Category: campus

A Campus Steward Retires

A picture of Karen Fiene talking to another person. She is caucasian with short brown hair. She has triangle earrings, a necklace, and a top covered in yellow circles, blue circles, and a black base.

Nearly every building project that’s taken place on the Mills campus since 1992 bears the fingerprints of Karen Fiene. Known colloquially as the campus architect (her most recent title was director of facilities, compliance, and sustainability), Fiene first started working on Mills campus projects when employed by the architectural firm EHDD, initially coming on board to assist

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Campus Refreshments

 As reported in the winter Quarterly, the work of 10 transition workstreams continues this spring, examining the questions arising from the merger between Mills College and Northeastern University. The efforts are now getting into the finer details, with the IT group comparing campus-specific information such as student technology needs and email systems, and the human resources teams looking at benefits options for

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Student journalists explore Mills stories in new podcast

At the end of 2021, students in the Digital Journalism class unveiled Cyclone Radio, an audio magazine made for the members and stakeholders of the Mills community. Supervised by Assistant Adjunct Professor of Communication and Communication Program Head Keli Dailey and supported by We Are the Voices, this student-centered project shares the opinions, feelings, and

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Doula course offers equitable training for future public health workers

A spring semester offering since 2020, the Full Spectrum Doula Training course at Mills remains the only known doula class offered for college credit in an undergraduate program, and it became reality thanks to one student’s initiative. Tess Waxman ’22 first became interested in birth justice and doula training when she did her senior thesis

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Exchange Students

Almost immediately after the merger agreement between Mills and Northeastern was signed on September 14, 2021, officials from both schools started a series of cross-continental visits to bring the two institutions together on a more personal level. The first visit, on September 27–28, saw Northeastern President Joseph Aoun travel to Mills along with some of

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