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World Class

It's easy enough to say "Gordon is global." But the proof (and the beauty) is in the details.

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Dr. Boorse Goes to Washington: Biology Professor Lead Author on National Climate Initiative

Biology professor Dorothy Boorse helps put a face on global poverty through national initiative.

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In the Spirit of Professional Advice

Hilary Sherratt, a senior Pike scholar majoring in religion, ethics and politics, recently published an essay in the Washington Post series, "Leadership, Reimagined."

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Remembering George Gallup, Jr.: President Lindsay Issues Statement on Mentor and Friend

President Lindsay reflects on the influence of George Gallup, Jr.

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An Honored Guest, an Informed Dialogue

In the midst of an increasingly tense political climate, it can be greatly refreshing to return to informed, civil dialogue—especially when this dialogue is with your own member of Congress.

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Tackling The Big Questions: Gordon Wins Grant for Lecture Series On Science and Faith

Beginning in November 2012, Gordon College will partner with the John Templeton Foundation to present the Herrmann Lectures on Science and Faith.

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Princemere Writers Series: Award-winning Essayist Sven Birkerts Speaks at Gordon

Author, essyist, and editor Sven Birkerts comes to Gordon.

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Innovation, Ideology and The Economy: Nationally Recognized Economist to Offer Three Lectures

Robert Gough, Nationally Recognized Economist/CEO, to lecture this fall at Gordon.

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Gordon’s Graduate Education Program Partners with Innovative Group to Offer New Online Courses

New online courses offer flexibility for grad ed students.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Science at Gordon

Homecoming weekend commemorates the 50th anniversary of science at Gordon with special events, speakers, and alumni panelists.

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Calling All Jane Austen Fans: Gordon Theatre Presents National Premiere of “Lizzie, Darcy and Jane"

The American premiere of Joanna Norland's play, "Lizzie, Darcy and Jane" opens October 21 in Gordon's Barrington Center for the Arts.

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Gordon Community Remembers Music Student, Evangelyna Etienne

Evangelyna Etienne, Gordon College student and resident of Saugus, Massachusetts, died on September 11 after a three-year battle with myofibrosarcoma.

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Dr. D. Michael Lindsay Inaugurated As Eighth President of Gordon College

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, 39, one of the nation’s foremost experts on faith, culture and leadership, was inaugurated September 16 as the eighth president in Gordon College’s 122-year history.

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Gordon Students Feud for Fun On TV Game Show Family Feud

More than genetics link the contestants on next week’s Family Feud television show—four of the five members of the Coker/Tranchell family contestants are also Gordon College students and graduates.

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Recreation Ignites the Life of the Mind

For Gordon College professors who also teach a physical education (P.E.) class, the value of recreation goes beyond cardiovascular health.

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Nigel Goodwin On Art, Faith and Culture

After working in theatre, film, television and radio for over ten years, Nigel Goodwin, Executive Director of Genesis Arts Trust, devotes his time to supporting many Christians in the arts, including celebrities and aspiring artists around the world.

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Lights—and Light

This brief essay appeared as the introduction in this year's (2011) Christmas Gala program.

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Seeing Christ In Darkness

Maia Mattson '13 reviews a stunning exhibit in the Barrington Center.

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Why I’ll Still Be “Home” for Christmas

Rachel Bell nuances the Bing Crosby 1943 classic, "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

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Barrington Center for the Arts Showcases Allison Luce’s “Ancient Expanse”

Come experience the beauty and mystery of the coast of Denmark right on Gordon College’s campus this fall.

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The Making of a Movie, Gordon Style

As part of our Faculty in the Summer Series, film professor Toddy Burton gets a movie made.

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New Faculty Reflect Ongoing Scholarship

This fall Gordon College welcomes 532 new students to campus, and nine new faculty members who bring experiences from around the world to their professorial roles. From music and biology to recreation studies and chemistry, they come to Gordon from a diverse range of academic interests.

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President D. Michael Lindsay Issues Statement On 10th Anniversary of September 11

In this opportunity to reflect, President Lindsay offers some perspective.

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Soccer, Sally Brown and Service: How Gordon Students Spent Their Summers

This summer Gordon welcomed President D. Michael Lindsay, hosted 11 sports camps, and prepared for the 2011–2012 academic year. We were curious to hear what our students did while they were away. Here’s what some of them said:

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Gordon Welcomes Largest Ever Number of New Students

Hundreds of new students have already made history.

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Yes, a Christian College Education Is Worth It, Concludes New Study by Gordon Psychology Professor

Gordon College Psychology Professor Leads Four-Year Study

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An Update On Tropical Storm Irene

Gordon College is closely monitoring the storm and is taking all necessary precautions to keep our campus community safe.

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Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, One of Nation's Youngest College Presidents, to Be Inaugurated

President D. Michael Lindsay, scholar on faith, culture and leadership, to host inaugural year discussions.

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Young Faculty Bring Distinguished Perspectives and "Firsts" to Gordon

Gordon's newest assistant professors come from across the globe and represent a range of disciplines and talents.

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Gordon Junior Awarded First-generation Scholarship from Council of Independent Colleges

The Council of Independent Colleges recently named Victoria Jackowski ’13 from Clinton Corners, New York, recipient of the Dorothea M. Waterbury Scholarship.

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History Professor Performs at The Smithsonian Institute As Part of 150th Civil War Commemoration

David Goss, assistant professor of history, takes his expertise on the road—with Civil War music.

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Peter W. Stine, Professor Emeritus, Passes Away

Peter W. Stine, Professor Emeritus of English at Gordon, passed away August 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Remembering Dr. John Stott, Theologian and Christian Visionary of the 20th Century

The Gordon College community honors Rev. Stott's legacy.

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When Business [Class] Goes to China

For Alyssa Maine, a 2011 communication arts graduate, the country of China was as foreign a topic to her as economics. But that didn’t stop her from enrolling in Gordon’s third international “China Seminar,” led by economics & business professor Stephen Smith.

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Former Barrington First Lady, Mrs. Evelyn Ferrin, 101

Evelyn Blanche Ferrin, wife of the late Dr. Howard W. Ferrin, former president of Barrington College, passed away June 30, 2011.

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Faculty in the Summer: Unique Class Serves Those Living with Disabilities in the Developing World

The kinesiology department teamed up with Global Education Office for a unique summer class.

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A New Presidency: Week 1

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, eighth president of Gordon College, is hitting the ground listening during his first official week on the job.

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Summer Trips with a Mission: Gordon Students Take Learning to The World

From Sri Lanka and South Africa to Honduras and China, dozens of Gordon students will travel to unique parts of the world this summer, merging their classroom experiences with specialized mission opportunities.

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Members of Gordon's Class of 2011 Graduate to New Opportunities

Under surprisingly clear skies and with spring flowers in bloom, 403 students from the Class of 2011 graduated Saturday, May 21, during Gordon’s 119th Commencement celebration.

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Intellectual Curiosity Welcome Here

Students at Gordon contribute to original research every semester: from paper publications or research presentations to art installations or film features.

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Twenty Theses

Senior art majors at Gordon select a personal artistic direction and a thesis theme during the fall as they participate in the departmental “Art and Vocation” course. In their final spring semester, with a faculty mentor's guidance, they develop a body of work culminating in a gallery exhibit in the Barrington Center for the Arts.

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Gordon College Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship Honor

Another Gordon student has won a Fulbright scholarship.

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Seniors Wrap Up Academic Work at Gordon with Wide Range of Public Presentations

End-of-the-year celebrations at Gordon mean a variety of public presentations.

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Lights, Cameras, Screenings: Communication Arts Students Showcase Short Films at Cinema Salem

For the first time, this semester's communication arts students will be showing their new work off campus and on the big screen.

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When in Jerusalem and Athens: A Semester of Trips, Debates, Scholarship and More

Study trips to Italy, debates on capitalism, internationally acclaimed scholarship and much more in a semester with Gordon’s Jerusalem and Athens honors program.

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Fifth Annual Hall of Honor Induction Celebrates Gordon College Student-Athletes

On April 30, 2011, three alumni athletes will be inducted into Gordon's Hall of Honor at a special dinner ceremony.

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Gordon Lore: The "Nubby Burger"

Members of the Gordon community discuss the origins of the “Nubby Burger,” a Gordon classic.

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Gordon Lore: The Anvil

Gordon alumni (and a few others) reminisce about a venerable Gordon and Barrington tradition.

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What Is Gordon College Symposium?

This year's student symposium honors the legacy of founding father of Gordon College, A.J. Gordon.

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Keep Learning: May Term 2011 Offers Range of New and Traditional Classes

From painting or history, accounting, acting or core courses, May Term offers classes for everyone.

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Students' Events Council Host an Evening of Comedy with Alum and NBC Writer Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes’ comedy writing career began with Gordon College’s student newspaper, The Tartan. Since his graduation in 2001, he has contributed to numerous comedy publications and productions in the entertainment world, most recently landing a spot as a writer for the NBC sitcom Outsourced.

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Gordon College Names Nationally Recognized Scholar As Eighth President

D. Michael Lindsay to lead Christian liberal arts college starting July 1, 2011.

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Shakespeare’s Miracles Come to Life in New Production of The Winter’s Tale

Gordon's theatre production of The Winter's Tale opens April 1, a perfect show for the Easter season.

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Science and Shalom

When Robert Ainslie was looking for colleges, he didn't want a school that would just feed him the right answers.

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A Poem a Day: Gordon College Celebrates National Poetry Month with Third Annual Poetry Podcasts

Gordon celebrates National Poetry Month with launch of new blog.

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Where Leather Meets Pavement: A Commitment to Social and Environmental Justice

Students Anna Jonker, Addy Stamenova and Lynne Weche spent Spring Break in West Virginia, conducting original research on the impact of coal mining on health.

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Students Create Scot Radio

Gordon students have launched Gordon's own radio station. The station

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College Students from Across the Country Attend Gordon’s Second Annual Colloquium

Gordon's Literatures and Linguistics Department sponsors the second undergraduate colloquium.

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Two Important Questions—and Some Compelling Answers

Why choose a liberal arts college? Why choose a Christian liberal arts college? Here are some great reasons.

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Honoring Women's History Month: Special Events and Speakers Highlight Contributions

Discussions, a theatre production and lectures highlight women's history at Gordon.

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Learning to Play? Documentary Film "Play Again" to be Shown at Gordon and Salem Film Festival

The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education at Gordon presents a new documentary.

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History Professor Discusses God and The Atlantic at Old Town Hall Lecture

Thomas A. (“Tal”) Howard discusses the themes in his new book, God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide on March 17th as part of the Old Town Hall Lecture Series

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New Nonprofit Summer Session Prepares Students for Unique Service and Leadership

Selective new program prepares students to serve and bring their passions to nonprofit organizations.

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Faith After High School? Gordon College Hosts Special Workshops for Parents and Youthworkers

Fifty percent of Christian teens fail to connect with a faith community after high school, research suggests. Dr. Cheryl Crawford, assistant professor of youth ministry at Azusa Pacific University, wanted to know why. So for the past six years Crawford has documented the lives of over a dozen Christian teenagers as they transitioned from church youth groups to public colleges or universities.

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Delegates to the World: Gordon Students Participate in Harvard’s Model United Nations

The Gordon tradition—to represent an African country—brought 17 student “delegates” together to represent Gabon at the 57th Session of the Harvard National Model United Nations.

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Water, Birds, Landscape: Gordon Scientists Showcase Research at Upcoming Sigma Xi Gathering

Six professors and 12 students from Gordon College will share their research with members of Sigma Xi, the North Shore Chapter of the Scientific Research Society. Other members of the chapter include Endicott College and Salem State University.

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And The Winner Is: Oscar Nominations Reflect Cultural Realities, Say Gordon Communication Arts Profs

Communication arts professors Toddy Burton and Rini Cobbey offer their annual perspectives on this year's Academy Awards.

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Kenneth H. Olsen, Digital Computing Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Gordon Board Member, Remembered

Ken Olsen, long time friend of Gordon College, has died.

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Gordon Students in CCCU Middle East Studies Program Safe

Five students from Gordon who are spending the semester studying in the Middle East are experiencing history in the making.

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Gordon Students Make the Most of Snow Days!

With record-setting storms already this winter, Gordon has had its share of snow days. But how exactly do students spend their time on a snow day? Read on and find out.

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The Gordon College Institute for Public History Presents Salem and The Civil War: 150th Anniversary

In commemoration of the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War, David Goss, assistant professor of history at Gordon College and director of the Institute for Public History, will present an illustrated lecture of Salem’s involvement with the Civil War.

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Moving Day for The Sciences at Gordon: Phase II

Physics, computer science and mathematics faculty and students recently moved into new offices, classrooms and labs in the Ken Olsen Science Center.

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Remembrance: John D. Mason, Professor Emeritus of Economics

John Mason, founder of Gordon College's Economics and Business Department, passed away Saturday evening, January 15.

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Adrianne Cook ’92 Appointed Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

In January Gordon College welcomed a familiar face to a new role: 1992 graduate Adrianne Cook is back on campus as the director of alumni and parent relations.

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Much More Than Meets The Eye

Duty, love, misunderstood apprenticeship instructions and the inconvenience of being born on leap year are just a few of the themes made comical by Gilbert and Sullivan’s production Pirates of Penzance. Gordon College’s Theatre and Music Departments joined forces to present the operetta.

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