April 18, 2014
College lauded for operating in the “green”
From conserving and recycling to farming and carpooling, Mills has earned its title as one of the most eco-friendly colleges in the country according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges. The campus received a Green Rating of 98 out of a possible 99.
April 16, 2014
Get your money’s worth at Mills
For the second year in a row, Forbes.com has ranked Mills among the top 30 return-on-investment colleges in the nation. The site’s “Grateful Graduates Index” considers the amount of private giving per student as an indicator of the success of a college’s alumni and their gratitude towards their alma mater.
April 11, 2014
Dean responds to poll of America’s teachers
A 2012 Gallup report showed that nearly 70 percent of K–12 teachers polled do not feel engaged in their work. In a KCBS Radio interview, School of Education Dean Kathy Schultz explained why we shouldn’t be surprised by the high numbers and how we can foster teachers’ commitment.
March 27, 2014
DeCoudreaux featured in Diverse magazine
President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux was named among a group of 30 women who have made outstanding contributions to the higher education community.
March 25, 2014
American Chemical Society honors professor
Sandra Greer, chemistry professor and former provost and dean of the faculty, was recognized for her lifelong efforts to advance women in chemistry. Her award included a $10,000 grant, which she generously designated to Mills for use in undergraduate chemistry research.
Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk '90 named as a James Beard Award finalist in Broadcast and New Media
Brencsons-Van Dyk received a nomination for her work on Martha Stewart's Cooking School. The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit group based in New York, awards chosen chefs, journalists, authors, and wine professionals for their excellence in the culinary arts community.
www.urbanspoon.com, March 2014
Actor and teacher Elizabeth Carter '92 discusses her love of Shakespeare and the city of Oakland
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Carter fell in love with Oakland when she came to Mills. She shares her passion for Shakespeare with her students and in a four-part character smash-mash she performs in the Aurora Theatre Company's Wittenberg.
Inside Bay Area, March 26, 2014
Prints created by Elizabeth Murray, MFA '64, on display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
Her Story: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986-2006 is a collection of her work that "…reveals Murray as an artist who pushed the technical and expressive limits of graphic art."
www.sfgate.com, March 15, 2014
Jane Whitfield '97 becomes first woman to head the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation
After a nationwide search, Whitfield began her new position as president and CEO of the charity group PenFed on March 3.
www.govconexecutive.com, February 27, 2014