• November 16
    Utilizing $20,000 in grants from Projects for Peace and Network for Global Civic Engagement, Clinton Global Initiative University member Mauro José Ramírez Azofeifa ’23 is bringing environmental education and sustainability practices to his hometown in Costa Rica.
  • November 4
    College of the Atlantic is the nation’s #1 green college for the seventh year in a row, according to the Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges. 
  • November 2

    Off-shore research, coastal island expeditions, and novel ways to extend College of the Atlantic classrooms onto the water are all part of the program for Rebecca, a 44-foot sailboat restored by scores of COA students.


  • October 27
    In remote Maine, a finback whale is discovered decades after its burial. COA Allied Whale research associate Dan DenDanto and stranding coordinator Rosie Seton help solve the mystery and bring closure to the community.
  • October 5 Apple Orchard The Apple Tree Fruit
    Genetic testing is helping identify older varieties of Maine apples, and may promise more delicious, more diverse fruit in our future. COA professor Todd Little-Siebold and Laura Sieger ’16 are contributing to the project.
  • September 30

    COA is among the nation’s top 10 colleges and universities for great professors, strong financial aid, students who study the most, and, taking the #1 spot, schools where everyone cares about conservation, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to the 388 Best Colleges.


  • September 12

    College of the Atlantic’s new foothold in Northeast Harbor, featuring both residential and retail space, comprises apartments for 15 students, a staff/faculty residence, and, at sidewalk level, the Salt Market, a project of COA alumna Maude Kusserow ’15.


  • September 2 Untitled, Heather Lyon, 2022, performative photograph, dimensions variable
    Performance, video, and installation artist Heather Lyon (’99) is spending a month working in and around the College of the Atlantic campus as the 2022 COA Kippy Stroud Artist in Residence.
  • August 1
    COA’s week-long ideas festival welcomes experts from around the world to share their perspectives on some of the most pressing issues of our time. The 2022 institute, Our One and Only Ocean, includes National Geographic Explorers, archeologists, artists, marine farmers, musicians, and more.
  • July 11
    College of the Atlantic is adding a northern Maine wilderness center to its operations and in the process the life’s work of two alumnx is gaining permanence for future generations.