Big Changes at Bentley

While you were away this summer, Bentley went through a few big changes. Whether it's the residential halls or the top management of the university, here are the things you need to know.


Presidential Changes

Although we were all sad to see Gloria Larson go, we are so excited for Alison Davis-Blake to join the Bentley community! President Alison Davis-Blake will be Bentley’s eighth president. She was previously the Dean at The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and then at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her background in business and leadership will definitely help move Bentley forward as the years go on.

President Davis-Blake arrived on campus on July 1st and has moved into the President’s house on Forest Street with her husband and two sons. We cannot wait to get to know our new President and are hopeful for the new semester!


Residential Directors

Meet Tyler and Taylor! Tyler is a Residence Director in Slade Hall this year, and Taylor is a Residence Director for Rhodes Hall, Boylston A and B, Collins Hall, and Stratton House. We’re excited to welcome these new RDs to the Bentley community and can’t wait to see them around campus!  


Laundry system

In the fall of 2017, Bentley changed the laundry system from the ability to use quarters or falcon funds to just using falcon funds. Most people were able to adjust to this without any problems. Now, in the summer of 2018, Bentley has decided to switch gears again. They have now transitioned to a laundry app called LaundryConnect. This laundry system only takes money through the app, which you have to upload using your debit or credit card. Bentley has also increased the price for one load from $1.50 to $1.75. One load costs more depending on the size of the load you are doing. For a small load, it costs $1.75. For a medium load it costs $1.85 and for a large load it costs $1.95. The drying price still stays the same at $1.75 no matter what the size is. If this laundry price trend keeps happening, we might find ourselves going to the nearest laundromat to do our laundry!


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