News Stories

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.

An image of Mills Student Body President Dylyn Turner-Keener alongside an image of Vice President Ashlee Davis.
Oakland, CA—February 12, 2021

At the helm of student government at Mills, President Dylyn Turner-Keener and Vice President Ashlee Davis set an agenda centering inclusive, responsive, and trauma-informed governance.

President Elizabeth L. Hillman stands before the Campanil on the Mills campus holding a sign that reads
Oakland, CA—December 17, 2020

2020 has been a year of tremendous change but has also marked a series of milestones at Mills, from transitioning to online learning to committing to antiracism.

A new mural at the entryway of campus featuring local plant life and daubs of color sourced from the neighboring community encases the pillars at the College's entryway.
Oakland, CA—October 15, 2020

The entrance to the Mills campus will showcase the campus community's commitment to racial justice, featuring inaugural artwork from artists and recent Mills MFA graduates Cristine Blanco '20 and Yétundé Olagbaju '20.

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.

Person's hands typing on a laptop
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.

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.

A yellow
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.