What started as a way to keep the campus maintained in the early 20th century has since evolved into vibrant farewell messages every spring.
A Bent Twig is a Mills student or alumna whose family tree includes another Mills alumna. Photos by Zac Borja. ‘Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined. Alexander Pope, 1734
It was an emotional and joyful affair as alumnae ranging from the classes of 1952 to 2022 gathered on the Mills campus from October 6–9 for Reunion 2022. In addition to annual activities such as professor lectures, campus tours, and class dinners, several new programs were introduced this year—including the reinvention of a Mills tradition in which alums carried lanterns
In mid-January, the inaugural cohort of Northeastern students—14 in total—set foot on the Mills campus for the first time. While the emergence of the Omicron variant made in-person get-togethers difficult, these new arrivals still received a full welcome to the spring semester at Mills. Jillian Mosley ’18, director of orientation and family programs in the Division of Student Life, oversaw the onboarding process for