Mills Inside & Out

students in an education class
July 21, 2022

President Hillman spotlights faculty-student engagement over the summer and preparations for the fall 2022 semester, including Mills orientation traditions.

peoples faces and buildings of mills and northeastern
July 14, 2022

President Hillman acknowledges continued onboarding efforts and work being advanced on campus, elevates faculty perspectives at Mills and Northeastern, both, and highlights alumnae/i-community intersections.

view of administrative building
July 7, 2022

President Hillman highlights Mills-Northeastern onboarding efforts and planning for fall 2023 academic programming, creative endeavors in the community, both on and off campus, and shifts in funding and regulations that impact students, and colleges and universities.

aerial view of Oakland
June 23, 2022

President Hillman highlights innovative work being led by Mills faculty and spotlights good news for the City of Oakland.

students engaged in classroom discussion
June 16, 2022

President Hillman recognizes the significance of Juneteenth and its establishment as a federal holiday, highlights a local organization actively engaged in addressing issues of systemic racism, and features the work of community members in Oakland and Boston.

doodles in a student notebook
June 9, 2022

President Hillman announces the launch of a video series featuring Mills community members, discusses vital suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth, and spotlights Oakland organizations and events.

view of NU building
June 2, 2022

President Hillman recognizes June as national pride month, provides updates on the Mills Institute, and discusses her recent visit to Northeastern's Boston campus where she engaged with NU leaders and Mills alums both.

Banner waving in trees with the name of Mills College
May 19, 2022

President Hillman spotlights Commencement ceremonies at Mills and Northeastern, shares excitement about the accomplishments of Mills' School of Education and Center for Transformative Action, and highlights organizations investing in—or advancing additional support for—students in California.

Mills block letter lighted sign
May 12, 2022

President Hillman discusses memorable past commencements, art through the lens of incarcerated people, the accomplishments of Mills student athletes, and Mills and Northeastern alums leading the way for generations of women to have meaningful impacts locally and nationally.

Hung Liu painting
May 5, 2022

President Hillman recognized Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and elevated faculty and student academic endeavors.

view of four happy graduating students
April 28, 2022

President Hillman highlights end-of-semester activities on campus, spotlighting Mills' first in-person Commencement since the onset of the pandemic, and transition planning, including continued academic advising, build out of the fall course schedule, and Northeastern financial aid staff meetings with students on campus.

aerial view of commencement procession
April 21, 2022

President Hillman highlights the launch of the search for the inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute and elevates campus celebrations, Mills Performing Arts productions, and Mills' 134th Commencement ceremony.

image of vines growing down a wall
April 14, 2022

President Hillman calls attention to sexual assualt awareness month and community imperatives being advance in Oakland and California, as well as the appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

dancers at Mills College Pow Wow
April 7, 2022

President Hillman highlights community engagement on campus, discusses environmental and human impact of the invasion of Ukraine, and spotlights new educational opportunities for Mills students through Northeastern University.

Zeena Parkins playing harp
March 31, 2022

President Hillman discusses state and federal legislation affecting higher education, highlights Mills 2022 Music Now Festival and faculty honors, and shares a news story on the perspectives of two Russian students at Northeastern.

Mills students studying with open book
March 24, 2022

President Hillman highlights Mills 2022 summer session and written works by a faculty member as well as a board member and encourages community members to review the College's updated merger FAQs.

decorated filigree on Music building arch
March 17, 2022

President Hillman addresses student concerns about Mills' merger with Northeastern, and highlights women leaders in education, funding initiatives that address homelessness and the costs of higher education, and challenges to inclusivity around different gender identities and expressions.

Camila Huerta
March 10, 2022

President Hillman focuses on potential partnerships, research, and policy change led by remarkable women seeking to improve outcomes for underrepresented communities.

image from Unseen Labor art museum exhibit
March 3, 2022

President Hillman reacts to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and focuses on Women's History Month and opportunities for Mills and Northeastern faculties to collaborate on multi-disciplinary initiatives.

electronic music composition keyboard
February 24, 2022

President Hillman discusses leadership at Mills, talks with California legislators, student-centered programming, closing events for Black History Month, and spotlights a recent faculty member featured in News@Northeastern. 

view of Lisser Hall front steps
February 17, 2022

President Hillman quotes Dr. Dre, highlights this week's BHM 365 and performing arts events, and spotlights Boston's public art scene..

mills mound featuring the M in green hedge surrounded by purple flowers
February 10, 2022

President Hillman extends support to HBCU's, elevates Black History Month events, and highlights a new Mills-Northeastern collaboration.

students in a classroom working at laptops
February 3, 2022

President Hillman extends support to HBCU's, elevates Black History Month events, and highlights a new Mills-Northeastern collaboration.

interior view of the mills college art museum with an exhibition on display
January 28, 2022

President Hillman invites community members to two collaborative exhibitions in the Mills College Art Museum and highlights a Northeastern story on whether the Biden Administration can cancel student loans.

exterior view of mills hall
January 21, 2022

President Hillman welcomes faculty and staff back for the spring semester, shares information about Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action events, and recognizes Professor Sarah Miller's recent accomplishments and Mills' participation in the NCAA annual convention.

an individual walks through trees on Holmgren Meadow at Mills College
January 14, 2022

President Hillman highlights events celebrating the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., spotlights the New York Times article featuring Professor Jenn Smith’s squirrel research, and discusses new funding for California’s public higher education system and efforts to increase state Cal Grants and federal Pell Grants.

poppies growing along a Mills College campus pathway
January 7, 2022

President Hillman shares gratitude and aspirations for 2022 as well as updates on Mills’ latest COVID-19 risk mitigation measures and work undertaken to prepare the campus for the start of the spring semester.