After a legal battle and community opposition, Mills College will be merging with Boston's Northeastern University after all, ending almost 170 years of women's-only undergraduate education at the Oakland institution.
The Mills College Board of Trustees voted to approve the merger September 14. It will be effective July 1. "This is a big leap for Mills and an exceptional opportunity for our entire community," lesbian Mills College President Elizabeth L.
Hillman stated. "An alliance with Northeastern empowers Mills to continue doing what it has done since its founding in 1852 — offer exceptional educational opportunities to students who want to make a difference.