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Mills College

Mills College is a private liberal arts and sciences college in Oakland, California. Mills is an undergraduate women's college for women and gender non-binary students with graduate programs for students of all genders. Mills was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in 1852 in California; the school was relocated to Oakland, California, in 1871, became the first women's college west of the Rockies. In 2014, Mills became the first single-sex college in the U. S. to adopt an admission policy explicitly welcoming transgender students. Mills College offers more than 45 undergraduate majors and minors and over 30 graduate degrees and credentials; the college is home to the Mills College School of Education and the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy. Mills College was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in the city of Benicia in 1852 under the leadership of Mary Atkins, a graduate of Oberlin College. In 1865, Susan Tolman Mills, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, her husband, Cyrus Mills, bought the Young Ladies Seminary renaming it Mills Seminary.

In 1871, the school was moved to Oakland and the school was incorporated in 1877. The school became Mills College in 1885. In 1890, after serving for decades as principal, Susan Mills became the president of the college and held the position for 19 years. Beginning in 1906 the seminary classes were progressively eliminated. In 1921, Mills granted its first master's degrees. On May 3, 1990, the Trustees announced that they had voted to admit male undergraduate students to Mills; this decision led to a two-week student and staff strike, accompanied by numerous displays of non-violent protests by the students. At one point, nearly 300 students blockaded boycotted classes. On May 18, the Trustees met again to reconsider the decision, leading to a reversal of the vote and making Mills the first and only women's college in the US to reverse a decision to. In 2014, Mills became the first single-sex college in the U. S. to adopt an admission policy explicitly welcoming transgender students. The policy states that undergraduate students who were not assigned to the female sex at birth, but who self-identify as women, are welcome to apply for admission.

Undergraduates who were assigned to the female sex at birth, but identify as transgender or gender fluid, are welcome to apply for admission. The policy further clarifies that undergraduate students assigned to the female sex at birth who have become male prior to applying are not eligible for admission to Mills; the policy ends with a statement that "once admitted, any student who completes the College's graduate requirements shall be awarded a degree," indicating that once admitted to Mills, an undergraduate female student who changes sex or gender to male will be allowed to complete their degree at the college. In September 2017, Mills became the first private college in California to implement a tuition reset reducing the cost of its undergraduate education; the college reduced its undergraduate tuition by 36% with a goal of making a Mills education more affordable for more students. Undergraduate tuition in the 2018–2019 academic year was $28,765. Students are still able to receive merit scholarships and need-based financial aid in addition to the tuition reduction.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, undergraduate tuition was $29,340. Admission to Mills is holistic; the Mills admission application process is designed to allow students to share a complete picture of their experiences, passions and what they hope to achieve, in addition to their academic accomplishments. Most first-year students admitted to Mills have a B+ average and have followed a full college-preparatory course in their secondary school, including 4 years of English, 3 to 4 years of mathematics, 2 to 4 years of foreign languages, 2 to 4 years of social sciences, 2 to 4 years of a laboratory science. Additional course work in fine arts is given positive consideration, as are special talents or interests. Course credit may be awarded for the College Board Advanced Placement tests and the International Baccalaureate program's higher-level examinations. Mills is one of nearly 200 top-tier colleges in the U. S. that have made standardized test scores optional in the admissions process. Mills accepts applications from transfer students and women who have delayed their entrance to college or who wish to continue work on their bachelor's degrees.

The high school transcript requirement is waived if 24 or more transferable semester units have been completed. For international students, TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS are required to satisfy English language proficiency requirements. Applications should be accompanied by transcripts, a letter of recommendation, for international students, language test scores. An interview, either on campus or online through Skype or FaceTime, is recommended for all applicants. In 2018–19, Mills enrolled students from 41 U. S. states and 15 countries. Of the 766 undergraduate students: 57% identified themselves as students of color 51% identified themselves as LGBTQ+ 32% were first-generation college students 15% were resumer students Mills offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors across the arts and sciences; as of the 2017–2018 academic year, the college's top 5 majors were: English, sociology and biology. To earn a Mills bachelor's degree, students complete 120 semester credits. Grading is traditional, a pass-fail option is available outsid

Echigo-Sone Station

Echigo-Sone Station is a train station in Nishikan-ku, Niigata Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Echigo-Sone Station is served by the Echigo Line, is 62.4 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Kashiwazaki Station. The station consists of two ground-level opposed side platforms connected by a footbridge, serving two tracks; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Suica farecard can be used at this station; the station opened on 25 August 1912 as Sone Station. It was renamed to its present name on 20 April 1913. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 910 passengers daily. Nishikawa Post Office Sone Elementary School Nishikawa Middle School List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information

Mechtild Borrmann

Mechtild Borrmann is a German writer, author of several detective novels. Borrmann trained in therapy through dance and theater worked in restoration. In 2006, she published her first novel, Wenn das Herz im Kopf schlägt) With which she won the 2012 Deutscher Krimi Preis. In 2014, her fifth detective novel was published, Der Geiger which earned her the 2015 grand prix des lectrices de Elle. Novels 2006: Wenn das Herz im Kopf schlägt. KBV-Verlag, Hillesheim, ISBN 978-3-93700-170-8 2007: Morgen ist der Tag nach gestern. Pendragon, Bielefeld. 2009: Mitten in der Stadt. Pendragon, Bielefeld, ISBN 978-3-86532-128-2. 2011: Wer das Schweigen bericht. Pendragon, Bielefeld, ISBN 978-3-86532-231-9. 246 pages. Droemer, Munich, ISBN 978-3-426-19925-1. 2014: Die andere Hälfte der Hoffnung. Droemer, Munich, ISBN 978-3-426-28100-0. 2016: Trümmerkind. Droemer, Munich, ISBN 978-3-426-28137-6. 2018: Grenzgänger. Droemer, Munich, ISBN 978-3-426-28179-6. Narratives 2009: Freundschaftspreis In OWL-kriminell. KBV-Verlag 2009: Seltene Seerose.

In Mordswestfalen. Pendragon 2010: Aufnahme. In So wie du mir: 19 Variationen über Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Pendragon 2013: Die Spur zurück. Knaur, Müunich, ISBN 978-3-426-43111-5 2012: Deutscher Krimi Preis for Wenn das Herz im Kopf schlägt. 2015: Grand prix des lectrices de Elle for Der Geiger. Mechtild Borrmann's official website Mechtild Borrmann on Babelio Mechtild Borrmann on Goodreads Interview with Mechtild Borrmann about ((Trümmerkind(( on YouTube