Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Though he usually spends his time on large research ocean vessels, Gordon’s newest biology faculty member, Walter Cho, is a deep sea biologist with big plans for his students this year. Before coming to Gordon, Cho was a researcher studying the BP oil spill and the potential ecological damage it was responsible for in the Gulf of Mexico. Since coming to Gordon this fall, he’s been anticipating getting out on the water and introducing the labs of the Atlantic to his students at Gordon. Recently Cho took his Marine Science class out into the waters of Ipswich Bay to collect samples of the water column and sediment to study the physical and biological characteristics of this environment.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
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.
Hannah Coker ’09, English; Hala Coker ’12, psychology; Hattie Coker ’13, psychology; and their cousins Alessio Tranchell ’14, music; and Amira Tranchell, a junior psychology major at Clark University (all of East Falmouth, Massachusetts) auditioned for the game show in Saugus on a whim last May. To their surprise, they were selected and flown to Georgia in July for a day of filming as contestants on Family Feud. Dressed in matching purple, the Coker/Tranchell family will compete in the ultimate TV family face-off beginning on September 26, at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Photo: A Gordon College luggage tag hangs on Tim’s backpack—a greeting to all he meets along the trail, and a reminder to himself of those praying for his journey.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Senior captain Samantha Neverett (Athol, Massachusetts) has been honored as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts over the week of September 12–18.
Living in the village of Ganave for two months with a small group of fellow Gordon students, Mattos, of Somerset, Massachusetts, worked to fulfill the project’s goal of researching and improving development in this West African community.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Last Friday marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Gordon College as President D. Michael Lindsay was officially inaugurated. The daylong celebration included a worship service, various symposia and an installation ceremony. Gordon welcomed to campus a total of 507 visitors from churches, businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits—plus over 400 viewers from North America, Europe and Asia who watched the events streaming live on Gordon’s homepage.
Click here for a recap of the historic day, along with full videos of each of the major inaugural events.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
With anticipation on campus building toward President Lindsay’s Inauguration on Friday, the lead-up began not with banners and speeches but trash bags and paint rollers. Yesterday students joined with the president for an afternoon of campus cleanup, offering a helping hand as Gordon prepares to welcome around 400 guests for the celebration at the end of the week.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This service project, says Gordon senior Zach Capalbo ’12, was “a show of religious solidarity and cooperation.” And thanks to the mix of people from all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds, the event was an invaluable experience for all.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Tartan’s first issue was released in the fall of 1958. It had a solid run for 50 years, but during the 2009-2010 school year, the publication moved exclusively online due to funding and resources. Over the last year, students, faculty and staff worked together to bring the printed publication back as a trusted source for news about events and topics around campus.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Marine biologist Dr. Walter Cho is planning a fantastic first voyage, where students will take various measurements and sample the ocean bottom along the way.
Photo: Craig Story, associate professor of biology, moves the IXTHUS down to the lower lot behind the Ken Olsen Science Center to remove the winter frame and do a final pre-voyage check.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Gordon’s free student shuttle is back! Whether it’s free trips to the local malls, drop-offs at the T for a quick journey into Boston, or a caffeine refuel at every Gordon student’s favorite little art deco coffee shop, Atomic Cafe, the shuttle offers students plenty of ways to enjoy the local region.
Gordon’s campus shuttle stop is located in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel parking lot, with service to Endicott College, the artist district of downtown Beverly, the MBTA’s Beverly Depot train station, the North Shore Shopping Center in Peabody and the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers.
Seating up to 30 passengers, the shuttle features on-board Wi-Fi, a bathroom and handicap accessibility. The service also provides this free transportation for friends and family visiting or staying the weekend on campus. If you have a sibling visiting and you want to take them to one of Cabot Street’s many cafes or restaurants, they will be able to ride the shuttle free of charge with the accompanying student’s ID card.
Though the shuttle still operates on campus Thursdays through Sundays, some additional pickups have been added since last year’s pilot. Scheduling and shuttle stop locations are available for viewing on the Gordon College website, or tune into the shuttle’s GPS tracking to view the moving vehicle’s general location.
The shuttle is a community partnership between Gordon College, Endicott College and Montserrat College.