August 21, 2014
College pioneers gender-inclusive admissions policy
Mills has become the first single-sex college in the country to implement an admissions policy for transgender applicants. In an interview on KQED Radio’s Forum, Vice President for Enrollment Management Brian O’Rourke and two current students discussed the groundbreaking approach.
August 14, 2014
Mills climbs the culinary charts
For three years running, The Daily Meal has named Mills among the nation’s top colleges for serving delicious meals, this year bolstering it to number 14 among 75 campuses.
August 12, 2014
Professor wins Poetry Center award
Stephen Ratcliffe, who has taught at Mills for 30 years, has received this year’s prestigious San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award for Selected Days, a collection of his daily poems from over a decade of work.
August 7, 2014
Civics ed reboot
In a discussion on KQED Radio’s Forum, Professor of Education Joseph Kahne shared ideas on how to get students more involved in community issues as part of efforts to revitalize civics education in California schools.
August 6, 2014
College retains high marks
For the past decade, The Princeton Review has ranked Mills among the nation’s best colleges, noting that it provides an “empowering, creative, and always intellectually stimulating” environment, according to the firm’s 2015 guide to the Best 379 Colleges.
August 6, 2014
The troubles with testing
In an Washington Post op-ed on school reform, School of Education Dean Kathy Schultz uses lessons learned from South Korea as evidence that high-stakes testing may be “counterproductive in our rapidly changing world where creativity and innovation are essential.”
July 25, 2014
Challenges facing women entrepreneurs
Women who own small businesses are still behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, according to a recent congressional report. Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Lecturer Michael Bush shed light on the factors perpetuating the gender gap in a KCBS Radio interview.
July 23, 2014
Children’s School expands lessons to service learning
Fourth and fifth graders studying nutrition turned their work into a social justice venture at the Mills College Children’s School when teacher Anne Malamud helped them explore what it takes to run a community-minded business.
July 15, 2014
How Catholics shaped the labor movement
During San Francisco’s early 20th century labor struggles, Catholic activists helped make “significant gains for the workers,” asserts Visiting Professor of History Bill Issel in response to a San Francisco Chronicle historical account. He hailed the “long and positive role played by Catholics in the creation of one of the nation’s most important urban areas.”
Fractured Fauna by Misako Inaoka, MFA '06, on display at Johansson Projects in Oakland
Inaoka draws inspiration from taxidermy forms that reflect the artist's transition from Bay Area resident to wife and mother in the Los Angeles suburbs.
www.sfgate.com, August 20, 2014
Matthew Hettich, MFA '10, creates gear for electronic musicians seeking to push sonic and expressive limits
Hettich is among several Mills grads working at a company that creates cutting-edge software and devices to expand the sound, expression, and practicality of electronic music.
East Bay Express, July 22, 2014
Sara Norris, MA '04, nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Norris, a first grade teacher at the Mills College Children's School, is one of just six California finalists recommended for the prestigious award—the highest recognition in the nation for a mathematics or science teacher.
Imperial Valley News, July 22, 2014
The life of Alice Sumida '36 inspires a children's picture book
Caldecott Medal award–winning author Allen Say, who wrote and illustrated Music for Alice, became enchanted with Sumida's experiences as a farmer, World War II internee, and ballroom dancer.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune, July 19, 2014