July 3, 2014
Professor proposes American “Statue of Equality”
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Visiting Professor of Philosophy Martin Benjamin posited that equality is just as important as liberty as a national value and that “equality for all requires some restrictions on liberty.”
July 2, 2014
College maintains high rank
Mills was among only 15 percent of colleges nationwide to be featured in this year’s Fiske Guide to Colleges, which is highly regarded for its impartiality. Listed for the ninth consecutive year, the College “emphasizes skills critical for understanding today’s society and succeeding in the real world.”
July 1, 2014
President praises Mills on local news
President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux spoke about the College’s high performance expectations and support for students, the importance of women’s education, and the ongoing commitment to connect alumnae to each other and to Mills in a feature aired on San Francisco’s ABC7 News.
June 26, 2014
Music Theory Spectrum to be based at Mills
Professor of Music David Bernstein has been appointed editor of Music Theory Spectrum,
one of the foremost journals in the field and the official academic journal of the Society for Music Theory.
June 18, 2014
Readying youth for civic action
In the Huffington Post, Mills College Professor of Education Joseph Kahne advocated for schools to expand their focus on college and career readiness and instead prepare students to be “college-, career-, and community-ready.”
June 16, 2014
10 hours, 1,000 pages
Poet and Professor of English Stephen Ratcliffe has recorded his reading of Continuum, one in his series of 1,000-page books, each written in 1,000 consecutive days. The project was featured in the poetry journal Jacket2, which hosts segments of the 10-hour recording.
Matthew Hettich, MFA '10, creates gear for electronic musicians seeking to push sonic and expressive limits
Hettich is among several Mills grads working at a company that creates cutting-edge software and devices to expand the sound, expression, and practicality of electronic music.
East Bay Express, July 22, 2014
Sara Norris, MA '04, nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Norris, a first grade teacher at the Mills College Children's School, is one of just six California finalists recommended for the prestigious award—the highest recognition in the nation for a mathematics or science teacher.
Imperial Valley News, July 22, 2014
The life of Alice Sumida '36 inspires a children's picture book
Caldecott Medal award–winning author Allen Say, who wrote and illustrated Music for Alice, became enchanted with Sumida's experiences as a farmer, World War II internee, and ballroom dancer.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune, July 19, 2014
Artist Jenny Sharaf, MFA '13, shares camaraderie and creativity at Oakland's Johansson Projects
Sharaf's works, in a joint exhibition with Mission School artist Alicia McCarthy, use accessible materials and vivid colors to deconstruct the mythology of the "California girl" and the role of the female artist.
The Huffington Post, July 15, 2014