Mr. Fix-it keeps Mills running smooth

Mills College Weekly On a warm day in October, Joe Wilson is ready to be interviewed about his eclectic job as a maintenance technician at Mills, but first he has to grab a wrench. “I’ve gotta fix that door,” Wilson declares as he heads from the Tea Shop back toward a white truck for the […]

Hot-soup heals blues

Mills College Weekly With a rich blend of memory, eulogy and comedy, Tony Award-winning actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s one man play, “Lackawanna Blues,” delighted the opening night audience last Friday at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Loosely based on Santiago-Hudson’s unconventional childhood in Lackawanna, NY, during the 1950s, the play is a tribute to […]

Advertising in Bay Area is beneficial

Advertising about Mills College’s programs is increasing the school’s visibility and aiding outreach locally. One recent campaign involved sponsorship of the KQED public radio fund drive, getting the word about Mills out to vast numbers of people in the Bay Area and to internet radio listeners. The advertising served to both support the important services […]

Club bends borders

Mills College Weekly Having long known the power of collaboration, artists have historically formed groups dedicated to synergy, from salons to workshops to shared studios. This fall, a diverse coalition of some 30 graduate and undergraduate Mills students are joining together to continue this tradition. Aptly named Borderbend, this student-led organization is dedicated to energizing […]

Clubs focus for new president

With a strong belief in the value of student clubs and a desire to increase communication between the student body and the administration, Michele Roberts is ready to be your new ASMC president. Roberts narrowly edged out her opponent, Rachel Kau-Taylor, by two votes in the recent student government election. After a year coordinating campus […]

Alternative Spring Break

With inquisitive minds and eager hands,15 Mills women devoted their mid-semester break to Oakland youth and neighborhood participation as part of the fourth annual student-led Alternative Spring Break. “Working in the community really appealed to me,” said junior Thuy Tran. “I wanted to do something meaningful; doing Alternative Spring Break really makes me feel like […]

All students aboard seafaring classroom

While most Mills students complete their studies on campus, some have explored the world by ship, encountering everything from Castro’s politics in Cuba, flying fish in the Red Sea, and pirates off the coast of Indonesia in an unforgettable experience called Semester at Sea. Designed to incorporate the most comprehensive study abroad experience into college […]

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