(Photo courtesy of Chad Lutz) The Mills College Board of Trustees and other community members listen to testimonies from faculty and students on June 22, 2017.

Mills College waits for Board of Trustees’ decision as officials endeavor to calm concerns

In the wake of what has been a tumultuous few weeks for much of the community of Mills College, apprehension among some faculty, students, parents and alumni has persisted as they await the outcome of decisions made to stabilize the college’s finances, which could include the elimination of several departments and the dismissal of up […]

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Associate Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Judith Bishop

Mills College’s Dr. Judith Bishop: what you did and didn’t know

“Majestic,” “crystal clear,” “compassionate,” “life-changing” are the adjectives splashed on RateYourProfessor.com describing Dr. Judith Bishop, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Religious Studies. Despite the rave reviews, Dr. Bishop is one of the eleven faculty members targeted for termination under the current Financial Stabilization Plan. The layoff of beloved ranked and tenured […]

(Photo courtesy of Chad Lutz) Director of the MFA in Translation Achy Obejas defends the program against its proposed termination before the Board of Trustees at Mills College on June 22, 2017.

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: Distinguished Visiting Writer Achy Obejas, director of MFA in translation

Dear Board Chair Sanborn and Board of Trustees: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Financial Stability Plan (FSP) and, specifically, the proposed cancellation of the MFA in Translation. First, I want to stress that I appreciate all too well the dire circumstances in which the College finds itself. I understand that in […]