October 20, 2014
The myth of the apathetic student
In a Washington Post op-ed, Professor of Education Joseph Kahne contends that it’s not for lack of caring that youth appear to avoid civic engagement. When digital media gets incorporated into their education, they “connect to the issues they care about in informed and effective ways.”
October 16, 2014
Visiting writer wins fellowship
Critically acclaimed Achy Obejas, who is teaching at Mills during her two-year residency, has been selected as one of “America’s most accomplished and innovative artists” by United States Artists.
October 15, 2014
Mills sparks national conversation
New York Times Magazine recently examined the debate at women’s colleges on admitting transgender students, an issue that made national headlines when Mills announced its own breakthrough admission policy.
September 29, 2014
Hewlett Foundation appoints President to board
As a new member of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s board of directors, President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux has declared that she cares “deeply about the issues the foundation works on, especially education and women's economic empowerment.”
Marriage and family therapist Audrey Martin '80 debuts her jazz album
Living Room is the culmination of Martin's 17 year-long journey in learning the art of jazz. Her album is described as "...a ravishing repertoire that flows seamlessly between American Songbook standards and gems by pop and jazz singers/songwriters..."
www.berkeleyside.com, October 23, 2014
Janet Zamudio, MA '10, runs for a seat on the San Lorenzo Unified School Board
Zamudio believes current school board members do not engage sufficiently on district issues. If elected, she will ask questions, challenge assumptions, and look for ways to do things better.
San Jose Mercury News, October 20, 2014
New York's Vineyard Theatre will honor Margo Lion '66 at its annual gala
Hosted by filmmaker John Waters, the fundraiser pays tribute to Lion's 30-year career creating Tony Award-winning productions.
www.broadwayworld.com, October 16, 2014
Meeta Kaur, MFA '06, takes part in groundbreaking anthology of Sikh American women writers
Kaur is editor of and contributor to Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith. The 24 narratives take readers through universal issues facing all women as experienced by members of the Sikh religion, a faith little known in the United States.
San Jose Mercury News, October 15, 2014