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Mills Becomes a Part of Northeastern

July 1, 2022

Mills College officially becomes part of Northeastern University today. The merger was first announced last June, and it was opposed by some students and faculty at Mills. Current Mills students can graduate from Mills or transfer to Northeastern at no expense. Mills, historically a women’s college, will become “gender inclusive.”

Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, and Elizabeth L. Hillman, president of what will now be called Mills College at Northeastern, 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 leverage the strengths of both institutions to prepare students to lead lives of fulfillment and accomplishment. Together, we’ll create a future that honors Mills’ values and ensures that the experiences of our students are rich in learning, discovery, and impact,” they said.

Aoun and Hillman added, “An enduring, focal point for this transformative impact will be the Mills Institute. Building on the legacy of Mills College, the Mills Institute will drive world-class thought leadership and innovative educational approaches at the intersection of gender and racial justice, technology, and globalization.”

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Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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