Category: Spring 2023

Alums running for Congress

Barbara Lee, a Black woman with short curly hair and wearing a peach suit, speaking at a lectern in front of a blue scrim bearing the Mills name in white

On February 28, Congresswoman Barbara Tutt Lee ’73 put the rumors to rest by announcing her candidacy for the California US Senate seat to be vacated by Senator Dianne Feinstein at the end of her term in early 2025. After releasing a video online, Lee held her first campaign rally at Laney College on February 25, with Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao, San Francisco Mayor London Breed,

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Merger updates 

On January 18, Northeastern’s Faculty Senate voted to admit Mills College as the 10th college at Northeastern with a vote of 29-0-1. The vote officially gave Mills College at Northeastern University the authorization to grant degrees, and it creates a pathway for Mills faculty to serve on the Faculty Senate and the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. In the meeting, Provost David Madigan said that Mills

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Precious items still part of the Mills archives 

Librarian Janice Braun, a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair wearing a black sweater-jacket and gray pants, thumbs through an old book in the Heller Rare Book Room, a portion of F. W. Olin Library with white walls and oak built-in bookshelves.

After the College auctioned off its copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in fall 2019, many wondered what other treasures were held in the Mills archives. David Nordham with Northeastern Global News sat down with Director of the Library and Special Collections Janice Braun in the Heller Rare Book Room to learn more about what those items might be. A few of them:  • Several

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Special classes pop up on campus 

The image shows a dance performance with four people on a lit up stage. Three young people motion towards another dancer on the right of the stage.

Subjects such as book art, dance, and media studies are finding new life on the Mills campus this year in the form of pop-up classes. These unique one-credit electives are offered to students at no additional charge, and accommodate 10 to 20 participants who generally meet for a handful of sessions rather than a full semester.  Visiting Associate

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Conference kicks off new Black Reparations Project

The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, in conjunction with Northeastern Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) and UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, held its first Black Reparations Conference online on February 23-24. Speakers included California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber and California Reparations Task Force Chair Kamilah Moore as part of a robust agenda that brought together municipal

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Racial Representation Report Card

The charts on this page show levels of racial representation in Mills Quarterly over the last five years, from the start of the 2018–19 academic year through the winter 2023 issue. These figures were determined by cataloguing everyone who’s appeared in each issue of the Quarterly and cross-referencing them against our database. The classifications below reflect

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