June 2, 2015
Setting the record straight about Mills
In response to comparisons between Mills and another women’s liberal arts college that is facing closure, Vice President for Enrollment Management Brian O’Rourke makes a clear distinction between the two institutions, stating for the Washington Post that “Mills College is alive and well.”
June 1, 2015
Cancer and colorism
Sun tanning is tied to cancer risk but also to societal attitudes towards skin tone. Associate Professor of Sociology Maggie Hunter extends a discussion on sun exposure to “colorism” and its negative impact on darker-skinned individuals.
May 29, 2015
Professor shares expertise at Cambridge
During her stint as visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Professor of English Kirsten Saxton was selected to edit a crime novel by a Jane Austen descendant as part of a project to bring the book back into print.
May 28, 2015
Lopez-Levy sheds light on US–Cuba ties
An expert on Cuban politics, Visiting Lecturer Arturo Lopez-Levy discusses evolving diplomatic relations with Cuba, the “wet foot–dry foot” immigration policy, and the likelihood that the United States will establish an embassy in Havana.
Melody Fuller ’82 debuts Oakland Wine Festival on the Mills campus
The food and wine writer discusses her inspiration for organizing the daylong festival, which will bring more than 80 chefs and wineries together to educate and entertain attendees in her own hometown.
San Jose Mercury News, June 29, 2015
Paul Sparrow, MFA ’80, appointed director of FDR Library
The Emmy Award–winning journalist and television producer will take the helm of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, this summer.
Poughkeepsie Journal, June 9, 2015
Product designer Claudia Truesdell ’90 “aims to get kids out of the house”
Her new Palo Alto–based company Mudcake Goods sells a device for kids to take macro photos of small objects, and she’s developing another product for backyard fort-building.
San Jose Mercury News, May 29, 2015
Nia King ’11 releases second volume of Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Our Lives
Like her podcast, King’s new book is a collection of interviews relaying the experiences of queer and trans individuals who use art as a tool against oppression.
KQED Arts, May 27, 2015