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How St. Francis Made Christmas New . . . and Smelly

With Thanksgiving barely behind us, Advent, the season of preparing for Christmas, has arrived along with its many traditions, writes Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history.

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Still Life: An Apple Performance

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, contemplates the symbolic role of apples.

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Threats to Religious Freedom from the Right and the Left

Academic Dean Dan Russ explores various threats to freedom of religion in the U.S.

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Shrinking Gaps and a Shrinking God: A Connection to Avoid

Biology professor Craig Story responds to the wonder of his field—and the need for caution.

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How Your Vote Counts, Literally, and Why It Matters

Karl-Dieter Crisman, assistant professor of mathematics, explores the various ways of counting votes.

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Crisis Converted: Blossoms and Boundaries of Cuba Today

Spanish Professor Leasa Lutes describes the complexities and beauty of today's Cuba.

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Gun Rights, Regulations, and Human Dignity

Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, dares to enter the murky and difficult discussion of gun rights and regulations, helping us think better about both.

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On Time, Direction and Moving Forward

Gordon's new provost, Janel Curry, reflects on her new move and the start of a new year.

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Roberts Rules

In a special summer edition, Timothy Sherratt sheds light on the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding health care.

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In the Library, with the Candlestick

Provost Mark Sargent reflects on his tenure at Gordon in his usual, inspiring way.

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Reading Poetry As a Second Language

Poetry in any language is inspiring, writes Spanish professor Moises Park.

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Easter Without Borders

Cliff Hersey, dean of global education, reflects on Easter symbolism around the world.

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Lessons from a 17th Century Working Mother

Kristina Wacome Stevick expresses her appreciation for another creative working mother, Anne Bradstreet.

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Sing Like Obama? Yes, We Can!

Professor of music Susan Brooks writes that singing is good for us, and might just be the answer to today's political problems.

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"Pa Negre": What The Academy Awards Missed

The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, but Pilar Perez Serrano, assistant professor of Spanish, says this Spanish movie has staying power.

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Salem’s Forgotten Soldiers of Freedom

Historian David Goss introduces us to a few African American heroes in Salem's history.

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Seeing in the New Year

For the new year, psychology professor Jonathan Gerber says our way of seeing things matters more than what we resolve to do.

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