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Mitchell Scholar and AI Entrepreneur Pierce ’09 Makes Classic Literature More Accessible with Adaptive Reader

Ethan Pierce, the 2009 Mitchell Scholar from Gardiner Area High School, Harvard University graduate, and Cambridge, Mass.-based artificial-intelligence entrepreneur, has launched Adaptive Reader, an AI-assisted platform that reinterprets literary classics into more accessible versions. So far, 14 public domain books are available through Adaptive Reader, including “Beowulf” and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Macbeth.” Learn more about… Read more »

Scholars Speak Podcast: Michele Martin

For the first Scholars Speak episode of 2024, Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, has some big news to share about the podcast. (Here’s a hint: This time, the 20-episode host takes a seat in the guest’s chair!) Listen up as Martin talks about her career progression with experiences at several… Read more »

Mitchell Scholar Holland ’16 Receives MEEOA’s Rising Star Award

Larissa Holland, the 2016 Mitchell Scholar from Washington Academy and 2020 Smith College graduate, received the Rising Star 2024 award from the Maine Educational Opportunity Association (MEEOA) in early January. The MEEOA Rising Star Award is presented to emerging professionals who are former participants of Maine’s educational opportunity programs, people just beginning to make an… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2023

Thanks to the support from our many loyal donors, 2023 was a year of great progress and momentum at the Mitchell Institute. The many successes of the past year are reflected in these story highlights—from the record number of Mitchell Scholarships awarded to our record attendance at Gala to our new and revitalized programs that… Read more »