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Four-alarm brush fire threatens homes

A fire burning in the Oakland hills and encompassing more than 20 acres was recently updated from a two-alarm fire to a four-alarm fire by Cal Fire officials, according to NBC reports. The upgrade in severity happened around 12:30pm. Residents living in the affected areas north and just before the 580-split have been evacuated. These include Skyview, […]

Reverend Dara Olandt, Karen Fiene, and Alumni Association President Viji Nakka-Cammauf cut and serve the cake

Mills College chapel celebrates its 50th birthday

The Mills College Chapel celebrated its 50th anniversary with cake, coffee and community as supporters gathered to honor the chapel’s many years since its doors opened in 1967. Since 1967, the Mills College Chapel has provided a nondenominational space for the community. On Sept. 15, people from all over Mills and the Bay Area came together under the […]

(Photo by Marisa Tangeman) A large crowd peacefully demonstrated in Downtown Oakland in support of undocumented people and in protest of Donald Trump's repeal of DACA.

Protestors peacefully gather in support of DACA

Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland filled with over 1,000 people protesting President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Saturday, Sept. 8. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would be repealed. In the days following the announcement, protests took place across the country, including San […]

Oakland protested the DACA repeal from the Trump administration on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Trump announces end of DACA

On Tuesday Sept. 5, the Trump Administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ending the legal protections given to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children. The immigrants, also called “DREAMers,” will become eligible for deportation in as early as six months. As […]

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Letter from the editor: Welcome back to cuts

Welcome to our new students, staff, and faculty, and to our returning community members. 2017 is the 100th year in print for The Campanil, the student newspaper at Mills College. It has also been the summer when journalism itself has been continuously invalidated by the presidential administration, deeply institutional racism that has always existed in this country is […]

Professor of Ethnic Studies Vivian Chin poses with supportive students after testifying to the Mills College Board of Trustees on June 22, 2017.

Staff editorial: With the FSP, Mills College transitions from a liberal arts school to a neoliberal institution

This fall, Mills students return to a campus that was gutted by the hastily announced Financial Stabilization Plan, a decision which resulted in the sudden firing of tenured professors and various staff members. This past May, students were informed that Mills declared a state of financial emergency. Despite overwhelming student protest and a thoughtful alternative […]

(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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