Articles by: Anne Kozak

Anne Kozak

Anne Kozak

Contributer at Mount Desert Islander
Anne teaches writing at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
  • Allen honored at MDIBL

    Allen honored at MDIBL

    BAR HARBOR — After six years, Peter J. Allen, professor and chief of surgical oncology at Duke University stepped down as chairman of the board of the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) but will remain on the board. In recognizing Allen at the recent annual meeting, Ed Benz, the acting chair and long-time board member, said

  • Research, education and biotech are MDIBL pillars

    Research, education and biotech are MDIBL pillars

    BAR HARBOR — In charting a new direction for MDI Biological Laboratory, President Herman Haller has said the laboratory is focusing on four pillars: faculty, visiting scientists, education and biotechnology. That focus not only provides a clear direction for the laboratory but define its structure, said Haller at last week’s annual meeting. When he assumed

  • By Anne Kozak news@mdislander.com BAR HARBOR — Despite the five-week government shutdown earlier this year, insufficient funding and traffic issues over the Fourth of July, Acadia National Park is positively addressing issues and moving toward solutions. That was the message from Friends of Acadia Board Chair Anne Green, President David MacDonald, Conservation Director Stephanie Clement

  • Organoids a window into human development, disease

    Organoids a window into human development, disease

    BAR HARBOR — For some, the word “organoid” — a small collection of cells that behave like organs — might connote some far out idea, and until recently that would have been true. But scientists are now using this new tool to learn more about human development, disease and regenerative medicine. Organoids are miniature 3-D

  • MDIBL charts new directions Summer faculty program may return

    MDIBL charts new directions Summer faculty program may return

    BAR HARBOR — With a new president, the MDI Biological Laboratory is expanding both physically and conceptually. Hermann Haller, who began his tenure as president at last week’s annual meeting, laid out his vision for the institution at the meeting and in a subsequent interview. “My strategy is that we cannot survive without enhanced education

  • FOA annual meeting

    FOA annual meeting

    BAR HARBOR — Friends of Acadia has more than 5,000 members, for the first time in the nonprofit’s history, President and CEO David MacDonald announced at the organization’s annual meeting last Wednesday. The meeting included awards and recognition of the past year’s accomplishments. In 2017, a total of 2,261 volunteers worked on behalf of Acadia

  • West End Drug celebrates 100 years in Gilfillan family

    West End Drug celebrates 100 years in Gilfillan family

    BAR HARBOR — Buying locally from independently owned businesses is a hot topic. Small Business Saturday, which follows Black Friday on Thanksgiving weekend, has become a national movement. In Bar Harbor, the chamber of commerce promotes “buy local” with campaigns and events like the Early Bird Pajama Sale and Midnight Madness. Supporting local businesses fosters

  • Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    BAR HARBOR — Five years ago, Tsvetelina Yordanova-Bence came to Bar Harbor from Bulgaria for the summer. She worked at the Bluenose Inn as a housekeeper with a J-1 visa. The J-1 is a State Department Summer Work Travel program for students. It has come under scrutiny as part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American,

  • Memorial recalls David Rockefeller Sr.

    Memorial recalls David Rockefeller Sr.

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of family members and friends gathered at College of the Atlantic Monday to remember and celebrate David Rockefeller Sr., who died in March less than three months before his 102nd birthday. In concluding his remarks, former Sen. George Mitchell referred to the picture on the program of Rockefeller and his late