. There are some great faculty, staff, and students that make this experience LEGEN… Wait For It…”
involved Bentley? Alpha R.E.A.L
are your plans the future? school
How are you feeling about graduation? Bittersweet. I’m excited to graduate but at the same time don’t want to leave college. Advice to seniors/ words of wisdom: Don’t get senioritis. Stay involved and keep on building relationships. What can Bentley do to help you with this year? Lots more senior events. They are always fun! What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Bentley? Socially: College is too short. Spend your days/nights having a good time with your friends. Professionally: The importance of group work in the real world.
Health and wellness: health tip of the week 1. Make a plan. Schedule time for studying and time for relaxation. Scheduling relaxation time will ensure it happens and improve your performance. 2. Celebrate each accomplishment, no matter how big or small. Enjoy a meal with friends, watch a TV show, or take a walk. 3. Make sure to take a study break at least every 90 minutes. A simple recharge makes you more efficient. 4. Use positive thinking. Ask yourself: What are the positives about the stressful situation? Will you remember and/ or feel as strongly about this event in 10 years? Make a list of your good qualities and accomplishments. 5. Engage in activities besides schoolwork. Make time to join a club you are interested in, play an informal sport, or volunteer. When we don’t depend on success in just one area we experience less stress when things aren’t perfect.
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one-third of one percent of Bentley’s annual revenue from just simple tuition and fees in the first year of implementation. In the third year of the proposal, one percent, or simply, “Just a penny on the dollar,” would be subtracted, according to Joan Atlas. For a group that hasn’t received a raise in three consecutive years, as opposed to the rest of the entire Bentley faculty and staff, it appears that the proposed increase in pay is not only deserved but also long overdue. In response to the October 28th proposal, Bentley administration counteroffered by proposing a raise of $75 for arts and sciences adjuncts
and $375 for business adjuncts - a rather uncooperative answer to the adjunct union’s seemingly reasonable request. One of the main concerns on the administration’s mind was that the resulting faculty raise would force them to also raise student tuition. However, tuition has consistently increased for years now, but adjunct compensation has remained the same. Compared to the planned $80 million dollar expenditure on renovations to Jennison Hall and the construction of a new campus hockey arena, which are both necessary projects, asking for 1% of what the school receives in tuition and fees per year is, “A drop in the bucket,” says union organizer, Heather Cushman,
NEWS of the Massachusetts Union for Human Service Workers & Educators. Overall, such an increase would not be powerful enough to elicit a dramatic change in the amount Bentley must charge for tuition. On top of compensatory changes, Bentley adjuncts have also requested entitlement to benefits that many other fellow Bentley part-timers presently enjoy. Included are insurance coverages, retirement eligibilities, tuition remissions, and flexible spending accounts. The administration’s response was a rejection of any increased access to benefits. “It’s become a difficult process, and the administration does not seem to be open to making significant change for what is 40% of the faculty
- a faculty that does a huge amount of the teaching of introductory courses as well,” Joan Atlas further added. For a school that is known for taking a leadership role in issues such as business ethics and corporate citizenship, it would rationally follow that Bentley would reciprocate its words with fair and equal treatment of its adjunct faculty. As it seems right now, such is not the case. With a growing base of supporters, including a particularly encouraging voice from Bentley’s own tenured faculty, agreement on a working deal could appear sooner rather than later. Until then, union representatives remain hard at work to gain what they believe are respectable changes in adjunct faculty policy.”
Love Your Melon crew takes over Bentley news editor
A hat for every child battling cancer in America: that was the simple idea that ignited the now national organization, “Love Your Melon,” in 2012 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two sophomores in college, Zach and Brian, developed the idea in an entrepreneurship class, and their simple buy a hat, give a hat concept spread quickly. Now over 300 schools have started Campus Crews, with students raising awareness about childhood cancer, selling the hats to support the cause, and visiting children with cancer while dressed as superheroes. Bentley University is one of those 300 schools. Like the founding of the organization itself, the idea of a Bentley college crew started in class by two students. Isabella Isotti (’16), now Crew Captain, and Katie Rama (’16), now Public Relations Manager, were taking eMarketing with Bentley Alumus and Adjunct Lecturer C.C. Chapman in Spring of 2015 when they first learned of the organization. Given an assignment to present on a nonprofit, Isabella recalled hearing about the organization from a friend at another school, and decided to research it further. The in-class presentation quickly turned into the two of them applying to start a crew over the summer. “I wanted to spend my last year at Bentley devoting myself to a cause I was proud of, and one where I can see my efforts make a difference in these children’s lives,” says Rama. This Fall, the group was approved, and has grown rapidly since. Love Your Melon, originally built on the idea of selling hats in order to visit children with cancer in households or hospitals to give them hats, quickly outgrew its mission. Today, as they have already reserved over 45,000 hats to donate to children in the US (“equal to the number of children currently undergoing cancer treatment in the country”), they have “partnered with the Pinky Swear Foundation
to provide immediate support for children battling cancer and with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to fund research initiatives to beat childhood cancer completely,” according to their website. This is the mission 20 Bentley students have taken up as Love Your Melon ambassadors. These crew members attend weekly meetings, help with promotional events, and, of course, attend household and hospital visits with children. “We are hands-on,” says Rama, “whether it’s hanging up fliers, giving presentations to organizations and classrooms, or visiting children in the hospital, our crew members work their butts off and feel amazing about the difference we’ve made!” Their hard work has paid off in the form of three major events. First was Love Your Melon Day, a national event hosted by the organization. Bentley crew members had the opportunity to visit a boy named Tommy at Boston Children’s Hospital. The students, dressed in the organization’s trademark superhero attire, spent the afternoon with him and gave him his own Love Your Melon hat. The second event was a household visit with Livy, her three older siblings, and her parents. The Bentley crew spent the afternoon getting to know the family, coloring, and playing with Livy. Tori Hancock (’16), ViceCaptain of Bentley’s Love Your Melon Crew, noted that, despite
the young age of Livy’s siblings (6, 8, and 9 years old), they were all “caring and good with her. The family was going through such a difficult time but seeing they’re positivity and hearing them get to be so carefree and laughing was really special.” Their third big event was a hospital donation visit, where they were able to meet over 20 children and families at Tufts Floating Children’s Hospital. As a result of the campus crew’s efforts in selling Love Your Melon hats, they were able to spend the day with these children and give them hats of their own. Through these three events, Bentley students have been able to touch the lives of numerous children and their family, in addition to raising awareness of and funding for research of childhood cancer. Isotti, Crew Captain, refers to these Bentley students as a “crew of shining stars.” Love Your Melon has credits (similar to points) for selling products, special leadership boards, and challengers to encourage its 300+ crews to get creative in the way they sell the product to make the biggest contribution to childhood cancer research possible. The Bentley crew has been an active participant, with its crew competing in many weekly challenges, such as pumpkin carving or working to get celebrities to post about Love Your Melon on social media, using all the connections they can find at Bentley. “The Bentley
community has contributed greatly to our success!” says Isotti. Each challenge brings with it more awareness for the group on campus, more sales, and more donation events with children and more money towards cancer research. The Bentley crew hosted its first sales event on December 9th in Smith, and is now looking forward to partnering with Sigma Chi for their Hairless Huntsman fundraiser on December 14th. 30 of the fraternities’ brothers will shave their heads to raise money for cancer research. Their goal is to raise $5,000, and as of December 7, they had raised $4,450. At the event, Love Your Melon will also be raffling off Love Your Melon beanies. This group has come a long way in its short existence on campus, growing from just an idea sparked from an eMarketing class to a team 20 people strong. Those wishing to get involved are encouraged to email any of the students mentioned here or connect with them on Facebook (“Bentley University Love Your Melon Campus Crew.”) When asked why students should get involved Isotti replied, “We often become so engrossed with our own lives, we forget how lucky we truly are. Buy a hat, and make a kid smile!” Anyone can buy their own Love Your Melon hat at loveyourmelon. com. Be sure to select Bentley at check-out so the campus crew can continue with their hospital and household visits!
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BY Jennifer wright
Love Your Melon volunteers and children pose for a picture.
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to make residence living more inclusive. Although taking a class with a diverse group of students is important, that brief in-class time cannot compare to actually living with someone. Students suggested randomizing roommates freshman year or simply developing more programs to bring together those who might not normally have sought each other out as friends. Second, ALANA (AfricanAmerican, Latino, AsianAmerican, Native American and multiracial) students pointed out that sometimes they can be the only student of color in a classroom. As a result, faculty members or fellow students will sometimes make an assumption about their race or nationality and expect them to accurately represent that entire community. The general feeling was “just because I’m black doesn’t mean I know anything about Africa,” explained DeAgrela. The second take-away sparked the third: a need for more allies in their white classmates. It can become exhausting to always have to correct people and stand up for yourself. Similarly to how LGBTQ allies are meant to step in when they hear someone say something offensive about the community, these allies would be additional voices correcting that faculty member in class asking a student of color to represent an entire culture. Allies would provide a support system so ALANA students wouldn’t feel like they’re always fighting alone. After all, by all working towards a more inclusive community, the entire community benefits. The conversation is long from over. It continued just this week on December 9th with an event on microagressions, but the message of these events is that the conversation should be continuing every day. #BentleyVoices stresses the fact that it’s okay to not have all the answers so long as you’re willing to ask the questions. Ignorance is not intolerance, a theme that kept popping up during these discussions. Students recognized that the majority of people here are not intolerant, they simply don’t know better due to a lack of knowledge. “Many stereotypes and false conclusions made about people are due to using knowledge gained from everything and everyone else except the person they are drawing conclusions about,” says senior Quincy Giles, one of the participants at the Thursday event. “We need events like this one in order to tear down those walls to allow people to see more clearly the true person they are looking at.” Getting involved in #BentleyVoices, whether formally at the events, online by using the hashtag, or even informally with trusted friends, are all important first steps to rectifying the ignorance.
DECEMBER 10, 2015
Top choices today for alternative investments business editor
When people begin investing, they have a vast variety of options to choose from. The options people tend to first think of are stocks, bonds and land. Go a little further and there’s fine art, both contemporary and classic as well as jewelry and precious metals. Some, usually people with deeper pockets and quirky interests invest in wine, other fine liquor, rare coins, vintage cars, and even stamps. Which begs the question, amidst all the diverse options, which one of these brings the highest rate of return? Bloomberg’s alternative investment ranking gives us the arguably most accurate insight. In order to measure the return on various investments, their rankings compare the strongest indexes of the various investment types. Starting from the bottom is Contemporary Art which is struggling at a -23.4% three year return; the measure being the Artnet Contemporary 50 Index. Commodities follow with the S&P GSCI struggling at -10.7% over three years. British stamps have a
1.7% three year annualized return, Funds of Hedge Funds stand at 7.4% and British coins are up 10.8%. One would think that the natural winner at an up of 17.3% and measured by the S&P 500 would be US stocks but it lies second to another. Classic Cars as measured by the HAGI Top Index are up 25.3% over three years and further insight by experts reveal an even more profitable story. A price guide compiled by classic car broker,
consultant and expert Simon Kidston shows extraordinary gains. The Kidston’s K500 Index has shown gains of almost 400% since 1994. On average, Pre-1958 Ferraris have shown increases in value of over 600%. It is also vital to mention that the turbocharged gains have been accelerating since 2011 indicating an increase in demand for the classic car market. To give a better depiction of the market’s potential, Porsche
sold 1,500 Porsche Carrera GTs between 2004 and 2007 which started at around $440,000. Today, the car can sell for over $1 million. To put that into perspective, a collector’s car that hasn’t even come close to being considered a classic has already doubled in value over the course of just eight years. The greatest disadvantage of the Classic Car asset class is almost obviously its incredibly high investment costs.
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BY adam haidermota
Classic cars have now become a highly sought after alternative invesment.
Classic cars are extremely expensive, leaving their sale and purchase to the exorbitantly wealthy. There is also a new breed of classic car collectors who focus more on the asset value of classic cars than the enjoyment of them. However, in recent times due to the factors such as these, Kidston has twice been tempted to launch an actual classic car fund. Dietrich Hapla, a cofounder of the HAGI Index for classic cars revealed to Bloomberg that he has been approached by many groups who wanted to start classic car funds but that these funds never made it out of their preliminary stages. Costs related to storage, insurance and maintenance of these cars could remove substantial amounts of profit. On top of that, the illiquid nature of these cars pose a challenge to potential classic car funds as well. More recently, although there are signs that the market may be slowing down a bit, it is expected that it will continue on its current trajectory. Who knows, one day funds might just become feasible and this could potentially become a market that all could invest in.
The unexpected effects of legalization in Colorado Vanguard staff writer
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CAMPUS VOICES Falcons share their thoughts.
What does it feel like to be a senior? Emma stoker ‘18 MaJOR: Undecided
erica ronga ‘18 MaJOR: marketing
Gasper jaen-Maisonet ‘18 MaJOR: management
Planet Earth...so that my girlfriend gets bored.
hannah heyliger ‘18 MaJOR: undecided
The ends and the means: Pharma BY Niddal momani eco-fi society blogger
Pharmaceutical companies are constantly finding the need to defend themselves and the prices they charge. The United States is continuously being compared to the rest of the world when it comes to price regulations and ceilings on drugs. Why do residents of the US pay two to three times the price offered in other countries when ingredients cost mere pennies? Does the pharmaceutical industry have the right to charge such egregious prices? The answer is yes, and here’s why. Of every dollar a pharmaceutical company makes. 13 cents is spent on R&D. On average it takes 12 years and $231 million to introduce a new drug to the market, but it isn’t uncommon for the entire process to take upwards of 16 years and $800 million dollars; and the price tag is only increasing. R&D costs have doubled in the last decade due to research technology becoming more expensive while diseases are only becoming more complex to treat. Once an opportunity is discovered, researchers sift through around 10,000 chemical compounds to narrow down their pool to only a promising handful. Once the pool is narrowed, researchers begin their preclinical trials, on rats. If no negative side effects are observed, researchers now have the OK to start the three phases of clinical trials on human test subjects. Once the pharmaceutical company is absolutely sure they’ve manufactured an
effective treatment, their findings are passed onto the FDA, who are responsible for reviewing the information and determining whether or not the drug will be introduced into the market. Overall, the chances of introducing a new drug to market are 1 in 10,000. Of the drugs that are lucky enough to make it to market, 7/10 do not recoup their R&D costs. So, it is up to the 3 successful “breakthrough” drugs to cover the costs of the 7 “failures”. To put this entire explanation into perspective, if Tagamet, an incredibly successful anti-ulcer drug, was taken out of the portfolio of the 100 drugs introduced in 1970, the remaining 99 would not be able to cover their R&D costs. Advertising is an even greater expense than R&D. For every dollar of revenue, 16 cents is spent on advertising. In fact, when Merck first introduced their anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx, a total of 160 million was spent advertising it in a single year. Direct to consumer advertising with respect to pharmaceuticals is typically viewed as unethical, but drug companies justify the expense by claiming that the drugs advertised typically deal with undertreated illnesses. If a consumer notices a commercial addressing a condition they believe they suffer from, they are more likely to visit a doctor. It should also be noted that many countries have outlawed direct to consumer advertising when it comes to pharmaceuticals. That’s a huge expense eliminated from their budget. Finally, the theory of foreign free riding explains why the rest of the world does not
incur the same costs that the US does. The US contributes 50% of the world’s significant medicines while the world’s other leading drug makers (UK, Switzerland and Germany) combined only contribute 30%. It is very easy to implement price controls on a drug that you did not spend 16 years and $800 million to manufacture. As a general rule, regulations inhibit innovation. Investors are looking to make a profit, and if they are told that the chances of that happening are going to be slim in an already incredibly risky industry, innovation will suffer. Take France for example: the country was rated second in the world in terms of pharmaceutical innovation, but fell to number nine after price ceilings were enforced. If price controls were implemented in the US, companies wouldn’t cut products with large markets which stand to earn the company billions, they would cut the projects that deal with niche products with high risk. For example: Zygress is a drug that deals with septic shock and is priced at $6000 per treatment, and Fusion is the only treatment for AIDS patients who have formed a tolerance or are unaffected by already existing therapies— also priced incredibly high at $22,000 per year. Both drugs were astoundingly expensive to discover and manufacture, but due to their smaller market sizes, they need to be priced as they are in order to recoup costs. If companies did not think that they could set their own price and earn a profit, those drugs would have never been invented and people in need of the treatments would have nowhere to turn.
Lilly furrier ‘18 MaJOR: Accounting
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Martin Shkreli was in the news a lot because of his actions, with arguments on both sides.
CAMPUS VOICES Falcons share their thoughts.
If you could have one homemade meal right now, what would it be? patrick mahoney ‘18 MaJOR: Undeclared
brendan pounds ‘17 MaJOR: marketing
Mama Pounds’s Homeade Apple Crisp with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Samantha jutras’16 MaJOR: management
My mom’s Roast beef, mashed potatoes and carrots.
Gardiner Schroeder ‘18 MaJOR: management, conc. in hr
Boston BY megan lieu
vanguard staff writer
Want to be more cultured? Sorry. Can’t help you with that. However, I can help you feel more cultured. On Black Friday, instead of running into a mayhem of crazy shoppers looking for a bargain, I attended the opening night of one of the most famous ballets in the world: The Nutcracker. It was an unforgettable experience. The costumes were beautiful; the stage, background, and effects were all really cool, and, of course, the dancing was spectacular to witness. Most of the time all I could think was, “Wow! That’s so pretty!” or “Doesn’t that hurt?” Since it was my first time ever being at the ballet, simply walking into the Boston Opera House was an invigorating feeling. The elegance of the building matched well with its ornate and antique architecture and design. From the outside, the building looks small and oddly placed, but inside, lavish, Christmas themed decorations greet you. Getting tickets and finding my seat was seamlessly easy, too. There will be ushers to guide you to your seat, but beforehand, you are able to walk around the building with several options to entertain you.
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Nutcracker From buying a drink at the little bar, to buying some souvenirs at the gift kiosk, or taking a picture with the Bear and the Bunny from the show, it is an amusing time even before the actual performance begins. In other words, if you are worried that you would not fit in or perhaps you would feel uncomfortable going to the ballet, there is no need to worry. You could dress up a little bit since many people attend wearing nice dresses and suits, but it is completely unnecessary. Dressing comfortably and proper is suggested. Guests are also given a playbill with all the information you might need to know about the performance in it. Since the storyline can be confusing, I’ll give a brief overview of the ballet. This specific adaption, by Mikko Nissinen, shows Herr Drosselmeier attending a Christmas Eve party at his family’s home where he brings all the kids gifts, the main one being the nutcracker, which he gifts to his niece, Clara. After the party ends, Clara sneaks back down to the Christmas tree where she left the nutcracker. Soon after she falls asleep on the couch, large mice enter the stage and start playing. Herr Drosselmeier arrives and grants Clara’s wish to have the
nutcracker become life size. As the Nutcracker Prince begins to fight the mice, Clara assists him in slaying the Mouse King. For gratitude, the Prince brings Clara along with him as he travels back to his home kingdom, which he rules with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Along the way to the kingdom, they encounter the Snow King and Queen and are able to see the Snowflakes dance, personally my favorite part of the entire show. As a heads up, the performers only dance and do not talk at all for the entire two hours, although there is an intermission. Also, the audience tends to clap randomly so I just followed the crowd. At this point, if the impressive visuals do not keep you intrigued, Act II will be more entertaining. That is, the act where the famous songs are played. As for the remainder of the story, you should go watch it and see for yourself. It will be worth the trip. Going to the ballet is definitely an experience that should be had at least once. Not only is the feeling of going nice, but being able to see the lovely costumes, effects, and stage are a definite mood lifter. Tickets start at $35 and the show will run until December 31, 2015. For more information, go to www.bostonballet.org.
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese.
Ben Barron ‘17 MaJOR: management, conc. in Entreprenurship TCourtesy of http://www.littlemomentsofhappiness.com/
My mom’s chicken soup.
BY virginia duffy photography staff
Misterwives performs at Boston Calling.
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Promoting Social and Environmental Change Vanguard staff writer
On November 4, 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the Net Impact Conference, a gathering of student and professional leaders who aspire to tackle some of the world’s toughest social and environmental problems through their careers and their Net Impact chapters. For those that have not heard about the organization, the Net Impact undergraduate chapter network is made up of student-led campus organizations working to create a positive social and environmental impact. Bentley University’s Net Impact chapter was started in 2015 and is committed to driving meaningful change on campus and in the community by running diverse programs and initiatives focusing on environmental issues, corporate social
responsibility, and career development. Some of the most powerful conference events included keynote addresses from leaders in impact-driven companies and nonprofit organizations such as Sue DesmondHellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation. These leaders all had powerful messages about achieving goals, making an impact with your career, managing a work-life balance, and promoting corporate social responsibility. Additional events included panels with executives from impactdriven companies, workshops with gover nment workers, and storyteller series with non-profit organizations. These events proved to be the most engaging because I was given
the opportunity to collaborate with fellow conference attendees, as well as those individuals that were running the programs. This conference was an incredible opportunity to lear n more about some of the greatest issues facing the world today and about how companies and organizations are banding together to try to solve some of those problems. Financing for this trip came from the generosity of the Delongchamp Family Endowment Fund, which is a grant for Bentley students to pursue extra-curricular activities associated with the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. The fund was designed to give students the chance to explore opportunities that would be otherwise unavailable due to funding issues, such as attending a conference, taking an unpaid
inter nship, or creating a research campaign around sustainability. Students who are interested in getting more involved in sustainability efforts on campus or who are interested in lear ning more about
how sustainability can be incorporated in their careers after school should consider joining Bentley’s Net Impact Undergraduate chapter. For more information, contact bentley.ug@ netimpact.org.
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BY Connor Holbrook
Connor Holbrook with Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine
Notes to My Freshman Self Notes From Abroad Vanguard staff writer
As I look back on my first year at Bentley, here are the small pieces of advice that I think will allow you to hopefully make the most of your time in the best year of college. 1.Early on, make an effort to meet people who aren’t from the same hometown/ state/country as you. You’ll gravitate towards them eventually anyway. 2. Meet someone new everyday. There are 4000 students at Bentley, each with a unique story. Meeting one a day will get you to about 1,000. 3. Put yourself in positions to fail. Apply for things that you don’t deserve and probably won’t get. You haven’t yet faced much rejection but you should know how it feels. 4. Reflect and write. Blog, journal, and whatever else to document your thoughts. Understanding yourself will serve you well throughout life. 5. When it comes to intimate relationships, make yourself vulnerable. Having someone who you care about more than yourself allows you to love and learn in a way that you can’t otherwise. 6. Question and challenge your fundamental beliefs (e.g.
religion). Understand what you believe in and why. Create forcing functions that make you develop healthy habits. This may include joining a club sport to force you to exercise or having an early morning class to force yourself to wake up. Experiment with these. 7. College is a great time to minimize your lifestyle costs. Live cheap, do your own laundry, and manage your expenses. You can only go up from there. 8. Call your best friends from high school on their birthdays. Staying in touch with friends and family during college is hard. Don’t forget the people who got you to where you are. 9. Don’t underestimate sleep. It matters more than you think. 10. Read every night. All the knowledge of the world is stored in books. 11. Get a technical skill set. College is the best time to develop it. 12. When you see someone who needs help, take a few seconds out of your day and help them. 13. Ask upperclassmen for help when you need it. Be ready to offer the same when you become one. 14. Find people who, just by
being themselves, make you a better person and spend all your time with them. This is the most important thing you can do. It’s true when they say that you are the average of your 5 closest friends. 15. Whenever there’s a big speaker on campus, rework your schedule and attend the talk. Don’t be lazy, these are some of the world’s most successful people coming to speak right at your front door. 16. Start keeping a calendar. You’ll miss out on too many things and come off as irresponsible by simply being disorganized. 17. Carve out your own path. Resist the temptation to make career decisions basecd on what everyone else seems to be doing. 18. Realize that your time isn’t worth more than anyone else’s. People just prioritize differently. 19. Every once in a while, surprise your best friends just because. Random acts of kindness are the best acts of all. 20. Become friends with the dining hall Sodexo lady, the facilities management, and others who work to help you. There’s so much to learn from their stories. Love, Your older self
BY Annie Whalen Shanghai, China
Thi s fa r, m y st udy a b roa d e x perie nce in S ha nghai has e x ce ede d a l l of m y expe ct at io ns . I’ v e b ee n able t o t ra v e l to v ario us lo ca t io ns d ur i ng t he ho lida y s - Tha i l a nd, Ho ng K ong, Ja pan, Taiw an, G ua ngz ho u a nd Ma ca ua nd explo re Sha ng ha i on wee kends t ha t are not ho lida y s. Alt ho ug h t he l ang ua g e barrier wa s difficult at firs t , e v e nt ually I w as able t o b ui l d my v o ca bula ry a s t he s e m est er pro g resse d a nd no w, I ca n ho ld s i mp l e c o nv ers at io ns wi t h t h e lo ca ls. A s fo r t he cult ure , it v a r i e s g re at ly fro m t he s t a t e s . When I arriv e d, s q ua t to ile t s and s pit t ing wa s c a s ual. Ho w e v e r, t o
m e , it w asn’t t he no rm . Alt ho ug h my frie nds dec ide d t o em bra ce t he w ild s ide o f t he cult ure and t ry differe nt c uisine, --do g and g o a t s he ad-I didn’t w ant t o be t o o m uc h o f an ext rem ist . As a t o uris t in Shang hai, m y fa v o rit e plac e t o v isit is x int ia ndi. Alt ho ug h m uch o f he a rea rem inds m e o f ho m e, aro und t he co r ner y o u ca n find lo ca l fo o d and s ho ps if y o u w ish t o hav e a t a s t e o f China . Ano t her g o -t o are a t ha t I e x plo re is t ianz ifang , w hic h co ns ist s o f lo ca l s ho ps a nd t rinke t st o re s w it h s t o ne w alkw ay s . Ho w e v e r, t he m ain at t rac t io n in Shang ahi is T he Pe arl. Fro m T he Bund-- a w a t e rfro nt are a in c ent ra l Sha ng a hi-ly es T he Pe arl; t w o pea rls / sphe res linked by 3 c o lum ns.
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BY saahil mutha
Women’s basketball stands strong BY taylor carlough Vanguard Staff Writer
While the Bentley women’s basketball team did not uproot the still undefeated Southern New Hampshire Penmen, the Falcons did get a career game from junior forward Jen Gemma, who scored her 1,000th point of her college career. Gemma ultimately scored 25 points total, along with grabbing 20 rebounds, in the 72-67 loss at the Dana Center Saturday afternoon. Gemma recorded Bentley’s first 20-20 game in at least 20 years and became the 34th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, the 17th to do it prior to her senior season. Gemma had to battle for that milestone basket, as she recorded it on a third-chance layup with a little over seven minutes left in the first quarter. That very basket gave
the Falcons one of three four-point leads in the first quarter, with the last coming with less than two minutes left. The Penmen went on a 7-0 run to close the first quarter, with all seven points being scored by freshman forward Kylie Lorenzen. SNHU dominated the second quarter, too, as the 7-0 run to close out the first quarter grew into a 26-7 run, putting the Penmen on top 35-20 with four minutes remaining until the break. Bentley came out of the break with a bit of fire, but didn’t come within single digits until sophomore guard Lauren Green hit a three-pointer from the left wing with just over three minutes left to play in the fourth quarter, bringing the score to 66-57. Another triple from Green made it only a six point difference with only a minute left to play, but the Penmen held the door shut, closing out the Falcons with free
throws down the stretch. Gemma split her boards evenly between the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, and also had three blocks on the night. It was, however, a rough shooting night, as she went 10 for 27 from the floor. Green had a season high 20 points herself, shooting a sizzling hot six for nine from the field, three of those made shots being trifectas. She also recorded three assists, two rebounds, and two blocks. No other Falcon had more than seven points. Seven different Penmen scored more than six points to aid in their effort. Senior forward Erin Doherty led the way with 15, while Lorenzen and sophomore forward Olivia Conrad added 13 and 12, respectively. With the loss, Bentley now stands at 6-2 overall, 2-2 in the NE-10. They’ll be looking to get back to work Monday at 6 pm against Saint Anselm in the Dana Center.
Men’s cross country finishes 30th sports editor
The Bentley University men’s cross country team ended their season by competing in the NCAA DII National Championships in Joplin, MO. The team finished 30th overall. The Falcons were led by junior Nik Haas, who finished 136th out of 250 runners, and sophomore Ryan Cadorette, who finished 138th. The lone runner for the women’s team was AllAmerican grad student Tara Dooley, who finished 107th for the Falcons to end her impressive cross country career. Although Cadorette didn’t meet his placement goal, the sophomore was satisfied his run on the national stage. “Regarding my personal performance, I was very happy with it,” Cadorette said. “Going into the race, my goal was to try and finish near the middle of the pack of 250 people, which I was pretty close to accomplishing.” Cadorette said he was able to accomplish a goal set even before his Bentley career. “I think I went out a little too slow and that cost me some as far as place goes, but it’s a learning curve for my first national competition,” Cadorette said. “However, my ultimate goal was to try and break 32 minutes for the first time and I figured this would be a good course to go for it on considering it was relatively flat and fast. Going through the five-mile mark, I knew it was going to be close, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the clock when I finished in 31:47. Breaking 32 minutes in the 10k was a goal I set back in high school so it
was pretty cool to do it at the national meet.” Other runners who scored for the Falcons were freshman Cody Murphy, junior Erik Alatalo and sophomore Graham Chapski. Seniors David Cooper and Thomas Dean rounded off the seven-man squad for Bentley. Cadorette said that keeping their bodies healthy was the key to the Falcons success. “What was key for our team this year was taking the necessary actions to prevent injury and make sure that we were recovered for workouts and races,” Cadorette said. “This meant getting enough sleep at night, eating healthy, stretching, icing, doing proper warmups and cooldowns and resting when our bodies were feeling beat up. By the time we got to the regional meet, we were healthy and ready to run fast which is what allowed us to qualify
for nationals. Our team was also able to push the pace more in workouts this year by running together, which gave us an advantage over other teams.” The Falcons hope to build off this year’s success next season, and will look to qualify and improve at Nationals next season. “We are definitely looking to make a return trip to nationals again next year,” Cadorette said. “We return five of our top seven runners and are looking to have several underclassmen and potential recruits coming in that could step up and fill these spots. Our team had an incredible amount of depth this year as we put all seven of our runners in the top 38 at the regional meet. If we can transfer this depth over to next year and get faster, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be challenging for another trip to the national meet.”
TEAM SPORTS STANDINGS MEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Saint Anselm 1 8 0 1 10 0 American Int’l 1 3 4 3 5 4 Merrimack 4 2 2 8 2 2 Assumption 2 3 3 2 8 3 Le Moyne 4 4 0 8 4 0 Southern NH. 7 0 0 10 0 0 Adelphi 5 1 2 7 2 3 Bentley 5 3 0 6 5 0 Franklin Pierce 2 4 2 4 6 2 New Haven 1 7 0 4 8 0 St. Michael’s 4 4 0 6 5 0 St. Rose 4 3 1 5 5 1
WOMEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Merrimack 1 10 0 3 12 0 Stonehill 10 2 0 13 2 0 Adelphi 6 0 2 8 2 2 Le Moyne 11 0 0 14 1 0 Saint Anselm 6 5 0 7 6 0 American Int’l 6 2 0 8 4 0 St. Michael’s 0 8 0 1 9 1 Assumption 5 4 0 9 6 1 Southern N.H. 6 2 1 8 3 1 St. Rose 7 1 0 9 1 2 Franklin Pierce 5 6 0 7 6 0 Pace 2 9 0 4 10 0 New Haven 9 2 0 12 2 0 Bentley 7 4 0 8 5 0
FOOTBALL NE-10 STANDINGS School
Merrimack 1 10 0 3 12 0 Stonehill 10 2 0 13 2 0 Adelphi 6 0 2 8 2 2 Le Moyne 11 0 0 14 1 0 Saint Anselm 6 5 0 7 6 0 American Int’l 6 2 0 8 4 0 St. Michael’s 0 8 0 1 9 1 Assumption 5 4 0 9 6 1 Southern N.H. 6 2 1 8 3 1 St. Rose 7 1 0 9 1 2 Franklin Pierce 5 6 0 7 6 0 Pace 2 9 0 4 10 0 Bentley 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Haven 9 2 0 12 2 0
FIELD HOCKEY NE-10 STANDINGS School
Merrimack 1 10 0 3 12 0 Stonehill 10 2 0 13 2 0 Adelphi 6 0 2 8 2 2 Le Moyne 11 0 0 14 1 0 Saint Anselm 6 5 0 7 6 0 American Int’l 6 2 0 8 4 0 St. Michael’s 0 8 0 1 9 1 Assumption 5 4 0 9 6 1 Southern N.H. 6 2 1 8 3 1 St. Rose 7 1 0 9 1 2 Franklin Pierce 5 6 0 7 6 0 Pace 2 9 0 4 10 0 Bentley 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Haven 9 2 0 12 2 0
WOMEN’S TENNIS NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Stonehill 10 2 0 13 7 0 Southern N.H. 11 1 0 12 6 0 New Haven 3 9 0 3 13 0 Assumption 7 5 0 9 10 0 Adelphi 12 0 0 15 4 0 Bentley 6 6 0 7 15 0 Merrimack 8 4 0 15 9 0 Saint Rose 2 10 0 3 12 0 St. Michaek’s 8 4 0 8 5 0 Saint Anselm 4 8 0 4 9 0 Franklin Pierce 1 11 0 1 12 0 American Int’l 0 12 0 0 12 0 Le Moyne 6 6 0 8 11 0
MEN’S TENNIS NE-10 STANDINGS Courtesy of Sports Information Office
BY russell cloon
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Senior, Thomas Dean, rounded off the seven-man squad.
School NE-10 Overall Stonehill 8 2 0 15 5 0 Bentley 7 3 0 13 7 0 Adelphi 9 1 0 9 3 0 Merrimack 10 0 0 11 6 0 Le Moyne 5 5 0 7 11 0 Southern N.H. 4 6 0 4 12 0 Assumption 6 4 0 9 10 0 St. Michael’s 2 8 0 2 9 0 Franklin Pierce 2 8 0 2 10 0 American Int’l 0 10 0 0 11 0 Saint Anselm 2 8 0 2 9 0
december 10 , 2015
BY russell cloon sports editor
The Bentley hockey squad gave us a split showing this past weekend in Lewiston, New York, in their pair of games against Niagara University. A furious 3rd period comeback Friday night came up just short in the form of a 6-4 defeat, but the Falcons rebounded with a 3-1 victory over the Purple Eagles on Saturday. The weekend was an eventful one, full of big hits and Max French goals—three in total. On Friday night, the Falcons were plagued by a slow start, as Niagara scored twice in the first frame including a power play goal with just 3 seconds remaining in the period. Senior Derek Bacon was able to get Bentley back within one in the second period, but that goal was matched and the Falcons found themselves down by two yet again entering the 3rd. After a quick Eagles goal in the final period put Bentley up against the ropes, French was able to find the back of the net twice in a five minute span to cut the Niagara lead to 4-3. Both teams would net another goal in the next six minutes. Then came the dagger, an empty netter for Niagara that sealed a 6-4 loss for the Falcons. Despite the defeat, the Falcons’ ability to come
back and make the game close late is a sign of good things to come, as French told me, “It showed the depth and resilience that we have in our lineup this year, as well as the character to comeback when we are down late in a game.” Saturday night’s matchup was a completely different story. Contrary to Friday’s slow start, the Falcons came out roaring and French was able to net another goal just 30 seconds into the game. When asked what his early goal meant for the team, French responded, “Scoring early in a game is always great for momentum. We typically play our best hockey if we are able to generate scoring chances early, and capitalizing on them instills confidence throughout the bench.” Bentley goals two and three both came from the stick of freshman Drew Callin, his second and third of the season. Bentley goaltender Gabe Antoni made 23 saves and lost his shutout bid with just 59 seconds remaining in the game, but played extremely well and picked up his fourth win of the year since coming into a starting role midseason. As this is the last Vanguard issue of the semester and nearly the halfway point of the season, it seems as good a time as ever
for a first half recap. In their first 15 games, the Falcons have a +1 goal differential as a team, 39 to 38. Max French leads the team in goals with 10 despite missing four games earlier in the season. Gabe Antoni leads the team with four wins in net, while Kyle Schmidt and Matt Blomquist join French for the team assist lead with 9 each. While each win carries its own weight in determining the Falcons’ fate for the season, some games always tend to mean more than others, and one particular pair of games stands out to
French. “The best wins we have had this year were the weekend where we swept Northeaster n. We were able to hold off and walk away with two points on Friday night even though we were heavily outshot, but it was our effort on Saturday night that really showed the character of the team and we put forward a much better showing and won another two points.” The weekend split leaves Bentley at 7-7-1 overall this season (5-31 in conference), good enough for fourth place in the Atlantic Hockey
Association, while Niagara now stands at 2-10-2 overall (2-5-1 AHA), sitting comfortably near the bottom of the conference. The Falcons will use the week to practice and prepare as rival Holy Cross, currently in 2nd place in the AHA, comes to the JAR this Friday and Saturday night. The weekend will be a key one for the team, as these games will be the last for Bentley until January 2nd and will set the tone for the second half of the season. Faceoff for both games is set for 7:05 PM.
Courtesy of Sports Information Office
Junior, Max French, leads the Bentley hockey team by 10 goals.
UPCOMING EVENTS DEC
Hockey vs. Holy Cross 7:05 PM
Hockey vs. Holy Cross 7:05 PM
Men’s Basketball vs.St. Michael’s 3:30 PM
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Men’s Swimming vs. Norwich 1:00 PM
Men’s Basketball vs. Molloy 3:00 PM
Women’s Basketball vs. New Haven 3:30 PM
Women’s Basketball vs. St. Michael’s 1:30 PM
Men’s Basketball vs. Stonehill 3:30 PM
Womenn’s Swimming vs. Pace 2:00 PM
Women’s Swimming vs.Norwich 1:00 PM
Hockey vs.Air Force 9:05 PM
Men’s Basketball vs. Adelphi 7:30 PM
Women’s Basketball vs. LIU Post TBA
Hockey vs. Robert Morris 7:05 PM
Men’s Swimming vs. St. Michael’s 3:00 PM
Women’s Basketball vs. Bridgeport TBA
Men’s Swimming vs. Pace 2:00 PM
Women’s Basketball vs. Adelphi 5:30 PM
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