Press Releases

A graphic green and blue Fiske graphic reads: Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022
Oakland, CA—July 26, 2021

For the sixteenth consecutive year, Fiske Guide to Colleges features Mills in its go-to guide of the "best and most interesting" colleges in the nation.

A teacher stands in a school hallway holding a clipboard.
Oakland, CA—June 11, 2021

Focused on antiracist, anti-oppressive pedagogy, the teacher credential program at the Mills College School of Education enters its second year.

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, faces the camera with hands on her hips against a white backdrop.
Oakland, CA—May 5, 2021

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will deliver the 2021 address at the 133rd Commencement at Mills College.

A student sits on the lawn in front of Mills Hall, a large Victorian building, while another walks past the entrance.
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2020

Mills College ranks first in its class as a Best Value College according to U.S. News & World Report, which lists the school among its top regional universities for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Dr. Susan Stryker sits in a chair, her hand under her chin, on a stage against a dark backdrop.
Oakland, CA—September 3, 2020

An award-winning theorist, author, activist, and filmmaker and co-founder of the trailblazing academic journal on transgender studies is appointed to the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills.

Students gather around a table with their professor, deeply engaged in conversations, books open in front of them.
Oakland, CA—August 18, 2020

In its 29th annual college guide The Princeton Review recognizes Mills for its outstanding academic programs and diverse, close-knit campus community.

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Oakland, CA—July 23, 2020

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 features Mills College among its "best and most interesting" four-year colleges for a fifteenth consecutive year.

Biomedical engineer Gilda Barabino sits at her desk facing the camera with a smile, her desktop computer behind her.
Oakland, CA—March 9, 2020

This spring, accomplished researcher and engineer Dr. Gilda Barabino will become the latest speaker in a distinguished roster of preeminent women scientists to visit campus at the invitation of the Russell Women in Science Lecture Series.

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Oakland, CA—February 10, 2020

Mills proudly joins this year's list of top-producing institutions for Fulbright-receiving students, crowning a decades-long track record of successful student placement in this premiere global exchange program.

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Oakland, CA—January 24, 2020

Mills College has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant by the Fletcher Jones Foundation to support MPOWERed for Transfer, a summer program designed to enroll, support, and prepare transfer students with success strategies that build on the assets and talents they bring to Mills.