Special Issue 2017

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood will speak at commencement

Introduced by Mills alum Congresswoman Barbara Lee, this year’s graduating senior class will be addressed by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood as the commencement speaker. Underwood, a Democrat, represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. She got her master’s of public policy and master’s of science from John Hopkins University in nursing. Underwood was elected to the House of […]

Mariam Baqai to be student speaker at commencement

Mariam Baqai will be representing the graduating class as the senior speaker for the 131st Commencement Ceremony on May 18. Baqai is from Fremont, California, and entered Mills as a first-year student four years ago. She is currently majoring in economics and minoring in computer science. Her commencement speech centers around four themes from her […]

(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, […]

(Screenshot taken from Facebook Live)

Mills Commons meeting aims to quell concerns, stirs up more confusion

The office of the president and other members of administration held a Mills Commons meeting on Mon. June 12 to update and explain the results of the Financial Stabilization Plan (FSP). Proposed by the board of trustees, the plan aims to cut $1.5 million in instructional salaries at the expense of programs, departments and faculty […]

Activism through art

Dani Toriumi introduces Bay Area artists who are using their art to respond to the current state the nation.

Historical photo shows students lounging at Lisser. (Courtesy of Karen Feine)

Lisser Hall to begin remodel this summer

Starting this June, work will begin on a remodel of Lisser Hall and is expected to take about 13 months. In the meantime, the old location of the Mills bookstore will be used as a theater space.

Yousuf was voted as senior speaker by students who watched her audition. (Aisha Gonzalez)

Edil Yousuf: Senior class commencement speaker

After a few weeks of voting, live auditions and a second round of voting, Edil Yousuf was named the senior class speaker for the 2017 Commencement on March 13.

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