Mills College has officially become part of Northeast University today. The merger was first announced last June, and was opposed by some students and faculty at Mills. Current students at Mills may graduate from Mills or relocate to the Northeast at no cost. Mills, historically a women’s college, would become “including gender.”
Joseph E. Aoun, Northeast President and Elizabeth L. Hillman, now called Northeast Mills College, sent a joint message to all students and faculty members on Thursday. “We will begin this shared work by creating innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs and lifelong learning opportunities. The programs will harness the strengths of both institutions to prepare students to lead a life of perfection and achievement. Together, we will build a future that respects Mills ‘values and ensures that our students’ experiences are rich in learning, discovery and impact, ”they said.
Aun and Hillman added, “The Mills Institute will be a permanent, focal point for this transformational impact. Based on Mills College’s legacy, the Mills Institute will lead world-class thinking and drive innovative teaching methods at the crossroads of gender and ethnic justice, technology and globalization. “