COA in the news:

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    Marine Mammals [Maine Calling]
    Maine Public Radio invites College of the Atlantic Steve K. Katona Chair in Marine Science Dr. Sean Todd, alongside fellow scholars from University of Maine and non-profit Marine Mammals of Maine, for an update on the research, rescue, and more of Maine’s marine mammal population.
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    Pythons Can Kill a Human in Minutes and Swallow Them in an Hour [USA Today]
    COA professor Stephen Ressel lends his expertise in herpetology to explain the mechanisms that helped a reticulated python kill and swallow an Indonesian farmer.

Life around campus:

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    Mapping the Outer Islands: Geology Project Digs Deep
    Geological explorations bring College of the Atlantic senior Spencer Gray to regional scientific conferences to discuss new findings made near COA’s offshore research stations on Great Duck Island and Mount Desert Rock.
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    Comments Sought on COA Accreditation
    College of the Atlantic will undergo a comprehensive reaccreditation evaluation visit by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges this fall and is seeking public comment on the matter.

People and places:

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    Orchestral Work Celebrates Maine Music Teachers
    The Maine Music Educators Association celebrates its 100th anniversary this month with the performance of a special orchestral piece written by College of the Atlantic Composer in Residence John Cooper.
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    Renewable Energy Plans Reap $10,000 Award
    A Projects for Peace grant to bring renewable energy to an impoverished elementary school in Ghana is awarded to first-year College of the Atlantic student Sara Löwgren.


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    How Lobsters are Keeping Students in School [The Atlantic]
    An experimental marine science track at Deer Isle-Stonington High School, implemented in part by principal Todd West ’00, may be at the forefront of a national movement to cater high school curricula to local community culture.
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    Urning Their Keep [DownEast Magazine]
    Downeast Magazine spotlights the stately pots and urns manufactured at Maine’s Lunaform Pottery, where co-founder Dan Farrenkopf ’05 runs the color studio and sandblasts ceramics.


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