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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman makes statement on Black Lives Matter after the funeral of George Floyd.
It has been an eventful and productive year at Mills College! Here is a quick review of our biggest and proudest moments.