From the island to the bay: Diaspora and homeland experiences

We are both native Chamorus from the Pacific island of Guam, an unincorporated United States territory and one of the last United Nations recognized colonies in the world. The island and her people have experienced a long history of colonization and an ongoing reality of militarization. Many of our family’s lands have been unjustly taken […]

(Photo courtesy of Manny Cruz)  Chamoru delegates hold the Guam flag in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City during a trip to speak on behalf of decolonizing the island on Oct. 3, 2017.

Decolonization efforts bring delegates from Guam to United Nations

Last week, I traveled to New York City to speak in front of the United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee on how the United States continues to militarize my home island and prevent my people from decolonizing and determining our destiny. I’m a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam, an unincorporated U.S. territory […]

Staff Editorial: Misleading social justice rhetoric accompanies tuition reset, as undocumented students are overlooked

During Convocation on September 15, President Hillman announced that Mills tuition will be cut by 36 percent, and that this tuition reset will be implemented in fall 2018. The tuition reset will moderately assist some students, and the change in sticker price has the potential to bring more lower-income and first generation students to Mills. However, […]

Lea Robinson takes over as new assistant dean

Robinson stepped up to replace departing Assistant Dean Sabrina Kwist in February, and plans to focus on restorative justice and retention at Mills.

Courtesy of Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

Memory and writing at MFA Alumni reading

Themes of memory, trauma and recovery were expressed in the last Contemporary Writers Series.

Art used as a way of emphasizing indigenous land as an ancestor in itself. (Courtesy of Fanai Castro)

Fanohge Chamoru: Decolonization on Guam, one of the world’s last colonies

As a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), militarization is intimately woven throughout Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor Sam Banett’s family history and present day experiences.

Building political community beyond the classroom

Graduating fellows Manar Harb ’17, Avren Keating ’17 and Karina Muniz ’17 all presented their work in the Reinhardt Alumnae House, reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of their time as fellows.

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