News Stories

Mills College Statement
Oakland, CA—January 12, 2022

Mills College is pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with both the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) and its president to mutually withdraw the lawsuits between the two entities. The litigation will be concluded upon review and entry of the dismissal order by the assigned judge.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—December 16, 2021

The year 2021 is itself a milestone in Mills' history as we prepare for a merger with Boston-based Northeastern University, redouble our efforts to become an antiracist institution, and continue to earn recognition for our academic quality and innovation in the arts.

Mills Faculty Support Merger with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 1, 2021

The Mills College Faculty Executive Committee polled voting members of the Mills faculty to reveal 86% support the merger with Northeastern as the best available option for the College.

Mills Refutes Legal Claims
Oakland, CA—August 26, 2021

In response to the Ex Parte Application filed on August 26, 2021 with the Alameda Superior Court, Mills issues statement refuting all claims against the College.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—August 16, 2021

The Alameda County Superior Court ruled that Mills can continue discussions about a potential alliance between the College and Northeastern University with a vote as early as September 3, 2021.

Christy Chan, A+P+I Artist-in-Residence at Mills College, is participating in a roaming art exhibition through Dear America Project.
Oakland, CA—August 12, 2021

A mobile public art project led by Mills Artist-in-Residence Christy Chan foregrounds messages of resilience and antiracist solidarity.

Mills trustees make a statement against the lawsuit funded by the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC).
Oakland, CA—August 9, 2021

Mills trustees who are alumnae of Mills College make a statement against the lawsuit funded by the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC).

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.