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Bay Area becomes target of immigration battle

Despite some recent victories for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in federal courts, the Trump administration’s efforts to increase immigration restrictions and deportations continue, along with local and national efforts to protect and support those targeted by these measures. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Trump administration on Feb. 26 to end […]

Bay area community responds to mass ICE arrests

On Wednesday, Feb. 28 people from across the Bay Area gathered in downtown San Francisco for an emergency rally to protest over 150 arrests in Northern California over the last few weeks by Immigration Customs and Enforcement. Oakland Mayor, Libby Shaaf publicly warned the Bay Area community on Feb. 24th of possible ICE raids in the Bay Area over the […]

Dan Ryan, professor of sociology and Lorry I. Lokey chair in ethics

Testimony to Mills College Board of Trustees: Professor of Sociology Dan Ryan

This statement was sent by Professor of Sociology Dan Ryan to Mills College President Beth Hillman and the Board of Trustees ahead of the Board’s open meeting on June 22. Dear Katie, Beth, and Board Members Thank you for all your hard work over the past weeks (and beyond). I am sorry I cannot be […]

(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 […]

(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 […]

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