Mills College

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Mills College,

at Oakland, Calif.; for women; est. 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary at Benicia, Calif., moved 1871, chartered as Mills College 1885. The first women's college in the Far West, it has programs in English literature and creative writing, foreign languages and cultures, fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. It is noted for its fine arts department; other resources include the Center for Contemporary Music and the Children's School.
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Applications are being accepted for the sixth annual Handel Aria Competition, to be held on Friday, June 8, in Mills Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music.
My vision was now directed towards Mills Hall, the heart of the meditation.
Mills Hall comes into my view with multiple layers of the familiar, but even though it is the framework around which my daily life is centered I still meditate on the question: How do I seek meaning in the familiar?
I look at the photograph I took of Mills Hall and I am struck by how it is centered, with equal parts of sky and lawn.
Morgan went on to design five more buildings at Mills that introduced elements influenced by Spanish missions, a departure from the earlier Second Empire Victorian style of Mills Hall. Walter Ratcliff, Jr., another graduate of UCB, trained with John Galen Howard and later became the Mills College campus architect.
Although many elements of Ratcliff's plan were realized, the board of trustees did not condone the razing of Mills Hall and the nearby Julia Morgan buildings.
The first period, mainly developed under the college's founders, resulted in numerous buildings that remain today, including Mills Hall, El Campanil, Kapiolani Cottage, and Lisser Hall.