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 […]

The vigil was held in the chapel to recognize victims of filicide.

Disability Advocacy Club hosts vigil to honor filicide victims with disabilities

On March 1, the Mills College Disability Advocacy Club held a Disability Community Day of Mourning vigil to commemorate those with disabilities killed by their family members. This day of mourning happens each year on March 1 and is observed around the world by the disability community. Filling one of the photographs placed on a […]

Members of the Oakland Unified School District gathered to strike.

Thousands march as Oakland teachers go on strike

On Thursday, Feb. 21, thousands of teachers in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) went on unpaid strike to demand a livable wage, smaller class sizes, more support for students and a moratorium on school closures. The protest also affects 36,000 students among the 86 schools currently run by OUSD. “It’s exhausting and stressful, but […]

Photo by Jessica Gillespie

Mills’ Dr. Chinyere Oparah part of discussion on higher education and affordability

On Feb. 8, the KQED Community Action Panel hosted an East Bay Community Conversation at Merritt College to discuss the affordability of pursuing higher education in California, which is ranked the second most expensive state to live in by CNBC. This dialogue is the first of a two-part series. “The opportunity gap for students from high […]

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