This is the latest in a series of profiles of student work at College of the Atlantic. Nicholas Urban ’15 has finished his senior project, entitled: “A Feasibility Assessment of College of the Atlantic’s Energy Goals.” He explains: “The purpose of my senior project was to test the feasibility of the ‘Energy Framework,’ a document […]

Alix Hopkins will speak at the Human Ecology Forum Tuesday, April 21st at 4:10 pm in the McCormick Lecture Hall. The title of her talk is “A Park is a Gift: Communicating the essence of conservation and community.” The talk is free and open to the public. Alix has worked in collaborative land conservation, communications, […]


Robert Franek, Senior VP of The Princeton Review: “We strongly recommend College of the Atlantic and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges.” BAR HARBOR – College of the Atlantic is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation, […]

College of the Atlantic will host its annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Activities include performing arts presentations, discussions with “green” architects and renewable energy experts, Earth Day-themed arts and crafts, a family bike ride, make your own soap with The COA Zero Waste Club, food vendors, and booths with […]

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College of the Atlantic student Eliza Oldach ’15 has been awarded a Research Fulbright grant to study marine ecology at the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, New Zealand. The highly competitive Fulbright US Student Program provides merit-based grants for international educational exchanges.  She is the first COA student to receive the award. “I really couldn’t have […]

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(This story was first published on the COA Marine Studies blog. It was written by Dr. Chris Petersen and Madeline Motley ’16.) Twelve students spent half their spring break at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) this March.  For eight hours a day, these students were in the lab pipetting and analyzing genetic samples and tracking development […]

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On June 6, 2015, Naomi Klein, thought leader and award winning author of This Changes Everything, Shock Doctrine, and No Logo, will give College of the Atlantic’s 42nd commencement address on the North Lawn of the campus in Bar Harbor, Maine at 2 p.m. Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling […]