Vernon Jordan Was Longtime Vineyard Visitor, Friend of the Island
The civil rights activist and Washington power broker who died Monday had been a longtime summer visitor to the Vineyard.
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Union Chapel Dedication Proves the Enduring Power of the Pew
Noah Asimow

On Jan. 6, 1961, U.S District Court Judge W. A. Bootle ordered the immediate admission of two black students to the University of Georgia, ending 160 years of segregation at the school.

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New Charter School Science Center Honors Long Friendship
Heather Hamacek

The Jordan Science Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, a gift from Robert Day in honor of his friend Vernon Jordan, is ready for students.

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President Clinton Lands on the Vineyard; Family Begins Stay at Island White House
Julia Wells
President Clinton and his family arrived on Martha’s Vineyard late yesterday afternoon to begin a 10-day summer vacation on the Island, the most extended stay here of any sitting president in history. The President, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea, along with an accompanying entourage of White House staff, landed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport to an enormous crowd of cheering, clapping, singing Island people.
 
It was a poignant and historic moment for the Vineyard.
 
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Generous Donor on Hand, Charter School Celebrates Science Wing
Remy Tumin
A new science center is on the horizon for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, thanks to a large gift from a longtime Edgartown summer resident. Robert Day will donate a total of $500,000, including $400,000 for the science center.
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Golf, a Birthday Party, Fundraising: Clintons Join Obamas on Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown

The Obamas and Clintons were on hand to celebrate Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday Saturday. Earlier in the day, the two Presidents hit the links at Farm Neck.

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Presidential Vacation Is Mix of Work and Down Time
Sara Brown
Politics and world affairs took the center stage during the first week of President Obama’s Vineyard vacation. The President mixed down time on the golf course and with family with public statements, fundraising and discussions with staff and world leaders.
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