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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Spring Step student send-off in Orange County

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
RSVP requested
Connect with alumnae and current and incoming students.


Saturday, May 09, 2015

Afternoon Wine Tasting at Dashe Cellars

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Oakland, CA
Cost: $20 per person; $10 for designated drivers
Join alumnae for a wine tasting an an urban winery.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

East Bay Mills Branch wine club

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Mills College
Join the East Bay Mills Branch wine club for this month’s tasting evening!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Commencement weekend 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday activities; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Sunday brunch
Location: Mills College
RSVP requested
Welcome members of the Class of 2015 as our newest alumnae, hear an address by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and attend alumnae activities following the ceremony. Then, on Sunday, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Strike of 1990 over brunch.



April 16, 2015

Mills named among greenest colleges for sixth year
The College is at number 18 on The Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges, which evaluates schools in the United States and Canada on their environmental stewardship.

April 13, 2015

Mills helps train water advocates
Worldwide, more than three million people die every year due to inadequate water supply and sanitation. Last week, Mills hosted an international learning institute for emerging women leaders who are increasing access to clean water in their regions. Women may be the key to reversing shortfalls around the globe, explained President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux in an interview on KCBS Radio.

April 6, 2015

Fact versus fiction: life at Mills
In a feature on the website Mashable, Mills students help dispel mistaken preconceptions about women’s colleges and bolster the case for an educational environment that is free from gender bias.

March 17, 2015

Student newspaper earns five awards
The Campanil student newspaper won recognition from the California College Media Association for its stories on racism, a dance student’s political struggle, Oakland protests, and sexual violence on college campuses. The publication was also named the sixth best non-weekly paper in the country.

Sheila Young ’02 credits hometown school for her work-ethic and success
Returning to Long Beach, California, for a medical residency, Young says she was inspired to pursue a career as a physician thanks to the mentorship she received in the high school’s medical academy, where half the students are at-risk.

Gazettes, April 9, 2015

Debut album by Sarah Davachi, MFA ’12, receives high praise
Barons Court, remarks the reviewer, has drawn comparisons to the works of famed avant-garde musician and former Mills professor Pauline Oliveros.

Georgia Straight, April 8, 2015

Samuel Levi Jones, MFA ’12, shows at Harlem’s Studio Museum
Winner of the annual $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, Jones has arranged wall-mounted, sewn-together law book spines that speak to police brutality and the failures of the justice system.

BlouinArtinfo.com, April 7, 2015

Alex Vittum, MFA ’09, and Paul Dresher Ensemble present new sound installation
Sound Maze for Max consists of ten rooms that each house one or more large-scale invented musical instruments or sound sculptures. Audience–participants are encouraged to experiment with these inventions and discover new ways of creating sound and music.

Broadwayworld.com, April 3, 2015

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