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“Experiential entrepreneurship” drives first-year curriculum

Each site in Northeastern’s global network boasts its own programmatic theme, and at least for the 2023–24 academic year, the Mills campus will be characterized by the tenets of “experiential entrepreneurship.”  According to academic officials, the theme extends beyond the business world. “It’s a set of skills, knowledge, and motivations that we want students to take away from the experience,” said Associate Dean Christie Chung

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Leadership change for Mills Institute 

Christie Chung, associate dean for research, scholarship, and partnerships and a psychology professor at Mills since 2007, has been appointed to the role of interim executive director of the Mills Institute. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, the Institute’s inaugural director, has transitioned to a teaching role as an English professor.  “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead the Mills Institute and to bring Mills’ amazing legacy

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Faculty research receives post-merger boost

In joining with Northeastern University, Mills College became part of an R1 institution, which is defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as doctoral universities with “very high” research activity. And with that change comes more funding and support for faculty members pursuing projects beyond the classes they teach.  In the 2022–23 academic year, those included seed grants

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New partnerships director a familiar face

Carrie Maultsby-Lute, MBA ’11, professor of practice and the former director of the Center for Transformative Action, has been named to the new position of director of partnerships for Northeastern’s Oakland campus. In that role, she will work with Mills College at Northeastern University and the Mills Institute along with other on-site programs.  “We want to build leaders while uplifting the region and its

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Legacy Mills program receives Northeastern award 

On March 28, Northeastern’s Chief Inclusion Officer Karl W. Reid announced the first awardees of the Inclusive Impact Innovation Fund, which were culled from 59 entries submitted by faculty, staff, and students across the Northeastern network. One of the five winners was the Social Justice Peer Mentorship Program, which traces its roots back to sundry projects that have taken place in the public health and

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Mills Institute names director

Image shows a woman smiling for the camera. She has on pearl earrings and a dark blue turtleneck sweater. She has long brown hair and fair skin. Behind her is a blurred background of a building.

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández has been appointed executive director of the Mills Institute. Her tenure started on December 1, 2022.  She grew up in the Salinas Valley and attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate degree, later earning a master’s degree and doctorate in English at Cornell University. After stints as associate professor of gender studies at the University of Arizona and the inaugural chair of

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