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Spring 2021

Mills Girls & Black Power: A Roundtable Discussion: As a follow-up to our winter 2021 piece detailing the fight for civil rights at Mills, we speak to four Black alumnae who experienced it firsthand.

COVID and the Urban Classroom by Rebecca Bodenheimer: The pandemic heightened the challenges that teachers face in urban schools. School of Education graduates are well-prepared for them.

Strongwomen by Arya Samuelson, MFA ’19: Three alumnae are defying stereotypes and finding success in the professional fitness space.

Plus, photos of Senior Wall 2021!


The Mills Transition

On March 17, President Elizabeth L. Hillman sent an email to the Mills community with news about the future of Mills: the College will enroll its final class of first-year students in fall 2021, with the last degrees potentially granted in 2023. Instead, Mills will transition to a Mills Institute, possibly with the partnership of an outside partner, but the details are yet unknown.

This announcement prompted an immediate reaction among alumnae/i, including a rally at the front gates of the College on Friday, March 26. Images from that rally are below.