I Like Tomorrow, a sci-fi comedy musical that combines live-action and animation, is the latest offering from College of the Atlantic TA Cox Chair in Studio Arts Nancy Andrews, in collaboration with Jennifer Reeder. The film premieres online at the Portland International Film Festival.
Performer, choreographer, and writer Okwui Okpokwasili and her partner and collaborator Peter Born will spend a month on the College of the Atlantic campus creating art and interacting with the community as part of an innovative partnership with The Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Family and computer science teacher Jennifer Crandall ’93 brings her Mount Desert Island High School students to College of the Atlantic Peggy Rockefeller Farms for lessons in healthy food systems and the human ecology of food.
Venturing out with close friends, spending time on the water and in nature, and scheduling screen-free hours helps Adele Wise ’21 make her way through life at College of the Atlantic during the time of COVID-19.
A 400-mile journey, fog-bound nights, navigational surprises, and long days on the water provide the backdrop for bonding and self discovery for a crew of students and alumnx tasked with bringing a donated sailboat from New York to Bar Harbor.
College of the Atlantic is pleased to welcome Ming-Tso Chien as the 2020-21 Predoctoral Visiting Teaching Fellow in Educational Studies. Working to dismantle structural barriers of equity, inclusion, and social justice, Chien provides students with a platform to explore education and tell stories across cultures.
Citing College of the Atlantic’s waste diversion efforts, regional food consumption, and sustainability-focused academics, The Princeton Review ranks COA at the top of their 2020-21 Top 50 Green Colleges list. The college has held the #1 position since 2016.
Dr. Heather Lakey ’00, M.Phil. ’05 makes philosophy accessible and relevant, encouraging students to slow down, think through their experiences, and recognize the ideas that shape their perspectives. She is the inaugural holder of the COA McNally Family Chair in Philosophy and Human Ecology, a newly endowed faculty position.
Using a microfluid reactor developed in the College of the Atlantic chemistry lab, COA’s Dr. Reuben Hudson, Dr. Victor Sojo of the American Museum of Natural History, and students Ruvan de Graaf ’22 and Mari Strandoo Rodin ’20 gain insights into the origins of life on Earth.
The MDI Food Access Project is a collaborative effort of Open Table MDI, College of the Atlantic, Healthy Acadia, and the Bar Harbor Food Pantry to deliver fresh produce, dry goods, and prepared foods to areas of Mount Desert Island underserved by local food-security organizations.
State-of-the-art storage improvements and enhanced preservation and protection of more than 3,000 animal specimens are on tap for the COA George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History following an award of $96,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and a $23,000 gift from the Dorr Foundation.
College of the Atlantic reopens campus residence halls and classrooms for Fall term with protocols in place for physical distancing and face coverings, adaptations to campus services, and a test, trace, isolate plan to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread on campus.
College of the Atlantic is joining with community revitalization group Mount Desert 365 to bring a new, mixed use development to downtown Northeast Harbor. The COA Mount Desert Center will comprise an environmentally sustainable, three-story structure at 141 Main Street, with year-round apartments for student and faculty housing and street-level retail space.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and bestselling author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore bookend the fourth annual College of the Atlantic Champlain Institute, which turns the spotlight on issues leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.