Anniversary Tweet

Anniversary Tweet

“Christ both gives & takes, gives the Father’s life & blessedness, & takes the believer’s death & wretchedness.” AJ Gordon
A POWERFUL INFLUENCE

A POWERFUL INFLUENCE

As dean of faculty throughout her husband’s presidency, Isabel Warwick Wood, who held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brown University, brought her own considerable gifts as a scholar, teacher and administrator to the institution, planting and tending seeds for the liberal arts college Gordon would eventually become....
Centered

Centered

“The more elaborate an organization grows, and the more many-sided its works, the more it needs the unity of an organizing center. We need it more now at Gordon than in the earlier days of simpler and smaller work. For a Christian organization the only right and sure center is Christ. I think that no-one questions that for the wonderful, complex busy life and work of Gordon now the one true center is Jesus Christ.” —President Nathan Wood (second president,...
The Move to Wenham

The Move to Wenham

In 1953, even before the Highway Act of 1956 pumped $25 billion into road projects that began to transform how Americans travelled, Route 128 had been extended as a modern highway from Danvers all the way to Gloucester, and towns previously off the beaten path became easier to reach. One of them was Wenham, and just beside Route 128 in that wooded equestrian enclave sat the estate of the Prince family. A Gordon student and part-time pastor at Wenham Neck Baptist Church, James Higginbotham, drove by the estate each Sunday as he traveled to and from the church. Gradually, he said, “the thought came to me that this would be a tremendous location for a college.” He approached the owner, Frederick Prince; impressed, Prince sold the 1,000-acre estate to Gordon for...
A Slice of (1964) Gordon Life

A Slice of (1964) Gordon Life

In 1964, Girls’ Basketball players wore dresses. The HUD dorms were under construction. Boys’ Basketball won the Bean Pot Classic. Constance Thurber was Spring Formal Queen. Students were involved in the Foreign Missions Fellowship and the Student National Education Association, wrote for the Tartan and the Idiom, and were the “marching...