May 5, 2015
Stories behind gender at Mills
As a growing number of women’s colleges follow Mills’ lead in formalizing their transgender admission policies, Mills students reflect on their day-to-day experiences as trans or gender-fluid individuals for The Huffington Post.
April 30, 2015
President to step down
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux will conclude her presidency in 2016, after five years at the helm of the College. During her tenure, Mills has made strides in implementing financial best practices, identifying new revenue opportunities, and developing a modern, flexible curriculum.
April 29, 2015
The value of higher ed
President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux joined a panel of public and private college educators at the Commonwealth Club of California to discuss the value of a college education to both the individual and the US economy, why college costs so much, the factors that contribute to rising student debt, and efforts to retain students through graduation.
April 29, 2015
Women’s colleges in the 21st century
The magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Mills among women’s colleges that are evolving to meet the student needs and economic realities of the 21st century while seeking to advance women in leadership roles. “Strong institutions such as Mills are more important than ever in providing the opportunity for women to break through . . . barriers,” states President DeCoudreaux.
New album, Platform, by Holly Herndon, MFA ’10, is “mesmerizing”
Making much of her music on a laptop, Herndon blends “layers of electronically manipulated voice with beats, noise, sibilant textures, and filtered sound.”
Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2015
Victoria Weisblat Looseleaf, MFA ’74, dubbed an “LA
Award-winning arts journalist, media personality,
poet, comic, harpist, professor, and more,
Looseleaf claims, “I’ve had so many past lives, no
wonder I’m so tired in this one.”
The Huffington Post, May 14, 2015
Mimi Steiner Douhan ’87 embarks on building new
medical residency program in rural Ukiah
A lifelong family medical doctor, Douhan aspires to
develop a community of locally grown primary care
Ukiah Daily Journal, April 24, 2015
Asiya Jabbaar, MA ’13 receives high marks for family child care business
With a master’s degree in early childhood
education, Jabbaar views her role as educator
rather than caregiver at her home-based Oakland
business, which received five stars from a
consortium of child care providers.
Ed Source, April 21, 2015