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Mills College Professor Fred Lawson Interviewed on KTVU-TV About Paris Attacks

Oakland, CA–November 17, 2015 Professor Lawson talks about why ISIS is striking out against the West.
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Who Makes a Good Leader? Mills College Professor Jenn Smith Provides Clues in Forbes Interview

Oakland, CA–November 12, 2015 Biology Professor Jenn Smith tells Forbes that experience counts for more than charisma when it comes to leadership. Learn more »

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New Book Examines Dance Professor Molissa Fenley’s 40-Year Career in Postmodern Dance

Oakland, CA–November 09, 2015 New book takes a multifaceted look at the work of Molissa Fenley, a pioneer in postmodern dance, with reflections and scholarly analyses of her choreography by fellow artists. Learn more »

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Mills College School of Education Receives Grant to Extend Civics Program in Oakland Schools

Oakland, CA–October 27, 2015 School of Education awarded grant to strengthen programs that help high school students become “community ready.” Learn more »

New January 2016 Course Schedule

Mills College Announces New January Course Schedule

Oakland, CA–October 07, 2015 Mills College is pleased to announce its new January session with seven courses for credit and audit. Courses are open to Mills undergraduate and graduate students, students from other institutions, alumnae/i, and the general public. Learn more »

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Mills College Art Museum’s Public Works Exhibit Reviewed in East Bay Express

Oakland, CA–October 01, 2015 New show examines the politics and conditions of creating art in public spaces. Learn more »

The Daily Meal Names Mills One of the Top 75 Colleges for Campus Dining in America

Oakland, CA–August 31, 2015 For the fourth consecutive year, the Daily Meal website ranks Mills among the top colleges in the country in providing fresh, nutritious meals to students. Learn more »

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Latest Book by Mills English Professor Juliana Spahr Earns Plaudits in the New York Times Book Review

Oakland, CA–August 31, 2015 Spahr’s latest book of poetry examines what it means to be a person and a parent living in today’s environmental and political systems. Learn more »

Cyclones Earn Highest GPA Among College Swimming Coaches Association of America Teams

Oakland, CA–July 23, 2015 Cyclone swimmers earned the highest team GPA for swimming and diving teams among 406 colleges and universities across all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) divisions. Learn more »

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Mills College Receives Grant to Strengthen Environmental Science Programs

Oakland, CA–July 22, 2015 The W. M. Keck Foundation awards Mills College a grant to purchase new lab equipment. Learn more »

Professor Dan Ryan’s New Book Discusses Why Community Organizations Struggle to Be Effective

Oakland, CA–June 17, 2015 Why is it so hard for community organizations to create change? Professor Dan Ryan provides some answers in his new book. Learn more »

VP Brian O’Rourke Sets the Record Straight on the Future of Mills in Washington Post Blog

Oakland, CA–June 04, 2015 Vice President for Enrollment Brian O’Rourke tells the Washington Post that Mills is alive and well. Learn more »

Mills College Explores the Politics, Culture, and Science of Superheroes

Oakland, CA–June 01, 2015 A unique seminar called POW! The Science, Culture, and Politics of Superheroes introduces new students to the Mills College experience this fall.
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President DeCoudreaux Discusses the Value of a College Education at the Commonwealth Club

Oakland, CA–May 19, 2015 President DeCoudreaux joined a distinguished panel of public and private college educators to examine the current state of higher education and what an education tailored to the needs of the 21st century could look like. Learn more »

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Mills Music Professor Roscoe Mitchell is Featured Cover Story for The Wire Magazine

Oakland, CA–April 23, 2015 Professor Roscoe Mitchell reflects on his long career as a musician, composer, and teacher. Learn more »

President DeCoudreaux to Discuss the Value of a College Education at the Commonwealth Club

Oakland, CA–April 20, 2015 Mills College President to join other California university leaders in a panel discussion on the value of a liberal arts college education. Learn more »

KCBS Interviews President DeCoudreaux on Opening of Women in Public Service Institute on Water

Oakland, CA–April 13, 2015 President DeCoudreaux discusses how women are key to solving the world’s water crisis and the convening of the WPSP Institute at Mills. Learn more »

Mills College Announces Exciting New Summer Course Schedule

Oakland, CA–March 17, 2015 From Managerial Accounting to Confections of a Chocoholic, community members are invited to register for a new summer session offering an eclectic mix of college courses. Learn more »

Mills Student Newspaper Wins Five Awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Annual Conference

Oakland, CA–March 17, 2015 Mills College student newspaper wins sixth place for best non-weekly newspaper.
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President of Mills College Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Elected to CVS Health Corporation Board of Directors

Oakland, CA–March 11, 2015 CVS Health Corporation has elected Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, the president of Mills College in Oakland, California, to its Board of Directors. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/15/11