• March 10
    College of the Atlantic tops the Greenest College List for the third year running due to focus on sustainability throughout academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities, and career preparation for students.
  • March 3
    Members of Planned Parenthood Generation Action COA work to bring equity, awareness, and education to important sexual and reproductive health issues. With deep community buy-in, the group has led workshops, communications training, and a successful campaign to place free menstrual supplies in College of the Atlantic restrooms across campus.
  • February 26
    With the establishment of an endowed chair in environmental science at College of the Atlantic, benefactors Kim and Finn Wentworth aim to inspire a deeper love and respect for the natural world and give students the tools to achieve real discovery and novel solutions for positive change.
  • January 28
    A three-month stint within the rich natural landscapes of Arkansas’ Cache River National Wildlife Refuge takes Ekaterina Khadonova ’21 on a deep dive into environmental fieldwork.
  • January 22
    Immersive courses in field ecology and natural history, botany, and environmental journalism bring students to pristine settings in Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine coastal islands for College of the Atlantic’s pre-college Summer Field Institute.
  • January 14
    An internship with Ashoka Japan, a branch of the world’s largest and oldest social entrepreneurship network, puts College of the Atlantic student Yoichiro Ashida ’20 on the forefront of social action in his hometown of Tokyo.
  • January 8
    A self-designed research project mapping and monitoring a watershed in Acadia National Park wins the Best Student Poster Award for Sahra Gibson ’20 and collaborators at the Northeast Geological Society of America’s student conference.
  • December 10 The life of College of the Atlantic alumna, champion, and trustee Cody van Heerden is honored wit...
    An endowed faculty position in economics and social sciences honors long-time College of the Atlantic trustee, colleague, and alumna Cody van Heerden, who passed away in 2018 after a battle with ALS. Professor Davis Taylor will be the inaugural holder of the position.
  • October 21

    Tiny plankton, the powerhouse of the Atlantic Ocean, are the focus of a year-long water quality monitoring study designed by Analise Wittenberg ’20 as part of her College of the Atlantic senior project. The data can tell us a lot about the health of local waters.


  • October 31
    The performing arts are getting a boost at College of the Atlantic, with the completion of the Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman Chair in the Performing Arts, a $1.25 million endowed faculty position. Professor Jodi Baker has been named the first COA Woodward-Newman Chair.