• 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.
  • September 19
    An exhibit at the Smithsonian-affiliated Abbe Museum highlighting the relationship of Maine’s indigenous Wabanaki people to their environment utilizes a rich collection of marine mammal bones curated by Leah Rubin ’19 during her work with the College of the Atlantic George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.
  • January 14 Sean Todd
    College of the Atlantic Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences Dr. Sean Todd explains why the endangered North Atlantic right whale is a species worth saving, and how we might go about doing so.
  • January 7 Surya Karki '16 is transforming the school system in his home country of Nepal. Karki was aw...
    Education pioneer Surya Karki ’16 has been working to transform Nepal’s school system since he was a student at College of the Atlantic, opening his first school in the country in 2015. Since that time, Karki and his charity, United World Schools Nepal, have launched 30 schools, with seven more on the way.
  • October 23

    Broad integration of sustainability into the curriculum, development of a fossil fuel-free campus, and an experiential learning pedagogy push College of the Atlantic to the number one spot in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for the fourth year in a row.