Tag: topical

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

Continue reading

We Are the Voices hosts Chelsea Manning

Photo by Robbie Sweeny On April 13, the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series welcomed internationally-known technologist and network security expert Chelsea Manning for a talk show-styled event at Lisser Hall with Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women’s Leadership Susan Stryker. Co-sponsored by We Are the Voices and the President’s Office, “Volatile Contexts: Identity, Technology

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

SOE centers antiracism in teacher education

“History with a ‘y’ denotes a singular narrative, but when we think about histories, our histories have multiple perspectives.” So said LaGarrett King, the keynote speaker of the School of Education’s (SOE) Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. “When people say you cannot teach history this way, or you cannot teach about Black

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Alumnae of Color scholarship hits milestone

Above: President Emerita Alecia DeCoudreaux (center) with two recipients of the Alumnae of Color Endowed Scholarship in her honor: the late Sharon Robinson ’14, MPP ’15 (left); and Bryana Jones ’17 (right). As of this February, the Alumnae of Color Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Alecia A. DeCoudreaux has reached a landmark $250,000, with the

Continue reading