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Mills Self-Defense Class Featured on ABC7 News KGO TV

Oakland, CA–November 29, 2016 Mills students are taking action to protect themselves from sexual assault. Learn more »

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Mills President: Now More than Ever, World Needs a Place Like Mills

Oakland, CA–November 18, 2016 The days following our national election have had a significant impact on the Mills campus, and the college will continue to reaffirm its values in relation to the changing political landscape. Learn more »

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Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman Launches First in a Series of Facebook Live Interviews

Oakland, CA–November 18, 2016 In what promises to be a lively and engaging series of monthly interviews, Mills College recently hosted its first Facebook Live broadcast, Live from the Heller Room at Mills College, with college President Elizabeth Hillman. Learn more »

PEN Fellowship for Writers: Emerging Voices

Alumna Kirin Khan ’10 Wins PEN Fellowship for Writers

Oakland, CA–November 10, 2016 The Los Angeles–based fellowship is designed to help launch the professional careers of promising new writers like Khan, who studied economics and math while at Mills. Learn more »

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Alumna Carmen Román, MFA ’13, Wins for Best Documentary at San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Oakland, CA–November 02, 2016 The director and choreographer was honored for her film Inheriting a Legacy, which highlights the dance traditions of African descendants in the vibrant town of El Carmen, Peru. Learn more »

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Building Bridge to College, Mills Hosts Oakland Youth for Day of Fun, Sports

Oakland, CA–October 14, 2016 Forging ties with the East Oakland community and nurturing enthusiasm for higher education, Mills College hosted over 180 elementary school students Thursday, October 14 for a day of sports and fun on campus. Learn more »

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Mills Alumna Lands Her First Published Short Story in ‘Best American’ Anthology for 2016

Oakland, CA–October 10, 2016 A Mills College alumna has landed her first published short story in The Best American Short Stories 2016, published this month and edited by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz. Learn more »

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Mills Student Rallies Peers in Central Valley Congressional Election Campaign

Oakland, CA–October 06, 2016 Exercising her passion for community action, a Mills College public policy student is joining forces with famed California labor leader Dolores Huerta in a Central Valley voter registration drive this month. Learn more »

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Two Mills MBA Students Receive Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

Oakland, CA–September 29, 2016 Two Mills College MBA students were honored with $10,000 scholarships from the Financial Women of San Francisco during a luncheon earlier this month. Learn more »

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Mills Financial Aid Experts Featured in Oakland Magazine, Share Tips to Avoid Tuition Debt

Oakland, CA–September 02, 2016 Mills College was featured recently in an Oakland Magazine article for parents and students titled “Paying for College? Five Steps to Remember.” Learn more »

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Mills College Swimmer Melissa Berkay Sets World Record

Oakland, CA–August 18, 2016 The Mercury News reported today, that Melissa Berkay, a 25 year-old junior at Mills College set a world record for crossing the Catalina Channel. She also became the first American swimmer to ever cross the 20.2 mile Channel while swimming in the butterfly stroke only. Learn more »  

Architect Julia Morgan’s Groundbreaking Work at Mills College Featured on KQED Radio’s Forum

Oakland, CA–August 01, 2016 Forum host Dave Iverson speaks with Historian Karen McNeill and Architect and Attorney Julia Donoho about the work of Architect Julia Morgan’s legacy in the Bay Area, including her groundbreaking work designing El Campanil, a 72-foot, Mission-style clock tower at Mills College. Learn more »

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American Association of University Women Honors Two at Mills

Oakland, CA–July 20, 2016 The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded funding to two Mills College women for the 2016–17 academic year.
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Mills Receives $1.4 Million Grant For Low-Income College Prep

Mills Receives $1.4 Million Grant For Low-Income College Prep

Oakland, CA–July 26, 2016 Mills College received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to motivate and prepare low-income Oakland high school students for college. Learn more »

Melissa Berkay Mills Swimmer

Mills Swimmer Makes Scholar All-America Team

Oakland, CA–July 22, 2016 Melissa Berkay, the Mills College swimmer who made school history when she qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships in March, was named recently to the Scholar All-America Team for her academic and athletic achievements. Learn more »

Sustainability Award

Mills Receives National Environmental Award

Oakland, CA–July 18, 2016 Mills College received a national environmental sustainability award for its efforts to reduce water, gas and electricity use, and for its recycling, reusing and composting programs. Learn more »

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Mills MFA in Studio Art Program Receives Prestigious Awards

Oakland, CA–July 14, 2016 The Mills College MFA program in studio art announced cash awards from two prestigious arts organizations in recognition of faculty and student excellence. Learn more »

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Mills Mathematics Professor Awarded Fulbright Teaching Grant to Italy

Oakland, CA–July 06, 2016 Mills College Mathematics Professor Steven Givant was awarded a one-year Fulbright US Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy beginning in September. Learn more »

Olivia de Havilland

Hollywood Legend Olivia de Havilland Sends a Shout Out to Mills in People Magazine

Oakland, CA–July 01, 2016 Asked if there's any advice she'd give to her younger self, she replies, "Take a long leave of absence from the Warner contract and go to Mills College, where the scholarship I had won in 1934 is still waiting for me!" Learn more »

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Mills Biology Professor Jenn Smith Delivers Commencement Speech at UCLA’s Institute of Society and Genetics

Oakland, CA–June 30, 2016 Mills College Biology Professor Jenn Smith said humans can benefit from studying cooperation among animals to create a better society during a commencement address at UCLA’s Institute of Society and Genetics. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/15/11