January 22, 2015
Artists find home in new residency program
Continuing its tradition as a creative hub for the arts, Mills has selected three candidates to participate in its Art + Process + Ideas residency, where the artists will have access to campus work space in exchange for conducting public lectures, workshops, and open studios.
January 20, 2015
Bleaching for beauty
In the documentary, Light Girls, Professor of Sociology Maggie Hunter discusses the controversial skin-lightening industry.
December 18, 2014
Why Cuba, why now?
Distinguished Visiting Writer Achy Obejas postulates reasons for President Obama’s sudden US-Cuba policy reversal for In These Times magazine.
December 17, 2014
Visiting lecturer praises new US-Cuban relations
Arturo Lopez-Levy, a scholar of Cuban affairs, says the United States’ steps to ease embargoes serves to “align American actions with US values and international law” in an interview for CCTV America.
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.”
Lora Droste, MPP '11, shares her experiences being new to government in Berkeley
Droste recalls her election campaign for Berkeley City Council and the lessons she learned in the first months of her new political career.
The Daily Californian, January 26, 2015
Playwright Catherine Ladnier '70 brings World War II letters to life
Ladnier drew on her collection of over 1,000 letters to create Future Day of Radiant Peace, a play in which actors perform dramatized readings of original correspondence.
www.greenwichtime.com, January 17, 2015
Meilan Carter ’06, MFA ’08, chronicles the dreaded “race talk” with her sons
Against the backdrop of recent police shootings of young black men, Carter describes her feelings of powerlessness and fear as she advises her boys how to stay out of harm’s way.
The Huffington Post, January 16, 2015
Sarah Davachi, MFA '12, debuts her first full-length electroacoustic album
Davachi uses a full range of classic synthesizers, as well as wind and string instruments on her new record, Baron's Court.
www.tinymixtapes.com, January 13, 2015