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Mills to face rationing if water use not cut

In the face of a statewide drought and mandatory water rationing, Mills is stepping up to reduce water use on campus.

The board of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (East Bay MUD) declared its water conservation program after two consecutive dry years reduced the district reservoir to dangerously low levels, according to a May 13 San Francisco Chronicle article.

Mills women able to attend historic inauguration

Members of the Mills community witnessed history on Tue. Jan 20 when they traveled to Washington D.C. to see Barack Obama sworn in as 44th president of the United States.

President Janet Holmgren, Dean of Students Joi Lewis, and former Director of the Women's Leadership Institute Daphne Muse as well as at least 10 Mills students joined in the inauguration festivities.

Public Safety develops new protocol for evacuations

Mills College will soon release a new safety protocol.

According to Barbara Haber, Interim Associate Vice President of Campus Planning and Facilities this protocol will detail the circumstances under which Public Safety will issue a "stand in place," or a partial or total campus evacuation.

Compatibility with all players makes iTunes songs more pricey

iTunes is no longer using digital rights management (DRM) on purchases from the iTunes store, allowing users to share files and play iTunes files on all media players. However, this freedom comes with a price.

Apple's DRM program, called FairPlay, prevented users from playing iTunes files on anything other than computers with iTunes or iPods.

Officials to reformulate plan for new student center

This semester, Mills College will take one step closer to building a centralized student center on campus.

In 2005, the College developed plans for a student center on Adams Plaza. These plans included the relocation of Founders Commons to the plaza, an expansion of the Mills Bookstore and a combined mail and copy center and post office.

This year, why not make holiday gifts yourself?

Whether you are short on cash this holiday season or prefer to give presents a personal touch, homemade goods are a popular option. You can probably think of people who got knitted scarves, beaded jewelry or fresh baked cookies last year, but how many people unwrapped their own marshmallow gun or homemade snow globe? There are plenty of simple but unique crafting ideas available online, and you don't need to be Martha Stewart to do them.

Mills professors and their hidden artistic talents

Helen Walter: Biology

Artist MO: Belly dance

Helen Walter has many duties to fit in her day at Mills College. She's a professor of biology and the head of the Peer Tutoring Program.

But she does not let a hectic work schedule interfere with her art. She is a belly dancer who regularly performs in Bay Area festivals.