• July 19
    The 2021 College of the Atlantic Summer Institute: Good Food and Food Fights launches with a remote appearance by bestselling author Michael Pollan and continues through five days and 11 probing conversations among farmers, chefs, activists, thought leaders, and more.
  • July 12

    Shawn Keeley ’00 brings a wealth of experience and a deep-seated understanding of College of the Atlantic’s human-ecological mission to his new role.


  • June 28
    A collaborative effort by Vermont’s Sterling College and Maine’s College of the Atlantic to bolster antiracist initiatives has led to the hiring of diversity and inclusion fellow Rachael Blansett to support both institutions. 
  • June 9 Truth Muller ’21

    A total of 81 students are granted Bachelor of Arts degrees in human ecology from College of the Atlantic during the school’s 48th commencement ceremony.


  • May 27
    College of the Atlantic’s Davis Center for Human Ecology meets the most rigorous global standards for energy use and sustainability.
  • May 12
    Barrier-breaking United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will give the keynote address during a hybrid in-person and online commencement ceremony for the College of the Atlantic Class of 2021.
  • May 6
    College of the Atlantic TA Cox Chair in Studio Arts Nancy Andrews is the winner of the Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship in the Visual Arts, netting a $25,000 award and an exhibit at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
  • May 4
    College of the Atlantic’s student-run food access program collaborates with regional food security efforts to get fresh food to community members in need.
  • April 28
    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.
  • April 27
    A private college in Bar Harbor is the latest that plans to require students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall. The 350-student College of the Atlantic said that those working and studying on campus in the fall will be subject to the vaccination requirement once COVID-19 vaccines gain full approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration.