COA in the news:

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    How one Tiny Maine Island Prepares Budding Scientists for a Warmer World [BDN]
    Though it has been consistently occupied for nearly 200 years, this small, treeless island 20 miles off the coast of Maine has never been all that habitable to humans and is expected to become even less so. With the Gulf of Maine warming faster than most oceans around the world, College of the Atlantic’s remote research station is on the front lines of climate change.
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    Remote Islands Think out of the Box to Fight Depopulation [Japan Times]
    As Japan as a whole struggles with a rapidly aging and declining population, some of its remote islands are taking bold steps to rejuvenate themselves, attracting both young people and tourists. The town of Osakikamijima is trying to lure a branch campus of the College of the Atlantic in Maine.
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    Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica [New York Times]
    College of the Atlantic Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences Dr. Sean Todd says that his first-hand observations agree with findings that humpbacks who live and breed in the southern oceans near Antarctica appear to be making a comeback, but that many dangers still lurk.
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    College of the Atlantic Inspires Human Ecology Model in Japan [Working Waterfront]
    In 2014, a group of residents of the island town of Ōsakikamijima, Japan, invited College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to help them start a college. The idea began with a small group of people seeking to revitalize their town, introduce new educational ideas, promote a year-round community, and reverse youth flight.

Life around campus:

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    Student Business Blends Environmentalism and Outdoor Recreation
    A new venture developed within College of the Atlantic’s sustainable business hatchery seeks to merge environmental responsibility with convenience and a love of nature. Beehive Mountain Equipment is starting off with manufacturing eco-friendly, water-resistant, reusable bags, but the sky is the limit for future projects, say the eager trio behind the business.
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    Champlain Institute Explores International Relations
    Former United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice and former Maine Senator George Mitchell bookend College of the Atlantic’s 2018 Champlain Institute: International Affairs. The weeklong event features roundtables and lectures from notable experts in national security, trade disputes, cyber warfare, terrorism, civil wars, Russia, North Korea, and other hotspots around the globe.
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    COA Summer Series Underway
    College of the Atlantic’s summer event series, including Coffee and Conversations, a feature art exhibit, and the second annual Champlain Institute, brings scholars, artists, activists, political leaders, conservationists and others to the College’s seaside campus for intriguing explorations of creativity, religion, current events, international relations, and more.

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