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Mills College to Merge with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2021

The Mills College Board of Trustees today approved the College's merger with Northeastern University, ensuring that the educational mission of Mills and its commitment to cultivating women's leadership will endure.

A student holds a blue Mills College pennant above her head at a community gathering.
Oakland, CA—September 13, 2021

Mills College has been named the #1 Best Value College in the West for the third time since 2017 and one of the top regional universities in the West for the fifteenth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Mills continues to receive high rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Social Mobility.

Mills Faculty Support Merger with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 1, 2021

The Mills College Faculty Executive Committee polled voting members of the Mills faculty to reveal 86% support the merger with Northeastern as the best available option for the College.

Mills Refutes Legal Claims
Oakland, CA—August 26, 2021

In response to the Ex Parte Application filed on August 26, 2021 with the Alameda Superior Court, Mills issues statement refuting all claims against the College.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—August 16, 2021

The Alameda County Superior Court ruled that Mills can continue discussions about a potential alliance between the College and Northeastern University with a vote as early as September 3, 2021.

Christy Chan, A+P+I Artist-in-Residence at Mills College, is participating in a roaming art exhibition through Dear America Project.
Oakland, CA—August 12, 2021

A mobile public art project led by Mills Artist-in-Residence Christy Chan foregrounds messages of resilience and antiracist solidarity.

Mills trustees make a statement against the lawsuit funded by the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC).
Oakland, CA—August 9, 2021

Mills trustees who are alumnae of Mills College make a statement against the lawsuit funded by the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC).

A graphic green and blue Fiske graphic reads: Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022
Oakland, CA—July 26, 2021

For the sixteenth consecutive year, Fiske Guide to Colleges features Mills in its go-to guide of the "best and most interesting" colleges in the nation.

An upward view of the clock face and bells of El Campanil clock tower on the Mills College campus in Oakland, California.
Oakland, CA—July 6, 2021

Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman shares progress in exploring an alliance with Boston-based Northeastern University to continue Mills' legacy and expand its commitment to gender and racial justice.

An aerial view of groups of students on a lawn ringed by trees and red-and-white multi-story buildings.
Oakland, CA—June 17, 2021

Mills will begin formal discussions to combine with Northeastern University, a private, nonprofit, Boston-based research university with a global presence.