(Boston Globe) The region’s higher education accrediting agency will review whether its standards are being violated by Gordon College after the Christian school’s public opposition to hiring protections for gays and lesbians shed light on its longstanding policies prohibiting gay activities among students, faculty, and staff.

“There’s considerable publicity about the whole issue, and it’s been getting a lot of attention,” said Barbara E. Brittingham, director of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, in a phone interview today. “It’s a matter of looking at the information we have and deciding if the institution is meeting our standards.”

Brittingham declined to predict what the commission’s members may ultimately decide at their next meeting in September when they are scheduled to discuss the controversy over Gordon.

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