Fall 2023

Summer in the Emerald Isle by Dani Collins ’24: Photos from a once-in-a-lifetime experience studying abroad in Ireland.

Telling Stories: The Fires of Wisdom Oral History Project by Moya Stone, MFA ’03: A look back at the efforts to record authentic, first-hand accounts of Mills history.

Selling Your {Authentic} Self by Jessica Lipsky: In an era of influencers, three Mills alums who’ve turned their quirks and interests into solid careers talk about the longevity of making things personal.

What I Did Over Spring Break by Susan Ito, MFA ’94: An excerpt from the upcoming memoir by the assistant adjunct professor of English.

The Best Sounding Boards: A Friendship Forged at Mills by Sharon Clifford Cresswell ’65 and Suzy Laufer Roth ’65: These two self-described BFFs talk about what kept them together after graduation.

Recent Mills Matters Stories

New academic year now underway: On the Mills campus, the 2023-24 school year involves four distinct groups of students.

“Experiential entrepreneurship” drives first-year curriculum: A series of lectures and off-campus site visits characterize the experiences of this year’s 840 new college students.

Leadership change for Mills Institute: Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean Christie Chung takes over as executive director for the nascent organization.

Campus improvements continue over summer: A rundown of the upgrades that took place on the Mills campus in summer 2023.

Summer news in brief: Summer activities on the Mills campus, retiring faculty members, and a community development project.

Faculty research receives post-merger boost: How professors’ extracurriculars are getting new support with Northeastern.

Academic progress continues: Interim Dean Beth Kochly provides an update on programs aiming to launch in fall 2024 and 2025.

New partnerships director a familiar face: Center for Transformative Action head Carrie Maultsby-Lute, MBA ’11, steps into a new role on the Mills campus.

Legacy Mills program receives Northeastern award: The Social Justice Peer Mentorship Program earns recognition and sponsorship.

Alums running for Congress: Barbara Tutt Lee ’73 and Lateefah Simon ’17 are in the running for state and local offices up for grabs in the 2024 election.

Merger updates: The latest on the Mills-Northeastern merger. (Check this page for previous stories.)

Special classes pop up on campus: Students get a taste of book art, dance, and media studies through a unique slate of courses.

Precious items still part of the Mills archives: Info on the treasures that remain part of the collections in the Heller Rare Book Room.

Conference kicks off new Black Reparations Project: Four faculty/staff members are leading efforts to make the Mills campus a leader in the reparations movement.