Class of 2008 Survey

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May 5, 2008

Who are the best professors to study with?

Professor Julia Sudbury: She really encourages us to not only learn the theories, but gives us opportunities to put them into practice through SL. The issues that she teaches are also relevant to contemporary issues in our society today.

-Silvia Kim

There are many wonderful teachers at Mills. I enjoyed taking classes most from Kim Magowan, Tom Strychacz, and Kathryn Reiss. They are all very interested in what they are teaching, which is important. They also work hard to help their students succeed. – Meighan Moore

[Take] Judith Rosenberg for College 60!! She is fantastic and a true artist in many ways. Also, Dr. Urry’s science classes are tough, but she really whips you into being a great scientist. As well as Dr. Spiller who is patient and always available.

– Elenor Castillo

I only know so far as the English Dept: any class with Elmaz Abinader, or Juliana Spahr. I was fortunate to work with talented writers and scholars who challenged me to approach poetry, teaching,

and creativity in radically different ways.

– Lesley Stampleman

Dr. Bob is hilarious. His lectures are interesting, and he is also a kind-hearted professor who takes an interest in each of his students.

– Jessica King

Which are the best classes to take?

[Take] Calculus with Steve Givant. You will fall in love with Math after taking HIS Calculus class. You will want to major in Math.

– Tenzin Kundon

Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy Analysis, Environmental Economics: They all have to do with the environment, and we’ve got some cleaning up to do. Also trail running [is great] because it will provide you with a better sense of the different parks/recreation in the region while you get some time outdoors to exercise.

– Johanna Flynn-Sousa

Issues of Race and Ethnicity – because talking about some of these issues is really difficult, but it helps to do it in a classroom setting and after having read lots of case studies and thought provoking books on the subject.

– Deborah Long

Any Book Arts courses, because you get to explore an unconventional art that is still very accessible and unique to Mills and an experience you won’t get anywhere else with Mills’ rich Book Arts faculty, TAs, and studios. Plus, you get to make your own books. How sweet is that?

– Sarah Wong

[Take] Brinda’s Literature or Post-Colonialism classes. Philosophy, like Existentialism [is] great for thinking out of the box. Take a music ensemble or a dance class – expand yourself!

– Karen Coleman

Economics of Oil is the best class at Mills.

– Jenny McCann

Where are the best places to live on campus?

Olney (sad that only freshwomen can live there) and Orchard Meadow are very convenient. [They are] close to everything on campus. I have also lived in Ethel Moore. Living up there is not that bad either except sometimes the hill can get on your nerves a little.

– Tenzin Kundon

I always loved Warren Olney for its kitchen, ’cause we used to have dinner parties there! Ege certainly has its own flavor too with its wing system so people really get to know and see each other.

– Sarah Wong

The Larsen House Co-op is the best place to live on campus hands down. This is because it is not up a hill, you can feel a bit more independent making your own food, and there is a garden to work in if you like that sort of thing.

– Johanna Flynn-Sousa

I have lived in Ege since I came on campus. I am an older student, but not quite old enough to really consider myself a resumer. Ege has many of my fellow in-between- traditional-and-resumer students. Some people hate Ege because of the huge hill, but I think it forces you to exercise at least once a day.

– Meighan Moore

Best place to live: Olney. The wifi signal in there is amazing. Worst: Courtyard Townhouses. They are ridiculously expensive – it’s better just to get an apartment off campus. They are unfurnished, the laundry room isn’t even in the building, and the parking is atrocious.

– Jessica King

What are your best Mills Survival Tips?

ake advantage of all of the amazing concerts, unique classes, and small classes to expand your experience. Don’t just stick to what you know.

– Karen Coleman

Get to know the neighborhood that Mills is located in, and explore the area, Take advantage of the wide array of facilities available: everything from computer labs to yoga.

– Lesley Stampleman

Find a faculty member to mentor you who shares in your interests and is willing to help you along the way.

– Dalene Gray

Don’t settle. Take advantage of every resource that is offered to you and have fun while being at Mills.

– Silvia Kim

Don’t bring high school with you. Social hierarchies suck.

– Meighan Moore

Make the best of going to a liberal arts school by taking a wide variety of classes to see what peaks your interest. Also, sometimes knowing what you don’t like is just as important as knowing what you like.

– Deborah Long

Prepare yourself for hard work with little sleep if going into the

sciences. Be open minded, because Mills will challenge you but in doing so it will give you the confidence to succeed in anything.

– Elenor Castillo

Study abroad!!!!!!!!!!!!

– Jenny McCann


Class of 2008 Survey was published on May 5, 2008 in Features

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