Mills first stop on ‘Comfort Women’ for U.S. Troops tour

On April 18, Mills College hosted South Korean activists and lawyers for a panel on state-sanctioned prostitution for U.S. soldiers post-World War II, a practice referenced as “comfort women” or kijich’on. The event was part of South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander (SAMEAPI) heritage month on campus. “It’s a story of gendered politics, of […]

Mills joins higher education collaborative to prevent sexual harassment

Mills College is teaming up to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. This initiative is in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as more than 40 other colleges and universities. “It’s consistent with our historic mission and our goal of pursuing gender and racial […]

Mills administration and faculty join the conversation at ASMC Open Forum

On April 8, the Associated Students of Mills College (ASMC) held a second Open Forum at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy. Attendees discussed the impact of on-campus incidences that brought up concerns of racism and also the succeeding responses from campus leadership. Members of Mills administration and the art department […]

Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Center officially opens their doors

On March 22, the Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Center (WSEC) held their grand opening in East Oakland. Members of the community gathered near the corner of International Boulevard and Seminary Boulevard for a ribbon cutting ceremony, to tour the redesigned space and then mingle at Dogtown Sausage. “For me, this is such a special moment because, […]

Parenting students to lose support of two student staff positions

Due to budget cuts, Mills College is planning to slash two of the three student staff positions that support parenting students on-campus at the end of the Spring 2019 semester. Being eliminated are the peer adviser for parenting students at the Center for Student Leadership, Equity, and Excellence and the resident assistant (RA) for the […]

Zipcars available in the Mills Richards Parking Lot

Zipcar on-campus program drives onto Mills College

Beginning Jan. 31, Mills College students, faculty, staff and alums can join Zipcar at a discounted rate and access two Zipcar vehicles located on-campus in the Richards Parking Lot near the Security Gate. “I was hoping that they’d have Zipcar before [Mills] did,” Mills student Liza Mohamath said. “[The campus] had it at my last […]

Oakland teachers end seven day strike with ratification of new contract

On March 3, the Oakland teacher’s strike ended after seven days with the ratification of a new contract between the Oakland Education Association (OEA) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). “We look forward to being in our classrooms again after having to strike to bring our Oakland students some of the resources and support […]

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