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.
October 28, 2014
The case for US–Cuban cooperation
From fighting the Ebola virus to releasing political prisoners, collaboration and negotiation between the longtime foes is sorely needed but has been hampered, in part, by US internal politics. Mills visiting lecturer and Latin American political expert Arturo Lopez-Levy weighed in on recent conflicts.
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.
Lora Droste, MPP '11, wins Berkeley City Council election by 16 votes
Droste ran on a campaign focused on affordable housing, crime reduction, parks, and schools.
www.berkeleyside.com, November 13, 2014
Chile Lindo owner Paula Tejeda '08 combines Chilean artists and food in San Francisco
From selling empanadas door-to-door, to purchasing her restaurant, Tejeda is determined to "make Chile Lindo the Dean & Deluca of Chilean products."
www.missionlocal.org, November 13, 2014
Lindsey Grant, MFA '08, shares her tales of pet sitting in a new book
Sleeping with Dogs is filled with stories representing pet owner culture and human beings' complex relationship with animals.
Contra Costa Times, November 3, 2014
Barbara Higbie '79 kicks off monthly piano concert series with rarely seen Katrina Krimsky
Higbie curated the concerts to include various piano masters like Krimsky, a former instructor at Mills College.
www.berkeleyside.com, October 31, 2014