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“As universities and other institutions grapple with ways to fight climate change — whether by divesting from coal companies or installing wind turbines on their grounds — the College of the Atlantic is nudging its students to reach outside the school’s boundaries and start changing the real world.” So reports Diane Cardwell in the July […]


COA Performance art and video production professor Nancy Andrews is the 2015 Acadia Arts Achievement Award winner. Andrews was honored with the award – a heavy beach stone with the word “Art” carved into the face, at the annual Chamber of Commerce Father’s Day concert in Bar Harbor on June 21. Andrew’s first feature-length film, […]

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College of the Atlantic president Darron Collins is named one of the 50 “Bold Visionaries Defining Our State” in 2015 in the July issue of Maine magazine. From the text: “Darron Collins is an alumnus of College of the Atlantic and is now the school’s president. The college offers one degree – human ecology – but […]

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BAR HARBOR — A proposed community solar project located at College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farm will be one of several local energy initiatives discussed on Tuesday, July 7 at COA’s first Coffee and Conversation event of the summer. COA’s director of energy education and management, Anna Demeo, will be joined for the discussion […]


A series of talks exploring the political, cultural and social issues shaping our world will take place on Tuesday mornings beginning July 7 and running through the end of August. College of the Atlantic’s Coffee and Conversation Series pairs COA staff and faculty with authors, artists, historians, business leaders and more in a casual setting. All […]

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BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins has taken part in some big adventures in his time, but few have lied closer to his heart than his latest challenge. On Thursday, June 25, in the early hours of the morning, Collins will set off on the herculean task of hiking 40 peaks […]

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BAR HARBOR — Award-winning National Geographic producer Judith Hallet will screen her latest film and speak about her work in a special event at College of the Atlantic June 26. Hallet and her husband Stanley, a professor emeritus of architecture at Catholic University of America (CUA), will discuss their recent journey making “Tale of the […]