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Mills College in Oakland to Launch New Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Mills College in Oakland to Launch New Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

The program will allow working adults to complete their bachelor’s degree at night with some online and weekend classes. Mills College will offer students six degree completion majors to choose from including, business administration, English, ethnic studies, interdisciplinary studies, politics, economics, policy, and law, or sociology.

Two Women's Colleges Make the List of the "Most Amazing College Museums"

Two Women’s Colleges Make the List of the “Most Amazing College Museums”

The Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California, ranks 45th and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, ranks in 11th place.

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year are women with current affiliations at American universities: Samantha Hunt of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Achy Obejas of Mills College in Oakland, Joan Silber of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and Jesmyn Ward of Tulane University in New Orleans.

Nina LaCour of Hamline University Wins Award for Best Young Adult Novel

Nina LaCour of Hamline University Wins Award for Best Young Adult Novel

Nina LaCour, who teaches in the master of fine arts degree program in creative writing at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, was named the recipient of the 2018 Michael L. Prinzt Literary Award from the American Library Association.

Mills College to Ease the Pathway to College for Women From Oakland Public Schools

Mills College to Ease the Pathway to College for Women From Oakland Public Schools

All women graduates of Oakland high schools who are admitted to Mills College and have at least a 3.2 grade point average will receive a minimum of $7,000 in scholarship grants. The college will also provide career guidance, mentoring, and a summer bridge program.

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

March Fong Eu was the first woman to hold a division chair at the University of California, San Francisco, where she headed the dental hygiene program. She was also the first woman to hold the office of Secretary of State in California.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

Mary Cochran taught dance at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Barnard College in New York City and was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years.

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

The partnership grants Mills students access to Berkeley’s Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs. Some Berkeley students will be able to live at Mills College in Oakland, nine miles away from the Berkeley campus.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

The academic women who have earned prestigious honors are Betsy Wackernagle Bach, Mary Ann Glendon, Christine Wang, Chinyere Oparah, Joyce Longcore, Rebecca Lutte, Mary Uhl-Bien, and Angela Des Jardins.

Mills College Announces a Major Cut in Its Sticker Price

Mills College Announces a Major Cut in Its Sticker Price

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year will be $28,765. This year tuition was listed at $44,765. However, the actual cost of attending Mills College will not change very much for most students, because few were paying the full price.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Mills College Offers the Details of Its Financial Stabilization Plan

Mills College Offers the Details of Its Financial Stabilization Plan

In May, Mills College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, announced a “Blueprint for Restructuring” to deal with a persistent deficit. The blueprint offered general guidelines. Now the board of trustees has approved the details of the restructuring plan.

Mills College Announces Some Cuts to Deal With a Persistent Deficit

Mills College Announces Some Cuts to Deal With a Persistent Deficit

Last month, Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, had issued a general “Blueprint for Restructuring” to deal with a persistent deficit. Now some details are beginning to emerge.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Mills College Announces a 'Blueprint for Restructuring' to Deal With a 'Persistent and Growing Deficit'

Mills College Announces a ‘Blueprint for Restructuring’ to Deal With a ‘Persistent and Growing Deficit’

The college’s board of trustees has declared a financial emergency, authorizing adoption of a Financial Stabilization Plan that will enable Mills to reduce its deficit and more quickly reorganize the college to meet the needs and interests of students.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Mills College Professor Brinda Mehta Wins Book of the Year Award

Mills College Professor Brinda Mehta Wins Book of the Year Award

Brinda J. Mehta, a professor of French and Francophone studies at Mills College in Oakland, California, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Book of the Year Award from the African Literature Association for her analysis of the dissident writings of Arab women.

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Professor Hillman currently serves as provost, academic dean, and professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Previously, she served as professor of law and director of faculty development at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

Mills College Goes "Test Optional" and Joins Forces to Boost Student Diversity

Mills College Goes “Test Optional” and Joins Forces to Boost Student Diversity

Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, has announced that it will no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores. The college has also joined the Oakland Promise College Pathway Partnership.

Mills College to Retain Its Undergraduate Major in Dance

Mills College to Retain Its Undergraduate Major in Dance

Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, has decided to continue to offer an undergraduate degree program in dance. The college had announced earlier this year that the major would be eliminated.

Women's College to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Translation

Women’s College to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Translation

Mills College, the private liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, has announced that is offering a new “low-residency” master of fine arts degree in translation. The graduate degree program is open to both men and women.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Mills College President Announces She Is Stepping Down in June 2016

Mills College President Announces She Is Stepping Down in June 2016

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, president of Mills College in Oakland, California, has announced that she will step down in June 2016. She became president of the women’s college on July 1, 2011 after a long career in the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women's Colleges at Indiana University's Mauer School of Law

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women’s Colleges at Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law

The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has established a scholarship and mentoring program for graduates of five of the nation’s leading women’s colleges: Bryn Mawr, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley.

Simmons College Issues a Formal New Policy on Transgender Applicants

Simmons College Issues a Formal New Policy on Transgender Applicants

Simmons College, founded in 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts, enrolls more than 4,600 women undergraduate students. Now, following in the footsteps of some other women’s colleges, Simmons has formalized a new policy that redefines who is eligible for admission.

President Obama Nominates the Next Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

President Obama Nominates the Next Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Dr. Ericka M. Miller has been serving as vice president and chief operating officer of the Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that advocates for educational programs and equal opportunity.

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“Women’s colleges tended to be dismissed 20 years ago as nice places with nice girls who are either privileged or have some reason not to be in the mix at a coed institution. I’ve never thought of Mills as a college that just happens to enroll women. I’ve thought about Mills as a college that […]