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A student sits on the lawn in front of Mills Hall, a large Victorian building, while another walks past the entrance.
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2020

Mills College ranks first in its class as a Best Value College according to U.S. News & World Report, which lists the school among its top regional universities for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Dr. Susan Stryker sits in a chair, her hand under her chin, on a stage against a dark backdrop.
Oakland, CA—September 3, 2020

An award-winning theorist, author, activist, and filmmaker and co-founder of the trailblazing academic journal on transgender studies is appointed to the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills.

A graphic created by Mills student Trevor Polcyn '21 features a caricature of Uncle Sam speaking before a lineup of diverse constituents whose hands are raised in the air, as if to ask a question.
Oakland, CA—August 20, 2020

After COVID-19 dispersed performing arts students to distance learning, one determined theater class at Mills adapted their original live performance piece about the 2020 election to a documentary radio play.

Students gather around a table with their professor, deeply engaged in conversations, books open in front of them.
Oakland, CA—August 18, 2020

In its 29th annual college guide The Princeton Review recognizes Mills for its outstanding academic programs and diverse, close-knit campus community.

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Oakland, CA—July 27, 2020

In light of updated State of California and Alameda County public health orders, Mills has shifted its fall 2020 instruction plans so that nearly all academic courses—including many classes that would have been taught in hybrid or in-person mode—will be offered entirely online.

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Oakland, CA—July 23, 2020

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 features Mills College among its "best and most interesting" four-year colleges for a fifteenth consecutive year.

A semicircle of international flags tower high against the backdrop of a blue sky.
Oakland, CA—July 16, 2020

The federal government drops plans to deport or deny entry to international students after Mills and hundreds of other colleges and universities press a lawsuit to protect students' right to continue their studies in the United States.

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Oakland, CA—July 9, 2020

To reduce the risk presented by COVID-19 while supporting the Mills mission, the College has crafted a plan for fall 2020 that combines flexibility and personal attention with new approaches to space, time, and social interaction.

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Oakland, CA—June 10, 2020

Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman makes statement on Black Lives Matter after the funeral of George Floyd.

Biomedical engineer Gilda Barabino sits at her desk facing the camera with a smile, her desktop computer behind her.
Oakland, CA—March 9, 2020

This spring, accomplished researcher and engineer Dr. Gilda Barabino will become the latest speaker in a distinguished roster of preeminent women scientists to visit campus at the invitation of the Russell Women in Science Lecture Series.