The first edition of the Princemere was published in the 2010-2011 school year. After tossing many titles back and forth, the then Academic Journal Staff came upon the name “Princemere” – the name of the estate Gordon purchased when it moved its campus from Boston, MA to Wenham, MA in the early 20th century. The name “Princemere” captures the historical roots of Gordon College, as well as some of the work of beloved Gordon professor Peter Stine.
The Academic Journal was created with one of our college’s key ideas – “Freedom within a framework of faith” – in mind. The work published in the Academic Journal emulates this educational philosophy by faithfully and critically engaging both the Gordon community and the broader academic community through research and scholarship.
As a liberal arts college, Gordon equips students to be thoughtful, engaged members of all their communities, and the Academic Journal encourages that thoughtful, sustained engagement throughout the academic disciplines. The Academic Journal at Gordon includes work from all the disciplines: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Education and even Core.