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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) María De Los Ángeles Dominguez, an ethnic studies alumna and incoming co-chair of the Alumni of Color Committee, testifies against the proposed layoffs of faculty members before the Board of Trustees at Mills College on June 22, 2017.

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: Alumni of Color Committee Co-Chair María De Los Ángeles Domínguez

My name is María De Los Ángeles Domínguez, Ethnic Studies alumna, born and raised in East Oakland less than a half mile from here, along with my sister, Ana Dominguez, who is a current ethnic studies student. My history goes back to Mills in 1998 when I was part of Mills Upward Bound program. I […]

(Photo courtesy of Chad Lutz) Amanda Lezra, a senior double majoring in English literature, and global humanities and critical thought and minoring in religious studies testifies before the Board of Trustees against proposed faculty layoffs at Mills College on June 22, 2017.

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: student Amanda Lezra

Good afternoon, My name is Amanda Lezra. I am a senior majoring in English literature, global humanities and critical thought, and minoring in religious studies. I have attended five different higher education institutions: Ventura College in California, Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, Drew University in New Jersey, the University of Texas at Austin, and now, […]

(Photo courtesy of Chad Lutz) Student Affairs Chair Mi Rae Park testifies before the Board of Trustees in oppositions of proposed faculty layoffs at Mills College on June 22, 2017.

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: incoming ASMC Student Affairs Chair Mi Rae Park

Hello Everyone, My name is Mi Rae Park. I am the incoming Student Affairs Chair of ASMC (Associated Students of Mills College). And I’m sitting here today to do my elected duty to represent the Mills students’ voices and our voices are saying to you, the Board of Trustees to vote against this inadequate plan. Why, […]

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.

Life as a grad student: Not for the faint of heart, but well worth the effort

Chad Luz writes about their experience as a graduate student at Mills.

What does it cost to call Mills home?

Staff columnists Caroline Berg writes about housing at Mills.