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27 Dec, 2016, 10:45 ET Unity marks four years at forefront of $5.2T divestment

On the anniversary of its historic decision to become the first U.S. college to divest from fossil fuels, Unity College is redoubling its...


05 Jan, 2016, 10:30 ET Khoury assumes presidency of Unity College

When Dr. Melik Peter Khoury assumes the presidency at Unity College this morning, he will bring in an international and innovative perspective to...


09 Jun, 2015, 10:45 ET Unity graduate to compete for national timber title

 A Unity College graduate from Maine is bringing his ax, single buck saw and chain saw to New York City's Central Park. Blake Wilder '15, of...


12 Sep, 2014, 18:54 ET Unity College to Send Contingent to Largest Climate March in History

A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants...


11 Sep, 2014, 15:03 ET Climate Crisis Denial Continues, Psychological Factors Explain Avoidance

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the existence of human caused climate change, some still vehemently deny its existence. ...


10 Sep, 2014, 18:07 ET Unity College President Delivers Stirring Convocation Address, Frames Climate Change as Central Issue

It is not too late to salvage a livable planet. "Because environmental change will be the dominant theme of the coming decades, I believe that...


09 Jun, 2014, 18:52 ET Unity College President Shares Vision for a Sustainable Planet in Yale Environment 360 Interview

The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with...


09 May, 2014, 17:36 ET Big Win for Divestment Movement as Stanford University Dumps Coal-Mining Shares

 The movement began just two years ago by environmental activist Bill McKibben and Unity College, an environmental college in Maine with the...


29 Jan, 2014, 17:47 ET Reanimated Creatures Worthy of Frankenstein the Subject of Unity College Study

  Frankenstein's monster lives! … or at least something very closely related.  A real life approximation of the fabled monster has...


21 Nov, 2013, 18:34 ET Unity College President Stephen Mulkey Offers a Manifesto on the Need for Higher Education Reform

  In recent years, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey – an internationally recognized scientist -- has been one of the most high...


18 Oct, 2013, 18:49 ET Unity College Nominated for Inaugural 2013 Greenest University of the Year Award

 The first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels and adopt sustainability science as a focus for its...


22 Aug, 2013, 17:23 ET Unity College Brimming with New Students, Credit Given to Leading Edge Environmental Focus

 Higher education is changing. One college in Maine, Unity College, known as America's Environmental College, is modeling a new, more...


15 Aug, 2013, 14:37 ET White House Prepares to Install Solar Panels, Unity College Ponders Its Role in History

  As the White House press corps chatters about the possible installation of solar panels on one of the most storied homes in...


29 Jan, 2013, 15:30 ET Visionary College President Stephen Mulkey Puts Higher Education on Notice Over Climate Change

Visionary Unity College President Stephen Mulkey has put higher education on notice over climate change: stand up and do what you know is...


29 Jan, 2013, 14:58 ET Unity College Becomes First in Higher Education to Make Climate Change Central Focus

 Many institutions of higher education in the United States offer environmental majors.  Additionally, some are also focused on...


06 Nov, 2012, 17:43 ET Time For Higher Education To Take A Stand On Climate

The following is a statement by Stephen Mulkey, President, Unity College: We are running out of time.  While our public policy makers...


29 Oct, 2012, 14:28 ET Unity College Students to Envision Life Without Oil

 What would life without oil be like?  Whether caused by global crisis, natural disaster, or disruptions in access and distribution, life...


02 Apr, 2012, 15:24 ET World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick to Visit Unity College

World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick will be visiting Unity College, America's Environmental College, on April 6. The visit will be his...


15 Mar, 2012, 15:39 ET Unity College Announces Inauguration of Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D., 10th President of the College on May 12

The inauguration of Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D., as the 10th President of Unity College, will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Unity...


07 Feb, 2012, 15:37 ET Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Serve as Panelist at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

On Wednesday, February 8, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey will serve as a panelist at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo's...


28 Sep, 2011, 14:40 ET A First in the United States, Unity College Opens TerraHaus

On Saturday, September 24, members of the Unity College community gathered in Unity, ME to celebrate a first for colleges and universities across...


23 Aug, 2011, 14:07 ET Unity College Announces $10 Million Gift

Unity College announced a gift of $10 million for unrestricted endowment from an anonymous donor today. The gift is unprecedented in the small...


12 May, 2011, 15:28 ET Unity College Names Stephen Mulkey as President, Seeks to Attain National Presence in Sustainability and Environmental Education

An internationally-recognized scientist has been named the next President of Unity College, a small environmental college in Maine that has made...


21 Mar, 2011, 17:05 ET Focus on 'Green' Commencement, Unity College Puts Emphasis on Sustainability

 In 2010, Unity College proudly raised the bar on how green a college commencement could be, offering features such as 100% power from...


15 Dec, 2010, 18:20 ET Unity College President Mitchell Thomashow Announces Departure, Led College to National Profile

When Unity College President Mitchell Thomashow steps down as the 9th President this July 1, he will leave the small environmental college in rural...