Elaine Forbes ’95 to lead Port of San Francisco
Having joined the Port in 2010 as its finance director, Forbes will now serve as executive director for the agency, which controls real estate leases spanning the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ferry Building to AT&T Park.
San Francisco Business Times, October 12, 2016
Fei Wu, MA ’04, and partnering musician reach across borders
Inspired as a student by Mills Professor of Music Fred Frith to “cut clean from [the] past, let things flow naturally,” Wu joins her duo partner in melding Chinese and American folk song melodies, languages, and sentiments in harmony.
The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2016
Jiz Lee ’03 takes aim at stigma against porn stardom
The gender-queer porn performer and activist recently published Coming Out Like a Porn Star, a collection of memoirs by industry colleagues about the prejudices they face in their personal lives and the understanding they deserve.
Huck, October 6, 2016
Robin Munsell, MA ’11, selected as principal of middle school in Pleasanton, CA
With a master’s in educational leadership from Mills, the newly appointed Munsell was “lauded...for her instructional leadership and innovation,” in a nearby district, where she “led staff professional development around Common Core state standards, technology, and culturally responsive instruction techniques.”
Pleasanton Patch, September 28, 2016
Schocker, Bolles kick off 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival
The two-week Bay Area event, founded by Eddie Schocker, MA ’00, and Dylan Bolles, MA ’99, is a showcase for experimental sound using non-Western tunings and handmade instruments, and for long-duration performance, such as a 14-hour poetry reading by Mills Professor of English Stephen Ratcliffe.
San Francisco Classical Voice, September 21, 2016