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Marius Nicolas '15 brought his experience in making do with what one has to his work-study job as a bicycle mechanic.

COA student group pedals red-tire ‘revolution’

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 06, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
Campus program offers merriment and movement by refurbishing, lending bicycles By Shlomit Auciello BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A group of students at College of the Atlantic is keeping the wheels of campus turning with a practical demonstration of the principle of shared abundance meeting individual needs. Calling themselves The Revolutionary …
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COA, Healthy Acadia to celebrate heirloom apples at Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 02, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth, Maine For more information: (207) 667-8671; wp.me/pj41E-3yI ELLSWORTH, MAINE — In 1850, there were thousands of named varieties of apples in Maine. On every farm and homestead, they were eaten fresh …
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Japanese gardens, culture at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 01, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/01/college-of-the-atlantic-to-host-expert-in-japanese-culture/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow Richard J. Wood to give two public lectures on Japan BAR …
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Allied Whale intern Keri Smith played a key role in freeing an entangled 40-foot humpback whale. Her photos matched those of a whale named Spinnaker in the Allied Whale database, spurring a rapid, successful response.

Allied Whale played key role in rescue of snared whale

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 26, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
Photos from intern set wheels in motion for multiagency rescue of Spinnaker BAR HARBOR, MAINE — When the ship came upon a distressed 40-foot humpback whale wrapped in fishing gear, naturalists and interns with Allied Whale knew exactly what to do. “I was able to take a picture of it …
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Ella Samuel ‘16 will present “Conservation in Action: Fieldwork in the Arctic and the Pacific Northwest” at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the McCormick Lecture Hall at College of the Atlantic. As with all Human Ecology Forums, her talk is free and open to the public.

COA student to outline Arctic conservation challenges

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 26, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/ COA student Ella Samuel to speak on conservation biology field work in western Greenland BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A conservation biologist with …
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Jennifer Militello

Poets to lure strong emotions at COA series

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 25, 2014, at 12:08 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/ Liardet, Militello set for public reading Sept. 29, to lead ‘Poetry and Obsession’ class BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Poets Tim Liardet and …
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Taking part in a group discussion and orientation at the Samso Energy Academy, from left, are Samso Energy Academy Director Soren Hermansen; Zak Kendall, of New Sharon, Maine; Sam Saltonstall, of Peaks Island, Maine; and Wade Lyman, of Mt. Desert, Maine.

COA students in Denmark eye energy solutions for Maine islands

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 23, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
SAMSO ISLAND, DENMARK — Thirteen students, two graduate students and two faculty members from College of the Atlantic are in Europe for two weeks, studying ways to bring energy independence and cost reductions to Maine islands. In a unique partnership with the Island Institute funded by the Fund for Maine …
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Soren Hermansen, director of the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark, tells COA students and Maine islanders how Samso Island received international recognition for leading the world in sustainable alternative energy, producing 10% more than its 6,000 residents use each year. Hermansen, a native islander, spearheaded his community’s efforts to become energy independent.

COA students in Denmark eye energy solutions for Maine islands

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 23, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.
SAMSO ISLAND, DENMARK — Thirteen students, two graduate students and two faculty members from College of the Atlantic are in Europe for two weeks, studying ways to bring energy independence and cost reductions to Maine islands. In a unique partnership with the Island Institute funded by the Fund for Maine …
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As he welcomes them into his home, artist Ashley Bryan offers College of the Atlantic students from Nancy Andrews' Advanced Projects class push-pull toys to play with and examine.

Ashley Bryan exhibit to be displayed at COA’s Blum Gallery in Oct.

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 22, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
When I told my family I had a ride on College of the Atlantic’s research vessel, the M/V Osprey, they assumed the mission was science-based. It’s an easy guess. After all, I’m a student at a school where the only major contains the word “ecology,” and the majority of those …
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‘A Quaker approach to academic study’ at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/ BAR HARBOR | A College of the Atlantic professor will examine how The Quaker Institute for the Future has been experimenting …
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COA prof, students influence major UN climate summit

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Stabinsky helped select delegates, speaker for Sept. 23 forum; more than 60 COA students to rally this weekend at People’s Climate March BAR HARBOR, MAINE — When a major United Nations forum on climate change convenes next week in New York, it will be kicked off with behind-the-scenes input from …
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Students prepare a meal using food gleaned from the waste stream Sunday as part of the Peach House Café.

COA Peach House Café turns food waste into gourmet social occasion

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 15, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.
Student gleaners turn ‘waste’ into a gourmet social occasion BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A group of College of the Atlantic students is restarting a program to divert food scraps from the compost heap and bring them to the dinner table, turning “waste” into nutrition in a festive social atmosphere. The …
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The incoming College of the Atlantic Class of 2018  hears about "Perspectives on Human Ecology" from professors Karen Waldron and David Feldman, Monday on the campus in Bar Harbor.

College of the Atlantic opens with state’s highest ratio of international students

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 08, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
Incoming students from 14 countries, 30 states welcomed to campus for college’s 43rd year BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of the Atlantic will celebrate the opening of its 43rd year with convocation ceremonies at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, followed by the traditional Bar Island swim and a picnic. In …
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Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak at a Human Ecology Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall at College of the Atlantic. His Human Ecology Forum talk will deal with the ongoing international turmoil presented by North Korea and opportunities for the U.S. to normalize relations.
The talk is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Don Gregg to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 02, 2014, at 8:51 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/08/28/ambassador-donald-gregg-to-speak-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Korea expert, former diplomat to deliver Human Ecology Forum talk BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak at a …
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Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall. 
His Human Ecology Forum talk will deal with the ongoing international turmoil presented by North Korea and opportunities for the U.S. to normalize relations. The talk is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Don Gregg to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/08/28/ambassador-donald-gregg-to-speak-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Korea expert, former diplomat to deliver Human Ecology Forum talk BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak at a …
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Washington Monthly puts College of the Atlantic in Top 100

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 27, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
Magazine says COA among ‘affordable elite’ BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic was recently named among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country, is among the top 100 “affordable elite” colleges in America, and is one of four Maine colleges offering the “best bang for the buck,” …
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Washington Monthly puts College of the Atlantic in Top 100

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 26, 2014, at 5:13 p.m.
Magazine says COA among ‘affordable elite’ BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic was recently named among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country, is among the top 100 “affordable elite” colleges in America, and is one of four Maine colleges offering the “best bang for the buck,” …
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Members of COA's Earth in Brackets are pictured taking part in a UN forum in Durban, South Africa, in 2011.

COA undergraduates attend U.N. climate forum in Venezuela

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 25, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
International activism; members of school’s Earth in Brackets take part in ‘Social PreCOP’ MARGARITA ISLAND, VENEZUELA — College of the Atlantic students, alumni, and Professor Doreen Stabinsky took part in an international forum that’s bringing the voice of average citizens to United Nations climate change talks. At the invitation of …
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Magazine: Bar Harbor a top U.S. college town

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
‘Hub of activity’; Coastal Living cites Acadia National Park in College of the Atlantic’s backyard BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Bar Harbor, home to College of the Atlantic, is one of the top coastal college towns in the United States, according to Coastal Living magazine. “The 350-plus liberal arts students consider …
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“Jamie Wyeth: Get Into Reality” is the topic of a Champlain Society discussion tonight at College of the Atlantic by the show’s curator, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis.

Wyeth’s retrospective dissected at COA forum tonight

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 20, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5620; news.coa.edu/2014/08/08/boston-art-curator-to-give-campus-talk-on-jamie-wyeth-retrospective/ “Jamie Wyeth: Get Into Reality” topic of Champlain Society discussion at College of the Atlantic BAR HARBOR, MAINE — …