I am the class secretary for the Class of 1970, and like other Mills alums, our class is saddened by the announcement that Mills will transition into a new entity, but responses have varied. Some say that Mills’ financial situation and enrollment decline gave President Hillman no choice. Others say that colleges like Mills have
Category: Summer 2021
By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13; Sheryl Bizé-Boutté ’73; Gwen Jackson Foster ’67; Ariana Merlino ’97; and Moya Stone, MFA ’03 Note: This story was written before the June 17 announcement of a potential partnership with Northeastern University. On March 17, Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman announced, on behalf of the College’s Board of Trustees, that this fall’s first-year undergraduate class
Multigenerational friendships among Millsies are so common that a recent graduate already carries several with her as she departs the College.
As women in the judiciary undergo new scrutiny across the country, three alumnae judges recall the trajectory of their careers.
One student’s summer spent writing and caregiving in Faculty Village still reverberates more than 40 years later.
A long-delayed celebration Finally, the following Saturday (May 22), the Class of 2020 was able to come onto the Mills campus for the first time since their final year at the College was interrupted and theirCommencement delayed by the pandemic. The original plan, to hold an in-person ceremony in conjunction with the Class of 2021,
Commencement, from a distance With the sounds of honking, cheering, and Indigenous drumming wafting across campus, the Mills College Class of 2021 celebrated an entirely new kind of Commencement (or CARmencement?) on Saturday, May 15. Following a virtual ceremony in the morning—the first in the College’s history—that celebrated 377 undergraduate and graduate students, Richards Gate