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BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2016 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges,” published August 4. “College of the Atlantic’s outstanding academics are the chief […]

Saren Peetz, 22, and a recent graduate of College of Atlantic in Bar Harbor, stands for a portrait in front of an array of solar panels on the Peggy Rockefeller Farms on Mount Desert Island, Maine, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Peetz, who graduated this year with a BA in Human Ecology, will spend the summer on Mount Desert Island, home to College of the Atlantic (COA), the town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, as a COA Energy Fellow, where she will work to expand the solar array to serve the energy needs of the farm and surrounding community. The growing number of solar arrays, along with providing energy audits and housing upgrades, is part of the College of the Atlantic's larger mission  to tangibly link classroom curriculum that advances sustainable living practices with the surrounding communities on Mount Desert Island.

“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.” By DIANE CARDWELL JUNE 30, 2015 BAR HARBOR, […]

eacho, bill

Plans for a more sustainable worldwide economy will be the subject of the first Human Ecology Forum of the academic year at College of the Atlantic Thursday, Sept. 10. Former United States Ambassador to Austria Bill Eacho will speak on “Climate 2.0: After Paris” in McCormick Lecture Hall, beginning at 4:10 p.m. Eacho is a […]

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Scores of incoming first-year students begin their time at COA with a six-day trip into Maine’s wilderness. COA’s Outdoor Orientation Programs (OOPs) take students river rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and more, giving them a chance to discover a bit about themselves, bond with some of their classmates, and enjoy a unique transition into college […]

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BAR HARBOR — One of the world’s foremost experts in regenerative medicine will speak about her research into the human genome at College of the Atlantic on Friday, Aug. 21. Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., is the scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory’s Mammalian Genetics program. She began there in May, after leaving her post as […]

jackson, isaiah

BAR HARBOR — The former music director of the Royal Ballet in London and the first person of color to conduct the Cape Town Philharmonic will share a lifetime of musical memories during College of the Atlantic’s next Coffee and Conversation event. Isaiah Jackson, professor of composition at Berklee school of music, will sit down […]

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BAR HARBOR — Georgetown University Professor of International Relations Dr. Ralph Nurnberger will discuss the actions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Holocaust at a special event at College of the Atlantic Monday, Aug. 17. The presentation takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center […]

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BAR HARBOR — Children and their families can learn about farm life, check out some livestock, and take a turn in the bounce house during the second-annual Family Fun Day at College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms on Thursday, Aug. 20. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, will include family-friendly games […]


BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic is one of the greenest schools in the country, according to Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club. COA rings in at #17 in the group’s annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s greenest colleges and universities. The coastal Maine college is cited for displaying a deep […]