Olivia Paruk ’24 is part of the winning team of the Arctic Opportunity Explorers program, an international collaboration to empower young people to become changemakers in the Arctic through sustainable entrepreneurship. The program is a collaboration between Copenhagen-based climate group Sustainia, five Scandinavian universities, and College of the Atlantic.
College of the Atlantic students explore and update century-old research on Acadia National Park’s most miniscule inhabitants to see what new patterns might be emerging as the Maine Coast feels the effects of climate change.
Budding natural historian Eleanor Gnam ’23 is the recipient of the 2021 Sal Rooney Scholarship from the Downeast Chapter of the Maine Audubon Society. She will spend the summer researching Leach’s storm petrels at the College of the Atlantic Alice Eno Field Research Station.
Two College of the Atlantic students are a step closer to winning $10,000 after successfully pitching Move Free, their sustainable, social apparel business, on the first round of Greenlight Maine Collegiate Edition, airing on Maine Public. Watch the episode here!
“Silence,” the new book from College of the Atlantic professor emeritus and founding faculty member Bill Carpenter, examines the bitter legacy of 9/11 through the experiences of a young Iraq war veteran returning home to Maine. “Carpenter has a reputation for shining an unvarnished light of truth into some darker subjects, and ‘Silence’ is his most ambitious endeavor yet.”
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.