News Stories

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 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.

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.