As students converge on rally, COA professor helped select delegates, speaker for Sept. 23 climate forum in New York BAR HARBOR, MAINE — When a major United Nations forum on climate change convenes next week in New York, it will be kicked off with behind-the-scenes input from College of the Atlantic faculty. COA Professor in […]

Moe Myat ZarChi, of Yangon, Myanmar, enjoys her Outdoor Orientation Program at Baxter State Park. “I’d never done camping before,” she said of her Outdoor Orientation Program trip to Baxter State Park. “I had never hiked as steeply as the trail up Doubletop Mountain," she said, "never slided through a waterfall before. I never knew what s’mores were.”

By Shlomit Auciello In her first three weeks at College of the Atlantic, Moe Myat ZarChi found herself in places she’d never been, meeting unexpected people and doing things that surprised her. “I’d never done camping before,” she said of her Outdoor Orientation Program trip to Baxter State Park. “I had never hiked as steeply […]

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As many as 20% of students to travel to major NYC climate march Nacpil, Rafalowicz to outline plans for climate justice, including upcoming rally in New York BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Two leaders of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice will speak about their activism and advocacy for global action on climate change at […]

Students prepare a meal using food gleaned from the waste stream Sunday as part of the Peach House Café.

Student gleaners turn ‘waste’ into a gourmet social occasion BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A group of College of the Atlantic students is restarting a program to divert food scraps from the compost heap and bring them to the dinner table, turning “waste” into nutrition in a festive social atmosphere. The group, known as the Peach […]


Public talks engage community with thinkers in sciences, arts, politics, humanities BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic today announced its weekly slate of Human Ecology Forums for the current academic year, dealing with topics from politics to poetry, from North Korea to Nepal. The series of stimulating community forums kicks off Tuesday, Sept. […]


On September 10th, 2014 we began the 43rd academic year at the College of the Atlantic.  The highlight of the celebration was the talk given by COA alumnus John Deans, ’07. What follows is the original text of the welcome speech by college President Darron Collins. For the actual talk, he boiled this written piece […]


Nearly 100 students took to the waters of Frenchman Bay to swim from Bar Island to the COA Pier in an annual college tradition that mixes personal perseverance and camaraderie on a gorgeous 70-degree day. The day of Convocation activities also included a cookout and a steel drum band, capping a week of orientation ahead […]