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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.

A teacher stands in a school hallway holding a clipboard.
Oakland, CA—June 11, 2021

Focused on antiracist, anti-oppressive pedagogy, the teacher credential program at the Mills College School of Education enters its second year.

A panoramic image of the Mills College Art Museum gallery space centers a wood-paneled wall featuring undergraduate artwork from artist E Daley with exhibitions from other artists visible in the background.
Oakland, CA—June 3, 2021

End-of-year shows at the Mills College Art Museum featuring works from recent graduates use mixed media to spark introspection and activism for museum-goers.

Join us for our 133rd Commencement as we proudly celebrate the academic achievements of our graduating students. During the online ceremony, Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of <em>The Purpose of Power</em>, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will address our Class of 2021. The conferring of degrees will follow her remarks.
Oakland, CA—May 15, 2021

Join us for our 133rd Commencement as we proudly celebrate the academic achievements of our graduating students. During the online ceremony, Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will address our Class of 2021. The conferring of degrees will follow her remarks.

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, faces the camera with hands on her hips against a white backdrop.
Oakland, CA—May 5, 2021

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will deliver the 2021 address at the 133rd Commencement at Mills College.

A sunny photo of showing contrasting historic and modern buildings in Oakland’s skyline. Photo credit: Greg Linhares, City of Oakland
Oakland, CA—March 25, 2021

Mills continues its association with UC Berkeley, agreeing to be the location for their new program for 200 first-year students of all genders.

A graphic with white all-caps text on a Mills blue background that reads Stop Asian Hate.
Oakland, CA—March 23, 2021

Mills College stands in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and their allies against anti-AAPI racism, sexism, violence, and racial injustice.

A photo of historic Mills Hall taken from a distance on a sunny day.
Oakland, CA—March 17, 2021

Because of the economic burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic, structural changes across higher education, and Mills' declining enrollment and budget deficits, Mills must begin to shift away from being a degree-granting college and toward becoming a Mills Institute that can sustain Mills' mission.