Maine's COA Receives $1.25 Million Gift

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Maine’s College of the Atlantic has received a $1.25 million gift that will pay for a faculty head of the school’s literature and women’s studies program.

The Bar Harbor school says the gift comes from the Stewart family, longtime seasonal residents of Northeast Harbor, and will create what’s being called The Lisa Stewart Chair in Literature and Women’s Studies.

The chair is named in honor of Lisa Stewart, who died of cancer in 2010 at the age of 52.

This gift is part of a $32 million fundraising initiative to add new disciplines, create more scholarship funding and build information technology capacity at the school.

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