News Stories

President Hillman
Oakland, CA—November 18, 2016

In what promises to be a lively and engaging series of monthly interviews, Mills College recently hosted its first Facebook Live broadcast, Live from the Heller Room at Mills College, with college President Elizabeth Hillman.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—November 18, 2016

The days following our national election have had a significant impact on the Mills campus, and the college will continue to reaffirm its values in relation to the changing political landscape.

Pen Center USA Logo
Oakland, CA—November 10, 2016

The Los Angeles-based fellowship is designed to help launch the professional careers of promising new writers like Khan, who studied economics and math while at Mills.

Alumna Carmen Roman
Oakland, CA—November 2, 2016

The director and choreographer was honored for her film Inheriting a Legacy, which highlights the dance traditions of African descendants in the vibrant town of El Carmen, Peru

Cyclone Olympics 1
Oakland, CA—October 14, 2016

Forging ties with the East Oakland community and nurturing enthusiasm for higher education, Mills College hosted over 180 elementary school students Thursday, October 14 for a day of sports and fun on campus.

Yalitza Ferreras
Oakland, CA—October 10, 2016

A Mills College alumna has landed her first published short story in The Best American Short Stories 2016, published this month and edited by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz.

Maira Perez Velazquez
Oakland, CA—October 6, 2016

Exercising her passion for community action, a Mills College public policy student is joining forces with famed California labor leader Dolores Huerta in a Central Valley voter registration drive this month.

Stephanie Shaffer Vineetha Mummadi
Oakland, CA—September 29, 2016

Two Mills College MBA students were honored with $10,000 scholarships from the Financial Women of San Francisco during a luncheon earlier this month.

Oakland Magazine cover
Oakland, CA—September 2, 2016

Mills College was featured recently in an Oakland Magazine article for parents and students titled "Paying for College? Five Steps to Remember."

Melissa Berkay
Oakland, CA—August 18, 2016

The Mercury News reported today, that Melissa Berkay, a 25 year-old junior at Mills College set a world record for crossing the Catalina Channel. She also became the first American swimmer to ever cross the 20.2 mile Channel while swimming in the butterfly stroke only.