• November 15
    Campus sustainability crusaders navigating polluting corporate contracts would benefit from taking a look at College of the Atlantic - the nation’s most sustainable college - where corporate beverage contracts, bottled water, soda and juice machines have all been purged from campus.
  • October 26
    Upcoming new research into the feeding habits of baleen whales in the Gulf of Maine – one of the fastest-warming bodies of water on the planet – could shed light on impacts of climate change on oceans worldwide.
  • November 9
    Acclaimed College of the Atlantic film professor Nancy Andrews is nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Short Form Breakthrough Series for her made-in-Maine YouTube show, “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes.”
  • October 2
    From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls. At least twice a day, researchers with College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, looking for the distinctive spout of a whale.
  • August 18
    Leading the way with a focus on renewable energy, zero waste, and a curriculum focused on sustainability, College of the Atlantic is named the #1 green college in the country in Sierra’s Cool Schools ranking for the second year in a row.
  • October 6
    A stint in the Russian Far East working to save endangered Siberian tigers and leopards from extinction shows College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ’92 that biological information and census figures can only go so far without cross-cultural understanding.
  • September 27

    College of the Atlantic leads Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” ranking for the second year in a row, landing the number one spot with their ongoing commitment to sustainability - through both campus initiatives and innovative academic programs.


  • September 13
    Two College of the Atlantic seniors get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute as COA’s first Acadia Scholars. The competitive internship program offers valuable, real-world experience for students interested in conservation, science, and communications careers.
  • August 31
    College of the Atlantic is the nation’s #20 Top Liberal Arts College, according to Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Rankings, jumping 26 spots from last year.
  • November 7

    BAR HARBOR — A Rolex watch given by actor Paul Newman to College of the Atlantic alumnus James Cox ’87 sells for a whopping $17.8 million at auction.