December 8, 2014
Women of color left out of college sexual assault debate?
In a New York Times article, Professor of English Ajuan Mance asserts that the media have focused attention on mostly white fraternities, which “makes it more difficult for discussions of black women’s experiences, and probably those of other women of color, to find their way into mainstream conversations.”
December 2, 2014
Mills librarian wins hearts, minds, and award
Michael Beller, head of reference and access services, has been named one of the nation’s 10 most-loved librarians by the American Library Association, an honor cosponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. He has served the research needs of Mills students and faculty while sporting his characteristic bow ties since 2002.
December 1, 2014
Dance professor finds inspiration in students
Holley Farmer, a visiting assistant professor of dance who performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, explains how her teaching experience has informed her own creativity and technique.
November 19, 2014
Why does Barbie need boys?
Professor of Computer Science Ellen Spertus blasted the children’s book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer for reinforcing the stereotype that women must rely on men to code.
November 7, 2014
Lawson on Syrian developments
In response to a BBC World News report on child soldiers in Syria, Professor of Government Fred Lawson provides insight on different militant groups in the region and their practice of recruiting underage youth to the front lines.
Hazel Wheeler '11, MBA '13, involves the Oakland community in creating a mural for women affected by violence
Wheeler is working with other Mills graduates to create a public art piece commemorating women killed in Oakland.
San Jose Mercury News, December 12, 2014
David Young Kim, MFA '14, helps China's renowned artist Ai Weiwei showcase his smuggled work at Alcatraz
Kim worked alongside artists and activists to mount the show for Weiwei, who is lauded as "one of the most controversial, prominent, and important artists of his generation."
SF Weekly, December 11, 2014
Sarah Aili (née Weinstein) '05 discusses her musical path and unexpected passion as a songwriter
Aili is working on her new album for 2015, as well as writing songs for rising young country stars like Abbey Cone and Lily Nelsen.
San Jose Mercury News, December 9, 2014
Pat Pineda '74 named one of the 25 Most Powerful Latinas of 2014
Selected by People en Español, Pineda discusses her close ties to her hometown and her 30-year career with Toyota North America, where she is the automaker's highest-ranking Hispanic executive.
Santa Paula Times, December 3, 2014