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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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Former Professor of Education writes book on school’s history

Since 1926, the Mills College Children’s School (MCCS) has conducted rich and varied research on child behavior and development—a history that Professor Emerita of Education Edna Mitchell wanted to document in its own book. Published independently last April, Early Childhood Education Through the Ages: A Partial History of the Mills College Children’s School covers the

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Bert Gordon discusses Mills history online

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Oakland Public Library has explored different ways to engage the local community safely at home, including through educational webinars. Hosted by the Oakland History Center, the Fall History Series covered important places and organizations tied to Oakland, and on October 27, 2021, it presented “History & Legacy of

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Friendship and Fulbright bring Egyptian academic to Mills

The sequence of events that brought visiting professor Maha El Said to the Mills campus as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for the fall semester can be traced as far back as 1993. That’s when she and Professor of English Elmaz Abinader first met at a conference in Cairo, where El Said has taught for decades,

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Faculty Afghan expert speaks out

Prior to joining Lead by Learning as its new director in April, Mizgon Zahir Darby’s varied career has included working as a journalist in the Bay Area and New York, directing in the nonprofit space, and founding a consulting firm. She’s also a second-generation Afghan American, her parents immigrating to the United States from Afghanistan

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Lighting the Way to a Kinder World

A+P+I Artist-in-Residence Christy Chan had something to say about the other pandemic brought on by COVID-19: rising anti-Asian racism and hate crimes. She turned to her filmmaking toolbox and set out to create the Dear America project, a series of works by herself and five other AAPI artists—including Professor of Studio Art Cathy Lu—that were

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