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.”
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 thirty-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
Lucia Savage '84 appointed as Chief Privacy Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Savage brings her experience with patient data security and transparency between health information exchanges to her new role, which begins October 20.
HealthITSecurity, October 14, 2014
Ann Hould-Ward '73 describes the painstaking work of costume design for the musical Beauty and the Beast
A Tony Award-winning costume designer, Hould-Ward discusses her lengthy career, which includes stints in Beauty and the Beast, The Metropolitan Opera, as well as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
Colorado Springs Gazette, October 10, 2014