We know that COA is a mission-driven institution. This mission flourishes in the hearts and minds of every member of the COA community. We care. We inquire. We persist. Each issue of COA reflects the pursuits, activities, and ethos of the COA community.

Latest from the COA Magazine

  • NEWS
    Pretzel Logic
    College of the Atlantic James Russell Wiggins Chair in Government and Polity Dr. Jamie McKown and math professor David Feldman explain the twisted reasoning behind Gerrymandering, a process of manipulating voting districts that has become a way for politicians to shape the vote in their favor.
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    Epitomizing DIY: How a Zine Collection Began at College of the Atlantic
    Even Jasmine Bourgeois ’17, the New Hampshire native who started College of the Atlantic’s zine collection, hadn’t heard the term until her sophomore year, when she stumbled upon zines while working on an independent study about underground feminist art. But as Jane Hultberg, the director of the Thorndike Library says, “anyone who creates a zine is ‘transforming thought into action to make a difference in the world,’” and as such, Bourgeois had found a medium that is right at home at COA.
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    Exploring The Great West
    Ecology and Natural History of the American West is an intensive, field-based expeditionary program which takes students from Oregon to New Mexico and everywhere in between, giving them a fully immersive experience in the habitats and landscapes of the Western United States.
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    The Questions We Ask

    COA’s mission is to inquire, to delve, to care, to create. These are not just words on paper. They flourish within the hearts and minds of every member of the COA community. We asked several members of the COA faculty what questions they asked. Here are their responses.

  • NEWS
    Something Good Will Come of This
    THE QUESTION: Who are Maine’s opiate addicts?
    THE RESPONSE: Something Good Will Come of This, a documentary film
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    Nnimmo Bassey, Nigerian climate activist

    THE QUESTION: If people struggling under great odds and danger could persist, what’s my excuse?

    THE RESPONSE: A graphic biography of Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian climate justice activist.

     

  • NEWS
    Melancholia

    In 2016, COA art faculty member Sean Foley explored the qualities of wonder in art. Currently, and for the last four years, he’s also been exploring the humor, frustration, and sadness inherent within a more personal subject, the chronic depression that has been passed down through his paternal line.