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Gordon Student Leaders Organize Gathering with Boston Area Colleagues

Gordon students bring together area students to explore campus collaborations.

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Pre-engineering Students Design Merry Ornaments

Intro to Engineering students tackled a unique challenge right before Christmas break: design a "geeky" Christmas ornament.

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New Careers for a New Year: Teaching

For years Mary Bigus received an excellent salary but felt she was doing little to make the world a better place.

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Gordon and Beyond: Good News About Outcomes

Why do so many Gordon grads go on to complete graduate degrees? High expectations, a multitude of opportunities and a campus culture of mentoring and encouragement.

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Gordon In Winter

Gordon in winter is both a season and a frame of mind.

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Gordon Students Serve The World Over Winter Break

While some college students are picking up part-time jobs or catching up on lost sleep, many Gordon students continue to live out their faith by serving others over Christmas break.

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Gordon Rated Best Value In Private Colleges on "Kiplinger’s 100" List

Gordon College has been included in "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine" as one of the country’s top 100 private liberal arts colleges for value and affordability.

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C-SPAN Captures First of Gordon-sponsored Old Town Hall Lecture Series

The Institute for Public History has launched a new lecture series in Salem's Old Town Hall.

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Deep Church, Deep Christianity: Three Hopes

The author of Deep Church discusses his hopes for the Church in the 21st century.

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Rick Sweeney '85 Appointed New Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communications

President R. Judson Carlberg has asked Rick Sweeney '85 to lead Gordon's communications and marketing.

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North Shore Community Invited to Christmas at Gordon!

Come and enjoy Gordon's annual Christmas celebration.

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Wall Street Goes to Honduras

A summer internship with an interesting twist.

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Gordon Partners with Hamilton-Wenham Library to Bring Pulitzer Prize Winner to Campus

Paul Harding, author of "Tinkers," will be speaking at Gordon, November 16th.

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Gordon College Plans Yearlong Celebration of Founder’s 175th Birthday

The Gordon College community celebrates A. J. Gordon's 175th birthday and legacy through a yearlong series of events, readings and profiles.

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Debate: Dinesh D’Souza Vs. Bart Ehrman On Theodicy, God and Suffering

On November 11, two prominent intellectuals will debate theodicy, suffering and Christianity.

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An "Ephesians" Moment In Cape Town

“I’d be able to glean more from this conference if I a) were omnipresent and b) required no sleep. Conclusion? God is enjoying the Lausanne III Congress more than anyone.”

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Faith After High School? Professor Monitors Impact of College Choices

For parents who bring their children to church, youth group and Bible study, week after week year after year, the idea that they might abandon their faith in college is troubling. But research shows that nearly 50 percent of Christian teens fail to connect with a faith community after high school.

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Cinderella, Bakers and Wolves: Gordon Theatre Department Production of "Into The Woods"

These were not your usual children's stories but a fun musical twist on Brothers Grimm—on stage at Gordon College's Barrington Center for the Arts!

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BU Leisure Studies Professor Gives Personal Collection to Gordon Archives

A new collection of resources from over 100 years has been given to Gordon's Archives.

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North Shore Scientific Research Society Presents First Lecture at Gordon College on Placebo Effects

The North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international scientific research society, presents the lecture “Placebo Effects in Medicine and Psychiatry: Obstacle or Opportunity?”

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Gordon College Launches Salzburg Institute to Explore Christian Thought and Culture

The city where one of Europe's most presitigious theater and music festivals is held each summer is now home to Gordon's newest international program!

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Gordon College Invites Parents to Special Lecture, “Will Your Kids Have Faith after High School?”

Research has shown that 50 percent of Christian teens fail to connect with a faith community after high school. Dr. Cheryl Crawford, assistant professor of youth ministry at Azusa Pacific University, wanted to know why.

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Ten Great Reasons to Visit Gordon

Ten Great Reasons to Visit Gordon

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Documentary Film Profiles Alum’s Peacebuilding Efforts In Sri Lanka

Even as class president at Gordon, Prashan De Visser, who graduated in 2008 with a major in international affairs, was working toward unity in his war torn home country of Sri Lanka. When he returned home after graduation, he and a 15-member committee planned a leadership and reconciliation conference that brought together hundreds of Sri Lankan youth.

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Gordon’s Variety Show 255 Grapevine Returns to Benefit Local Food Pantry

Stomp. Singing. Stories. And cans of food? They’re all part of Gordon College’s second annual benefit variety show, 255 Grapevine: An Evening with an Address and a Certain Zip.

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R. Judson Carlberg, Seventh President of Gordon College, Announces 2011 Retirement

After 35 years of serving students, Jud and Jan Carlberg have announced a new season for their lives: beginning next summer, they will retire. Read about President Carlberg's legacy.

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Community

Community: a group organized around common values, within a shared geographical location.

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Helping Johnny Read: Veteran Teacher, Author and Literacy Expert Anthony Pedriana to Speak at Gordon

National leader in literacy education will speak at Gordon.

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Touring Exhibit of New Paintings By Bruce Herman Comes to Cape Ann Museum

Herman, the Lothlorien Distinguished Chair of Art at Gordon College, finds the Gloucester museum a fitting space to show his new collection of paintings. As a longtime resident of the peninsula north of Boston known as Cape Ann, Herman has been inspired by the raw beauty of the land, sea and sky as well as the changing weather.

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Location, Location, Location

Where a college is matters—but "where" has many dimensions.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Harding, James Davison Hunter, Brian McLaren and Others Coming to Gordon

Nationally recognized speakers—such as Brian McLaren, James Davison Hunter and others—will address global issues at Gordon this fall.

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Karin Coonrod '76, International Theater Artist

Karin Coonrod ’76 is an international theater artist whose work has been hailed by The New York Times as “prodigiously inventive” and by The New York Observer for “clear-eyed imaginative intelligence.”

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Learning to Serve

Stephen G. Alter, associate professor of history and recipient of the Junior Distinguished Faculty Award, addressed incoming and returning students at the Matriculation Chapel. Alter, left, is pictured with Provost Mark Sargent.

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Making Peace In a Violent World: Gordon Launches New Minor with Global Scholar and Film

Gordon joins others around the world to celebrate the International Day of Peace (September 21) with a host of events, including lectures from Dr. David Steele.

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Lego Logistics

A $200 Lego model of an $80,000 atomic force microscope (AFM) was built this past summer in Gordon's Bowden Engineering Lab.

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Fighting The New Global Slave Trade: a Discussion with Filmmaker Jody Hassett-sanchez

Former ABC News reporter Jody Hassett-Sanchez will be coming to Gordon to screen her new documentary and to talk about her work in journalism.

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Forbes’ Best Colleges List Recognizes Gordon College’s Impact

Students succeed during—and after—their time at Gordon, making it one of "America's Best Colleges."

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Gordon College Welcomes New Students to Bright Futures

Gordon's orientation team as well as President and Mrs. Carlberg are ready to welcome the newest members of the Gordon family, Friday, August 20th!

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Coming Home: New Vice President of Development Returns to Gordon College

President R. Judson Carlberg recently appointed Sandy Butters to lead development efforts at Gordon, an appointment that is also a homecoming for the '93 alumna.

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New Faculty Build on Global Scholarship for 2010-2011 Academic Year

Gordon's newest professors come from across the globe and represent a variety of disciplines. Welcome to our new faculty members!

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From Florida State to Fighting Scots, Women’s Basketball Welcomes New Coach Julie Brown

Just in time to lead Gordon's traditional summer basketball camp, Julie Brown, new head coach for the women's team, has jumped right into her new role.

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Graduate Education Announces Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and New Tuition Rates

Graduate education for teacher training just got easier! Gordon's graduate education program has announced new opportunities for careers in education.

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Pirates 'Attack' Salem’s Pioneer Village July 24 and 25!

Meet some of New England's most notorious and historic sea-robbers as they 'invade' Salem's Pioneer Village, sponsored in part by Gordon's History Alive!

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“Deep Church” Author/alumnus, Jim Belcher, Speaks at Gordon College

Somewhere between the emerging church model and the traditional, there is a third way to experience worship, according to Dr. Jim Belcher, who offered a public lecture at Gordon this summer.

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Green Chemistry Students Selected to Attend National Prestigious Conference

The National Science Foundation awarded grants to four future scientists from Gordon. They will be joining leaders in green chemistry at a national conference in Washington, D.C.

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Gordon Community Mourns the Death of Sonia Weitz, Holocaust Survivor, Friend and Speaker

For 29 years, Sonia Weitz brought her story—and vision—to campus. And Gordon College is a better place because of her presence with us in years past. She will be greatly missed.

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Gordon Students Bask in Summer Service and Learning Opportunities

Some are traveling on mission trips. Others are studying or interning in their fields. Whatever the adventure, most Gordon students are spending their summers learning, leading and serving.

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Local Church Taps Gordon College Faculty for Unique Video Discussion Series

WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE as Gordon professors take their expertise beyond the classroom and into a local church. One local congregation invited Gordon faculty this past spring to discuss their faith and fields on camera.

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Biologos Foundation and Gordon College Host Inaugural Workshop On Science and Faith

Prominent scientists and scholars gathered on campus for a 3-day dialogue on creation.

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From Distinguished Faculty to Student Awards, Semester Ends Celebrating Leadership Achievements

The 2009-2010 academic year ended in typical Gordon tradition: honoring student and faculty leadership contributions.

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Marvin R. Wilson Honored with Collection of Essays in New Book on Abraham

It might be one of the most unique birthday gifts Professor Marv Wilson will ever receive: a new book that highlights his long time commitment to dialogue between Jews and Christians.

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Exploring Salem: Gordon Offers Training In Historic Interpretation

Centered around the history of Salem, the Institute for Public History is offering two exciting new theatre courses and two history courses open to the public, for teacher training, enrichment or for college credit, May 22-June 11.

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Musical Leaders Address Undergraduate and Graduate Students at Gordon’s 118th Commencement

On May 14 and 15, Gordon graduates and their families celebrated the completion of their studies at this year’s commencement ceremonies under blue skies on the quad.

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Gordon Recognizes Long Time Employees with 25 to 45 Years of Service

Faculty and staff alike have contributed greatly to Gordon's success for many years. On May 4, several were acknowledged at the College's Annual Service Awards reception for their long term service.

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Green Chemistry Professor Irv Levy Selected to National Leadership Role

It's not boring being green! Professor Irv Levy's work has been especially busy this year, from last fall with the chemistry poetry slam (SEE VIDEO!) to last month in San Francisco at the American Chemical Society conference.

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Gordon Tutoring Program and Lynn Housing Dedicate Learning Center After Sarah Allyn

A building on Curwin Circle in Lynn will be renamed after one of its first volunteers, whose life was cut short in a car accident.

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Gordon's Institute for Public History Launches Derby Square Lecture Series

Salem's Old Town Hall once again became a venue for public discussion as the new Derby Square Lecture Series hosted Chris Mooney, Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT.

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William W. Buehler, Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Passed Away April 15

Dr. William W. Buehler passed away April 15 in Tampa, Florida. He defended his doctoral dissertation before Karl Barth, was a longtime professor at both Barrington and Gordon Colleges, and was a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature.

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"Poem a Day" Celebrates National Poetry Month In Gordon’s Second Annual Podcast Project

What better way to celebrate words, rhythms and spring than by listening to a poem a day throughout April? Hear President and Mrs. Carlberg read their favorites, as well as faculty, staff and students on Gordon's iTunes!

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“100 Acts of Green”: Gordon Students Celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary with Week of Events

Hosted by the student-led Advocates for a Sustainable Future, Earth Week will feature a variety of unique and creative events, including a film festival, poetry contest, a concert with recycled ‘instruments,’ panel discussions, planting stations, scavenger hunts and eco-art exhibits.

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New Production of Broadway Classic "Godspell" Reflects Technological Impact on Everyday Faith

On stage at Gordon College: a unique new production of "Godspell" opened April 9, and runs through April 17. Tickets available for everyone.

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Gordon Conference Explores Human Dignity in a Biotech Age

On Friday, April 16, the Jerusalem and Athens Forum will host an ecumenical conference on the value of human life in a biotech age. Prominent scholars from various faith perspectives will offer lectures and discussions. The event is free and open to the public.

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Gordon Partners with Hamilton-Wenham Library to Bring Best-selling Author to Campus

Anita Silvey, author of "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book" will speak on campus Thursday, April 8. The Community Read event is open to the public.

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Gordon College Staff Member Takes Vacation Time to Serve In Haiti

When word of the earthquake in Haiti hit the U.S., Marilyn Helgesen had only to look at her husband with the question in her eyes, "So, when are you going down?"

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Recovering Our Creative Calling: Author Andy Crouch to Speak at Gordon

As part of the Faith Seeking Understanding series, author Andy Crouch will be lecturing on what it means to create culture rather than merely consume it.

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Students Explore Darwin, Shakespeare, and The Future of Words at Gordon’s First Colloquium

This Saturday, March 27, students from other colleges across the country will come to Wenham for Gordon’s first undergraduate Literatures and Linguistics Colloquium.

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Featured: New Archivist Reflects on Women’s History Month with the Women of Gordon College

"Gordon's history and growth is due in large part to many prominent women who helped shape it," says new College archivist Rachel Trent

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Investing in the Community: New Event Helps Nonprofits and Businesses Work Together

Wednesday, March 24, 120 from across the North Shore attended a first of its kind networking event, cosponsored by Gordon's new Center for Nonprofit Studies and Philanthropy, and Career Services.

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Mentoring Teachers: Gordon Graduate Education Program Scores High on Recent Survey

Teacher training in Gordon's graduate education program has a lot going for it, according to a recent survey of alumni.

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A Different Kind of Spring Break: Gordon Students Serve from Mexico to Mississippi

From building houses to teaching children, many Gordon students will spend spring break serving others.

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Gordon Hosts Home School Students for National Speech and Debate Tournament

Starting today, March 10 through March 12, several hundred home schooled high students will be on campus for a national speech contest. Events will take place across campus, primarily in the Ken Olsen Science Center.

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And the Oscar Goes to . . . the Underdog: Gordon Professor Sees Common Theme in 82nd Academy Awards

Award winning filmmaker and assistant professor of communication arts, Toddy Burton, gives her picks for this year's Academy Awards.

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March Madness Hits Gordon College

Saturday night, Gordon College beat Curry College to win the 2010 TCCC Basketball Championship title!

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Gordon Presence Felt in Third Annual Salem Film Festival

A wide range of compelling films are scheduled for this year's Salem Film Fest—February 26-March 4—where Provost Mark Sargent serves as a judge.

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Senior Basketball Leader Aaron Trigg Named Academic All-America Second Team

ESPN Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida) has awarded Gordon guard Aaron Trigg one of its national honors.

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Campus Update: Power Restored, 2/27//10 - 9:30 a.m.

National Grid has restored power on campus. Gordon College has resumed normal scheduling and operations.

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Prayers for Haiti

President R. Judson Carlberg and the Gordon community invite others to join in prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

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Gordon Guard Leads The Nation In Three-point Shooting

Senior Brady Bajema is hot this season and he's one of many record-breaking student-athletes on the men's basketball team. The Scots are enjoying another winning season.

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Gordon Student Delegates to Represent Tanzania at Harvard National Model United Nations

Seventeen Gordon students will join 3,000 other college students at this year's Model United Nations. For Kaelyn McBride '11 it's a special opportunity to represent the place she calls home.

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Dedicated to Success: Gordon's Career Services Plans a Busy Spring Semester

FEATURED: A number of exciting resources and events are available this semester for students to begin planning their careers. It's never too early to be thinking ahead!

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Where Are Your Car Keys and Other Uncertainties Inspire Original Comedy

Gordon's latest theatre production—an original comedy by the director Norman Jones, associate professor of theatre, and the cast of twelve students—offers a timely reprieve to some of the world's harder issues. It runs January 29-February 6.

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A Lifetime of Service: Gordon College Archivist John Beauregard Retires

The Gordon community has profoundly benefited from the many contributions of John Beauregard. "He has served us with integrity, sincerity and loyalty in ways we greatly appreciate," said President R. Judson Carlberg.

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Salem Parks and Recreation to Honor Gordon’s Contributions to City

In a special awards ceremony in Salem on January 27, Gordon's Institute for Public History will be recognized for its contributions to Pioneer Village.

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Winning Legacies: Gordon Inducts Alumni Athletes In Fourth Annual Hall of Honor Ceremony

On Saturday, January 23, four alumni—two women and two men—will be honored for their athletic contributions to Gordon's sports programs.

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Gordon College Joins Neighbors in Honoring the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the nation prepares to celebrate Dr. King's legacy, President R. Judson Carlberg and others from the Gordon community will gather in Lynn with local and state leaders, youth and residents for the 24th annual breakfast commemorating Dr. King's vision.

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