News Stories

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.

Melissa Berkay Mills Swimmer
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.

Connie Wun and Je'Nen Chastain
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.

Sustainability 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.

Sandra Ono Sculpture
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.

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Oakland, CA—July 6, 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.

Olivia de Havilland
Oakland, CA—July 1, 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!"

Professor Jenn Smith
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.

Mills College MFA Translation
Oakland, CA—June 15, 2016

The Mills College MFA in Translation program is hosting its first Translation Festival at three Oakland venues in June to highlight new trends in translation.

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Oakland, CA—May 31, 2016

A radio news story about a 17-year-old El Salvadoran migrant fleeing gang recruitment earned Mills College student Maira Perez Velazquez a national college journalism award.