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Open letter: Students of Professor of Physics and Chemistry David Keeports oppose his potential layoff

This letter was written and submitted to college officials and the Board of Trustees by a number of Keeports’ students. It was submitted to The Campanil by Courtney Koetz and Hannah Szentkuti. As Dr. David Keeports’ students, we believe that it is our responsibility to inform you all of his limitless passion for teaching physics to […]

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 […]

(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, […]

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Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Vivian Chin

Vivian Chin Statement to the Board of Trustees June 22, 2017 I stand with all 11 mostly tenured faculty who received the “potential status of your position” (probable layoff) email. I am an associate professor in ethnic studies who costs less than a full professor. Desperate times call for desperate measures and ethnic studies is […]

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: Associate Professor of Philosophy Jay Gupta

My name is Jay Gupta, associate professor of philosophy. Philosophy is often said to be a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. And there are powerful reasons why this must be especially acknowledged at a preeminent women’s college like Mills. I will quote from my colleagues at Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Bryn Mawr, who […]

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