News Stories

Catherine Wagner
Oakland, CA—October 13, 2017

An in-depth profile of Wagner's life growing up in the Bay Area and her evolution into a world-renowned artist appears in the current issue of Cultured.

Provost Chinyere Oparah
Oakland, CA—September 28, 2017

Mills College Provost and Dean of the Faculty Chinyere Oparah was recognized by The Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health for her work on birthing justice.

Roscoe Mitchell
Oakland, CA—August 16, 2017

Roscoe Mitchell, the Darius Milhaud Professor of Music at Mills College since 2007, has just released a two-disc set called Bells for the South Side to critical acclaim.

Lokey School of Business
Oakland, CA—August 9, 2017

Mills College is pleased to announce a $100,000 two-year grant from JPMorgan Chase in support of the Ascend 2020 Bay Area collaborative.

Professor Andrew Flores
Oakland, CA—July 11, 2017

Read Professor of Government Andrew Flores' story, "Yes, there's racism in the LGBT community. But there's more outside it," in the Washington Post.

President Elizabeth L. Hillman
Oakland, CA—June 5, 2017

Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman was named one of 2017's Business of Pride Outstanding Voices and one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times.

Chana Bloch
Oakland, CA—May 22, 2017

Professor Emerita Chana Bloch passed away on May 19, 2017 after a prolonged battle with cancer. At Mills from 1973 to 2005, Chana's powerful teaching and mentoring touched generations of students and faculty.

Park Ranger Recieves Honorary Degree
Oakland, CA—May 17, 2017

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.

Betty Reid Soskin
Oakland, CA—May 2, 2017

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.

book and glasses
Oakland, CA—April 26, 2017

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.