Amid a throng of news media and a documentary film crew, Mills College awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken voice dedicated to raising awareness about the discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II.
Mills College, a nationally respected, independent liberal arts college for women with innovative graduate programs for students of all genders, has announced a blueprint to better meet students' needs and overcome financial challenges.
Mills College will award an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken and articulate voice dedicated to remembering discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II.
Graduates of the Mills College MFA in Prose Program, Nina La Cour and Christine Hyung-Oak Lee have each published new works garnering critical praise.
In Berkeley, Luna Dance Institute co-directors and Mills College alumnae Patricia Reedy and Nancy Ng teach modern dance to children with a twist.
Mills College alumna Deborah Vaughan '71 was awarded the Della Davidson Prize by Dancers Group, a San Francisco Bay Area arts nonprofit focused on promoting dance through sponsorships and outreach.
The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) has donated $200,000 to Mills College to create two new scholarship funds in honor of the late Mills alumna Audrey Gibney '46.
Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman, an expert on sexual assault, harassment and discrimination in the US military, testified before Congress Wednesday in a hearing to address nonconsensual online pornography in the military.
The Morandi Museum in Bologna, Italy opened an exhibition by Mills College Studio Art Professor Catherine Wagner this month, featuring 21 photos inspired by works of the late Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.
Trisha Brown, postmodern dance giant, visual artist, opera director and Mills alumna (1958) died March 18 in San Antonio, Texas after a six-year battle with vascular dementia. She was 80 years old.