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Oakland Council Member Reveals REzoning
Plan for Mills Campus
Councilmember Loren Taylor, an outspoken supporter of the Northeastern takeover of Mills, has proposed the rezoning of the 135-acre Mills campus to allow for private real estate development, including condominiums and retail. Read an Article about the Rezoning.
Voice Your Opinion by December 28th!
Click for the City of Oakland Housing Elements draft plan, ways you can express your thoughts about the rezoning and a calendar of upcoming public discussions you can participate in.
Congratulations to Mills Alum, Sheng Thao! Sheng is Oakland's next Mayor and is pressing forward with an investigation of this acquisition. Mills Alums are busily strategizing! We are calling for all hands on deck! If you have a law or political background or if you are on fire to get justice for Mills, her faculty, staff, students, campus and community, connect with us ASAP.
Mills College Students File Class Action Lawsuit Against Mills College
Plaintiff Willa Cordrey began attending Mills College in August 2019. Ms. Cordrey was enrolled in Mills’ “4+1” program, which would have allowed her to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Education, Master’s degree in Education, and a California teaching credential, all within five years. Mills College repeatedly misled Ms. Cordrey about her ability to graduate and get her teaching credential through Mills College, before finally stating that the best they could do is allow her to receive her Bachelor’s in Communications or a similarly unrelated major through Northeastern University, with no path to receive her teaching credential. “I loved Mills, and I loved my program,” said Ms. Cordrey. “I wanted to learn how to teach at Mills, because I felt that my classes and professors were preparing me to be the kind of teacher I wanted to be. I did everything I could to complete my education at Mills. The administration had an obligation to their current students, and they have failed us.” Ms. Cordrey is in the process of finding a college to transfer to for the upcoming academic year.
Independent analysis confirms:
Mills is viable
And Does NOT Need To Be Saved
Further investigation reveals:
Alumnae Fundraising +$9.4M
* After reaching record enrollment, the student recruitment focus was narrowed and the student body shrank.
* Tenured faculty fired.
* Faculty denied a cost-of-living increase for almost 10 years.
meanwhile... administrative spending grows until it completely exceeds all other budgets,
even the budget for instruction.
UPDATE: '20-'21 MILLS AUDIT IS IN!
Administrative Spending Up $3.6M
Positive Cash Flow, Debt Paid Off: $2.3M
Endowment Grew 20%; Value $225.6M
$23.6M was spent on Administration which is $6.6M MORE than it spent on Instruction.
In Perspective: It's about $12M more on Administration compared to similarly sized colleges.
see the AUDIT
see the reports
* independent analysis
* requested by
CA's Attorney General
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For 169 YEARS, Mills has always provided underserved students access to a top-ranked college education. This diverse community that includes the largest LGBTQ student population of any U.S. College, students of color and moms, along with traditional aged students, will lose out when this
In a letter to President Hillman, a small group of alumnae blame the 58% LGBTQ student body for the college's financial issues - calling them a "marketing problem." To compound the statement even further,
the President, a lesbian herself,
has remained silent.
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One of the oldest LGBTQ refuges in America is on the verge of being erased.
SF Chronicle, 10/23/21
The Mills Gay Agenda Op Ed
Mills College Student Paper
Mills students are in the midst of transferring. Hear from a recent transfer who is now at Susan Mills' alma mater, Mt. Holyoke
(class of 1845). Susan received her undergraduate degree at
Mt. Holyoke, taught for several years around the world and eventually founded Mills College where she
served as President for 19 years.