Special Issue 2017

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.

Lateefah Simon is known locally in the Bay Area and at Mills for her work on gender and queer justice. (Mills College)

Bay Area icon Lateefah Simon to speak at commencement

Bay Area policymaker, human rights advocate and current Mills student Lateefah Simon will be representing the Class of 2017 as commencement speaker on May 13.

Sabrina Kwist leaves Mills, hopes to return

Sabrina Kwist, former assistant dean of students, left Mills at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester after ten years at the school to become Los Medanos College’s dean of equity and inclusion.

Lea Robinson takes over as new assistant dean

Robinson stepped up to replace departing Assistant Dean Sabrina Kwist in February, and plans to focus on restorative justice and retention at Mills.

Hillman signs agreement with Peralta Presidents. (Courtesy of the President)

EF program departs, talks of Peralta partnership underway

Less than two years after returning to the Mills campus, international language immersion school Education First (EF) is leaving again this June.

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