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Eastern remembers 9/11 on 20-year anniversary

More than 100 members of the Eastern Connecticut State University community gathered on Friday, Sept. 10, in remembrance of the terrorist attacks that occurred 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001....

Posted on September 10, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern releases Title IX report
TNG Group recommends staffing and process changes

Eastern released a report today from TNG Consulting group, following a two-month review of the University's Title IX practices and procedures. The report recommends staffing and process...

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Ed Osborn


Eastern graduates upwards of 1,000 at on-campus commencement exercises
4 ceremonies honor the Classes of 2021 and 2020

On May 15 and May 16, Eastern Connecticut State University returned to its Willimantic, CT, campus for the first time in 13 years to hold graduation exercises.

Posted on May 16, 2021 by Ed Osborn

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Eastern community looks forward to a ‘return to normal’

Members of the Eastern community tuned in for what was hopefully the last virtual University Meeting on May 7. The biannual meeting recapped the trials and triumphs of an entire academic year...

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

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University Meeting ushers in spring 2021 semester with message of hope

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University community members tuned into YouTube on Jan. 25 to watch President Elsa Núñez welcome them back to campus with an uplifting, inspiring...

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern's Fourth President Charles Webb Passes

Charles Webb, president of Eastern from 1970-1988, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 8. He had recently celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends on Oct. 4.

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Governor Lamont Holds Press Conference

Governor Lamont Visits Eastern for COVID-19 Update

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont visited Eastern on Sept. 24 to hear from administrators, faculty and students on how the University is doing in managing the COVID-19 coronavirus on campus.

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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‘Balancing optimism and caution’: University Meeting kicks off fall 2020 semester

Hundreds of faculty and staff tuned in to YouTube on Aug. 25 for Eastern Connecticut State University’s second-ever virtual University Meeting. Held one day before fall semester classes...

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern holds second town hall on racism and social justice

More than 100 members of the Eastern community attended a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 20 on racism and social justice in the aftermath of the police-related death of George Floyd. In line...

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Neville Brown wins 2020 NASFAA Regional Leadership Award

Neville Brown, associate director of financial aid at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the recipient of the 2020 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators...

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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'A painful reminder': President Nunez statement on George Floyd

The senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a painful reminder that racism and police brutality continue to inflict a heavy toll on American society.

Posted on June 02, 2020


Eastern to reopen campus for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University will be open for on-campus classes this fall to provide students with the high-quality, residential liberal arts education they expect and deserve. Classes will...

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Live on YouTube, University Meeting Closes Spring Semester

More than 350 Eastern faculty and staff community members tuned into YouTube for a live streaming of Eastern’s first-ever “virtual” University Meeting on May 8. Broadcasting from...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Launches New Website

Eastern Connecticut State University launched its new website on Nov. 1, featuring new content, a new navigational structure and the latest web technology.

Posted on November 01, 2019

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Eastern Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ for 10th Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time by the Great Colleges Program, administered by ModernThink. The results were released...

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Staff and faculty who were honored for years of service and retirement. Front row, left to right: Drew Hyatt (20 years), Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault (10 years), Jutta Ares (retirement), Denise Bierly (25 years), Weiping Liu (retirement). Back row: Walter Diaz (20 years), Mohd Rujoub (20 years), Jeffrey Danforth (retirement), Angela Bazin (20 years), Rita Malenczyk (25 years), David Pellgrini (20 years), Kim Dugan (20 years), Theresa Severance (20 years), Michelle Bacholle (20 years).

State of the University: Eastern to be ‘Market Smart, Mission Driven’

The fall University Meeting opened the 2019-20 academic year on August 26 as President Elsa Núñez described the new reality of the higher education marketplace and laid out her vision for...

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Professor and Alumnus Join Forces in Augmented Reality Venture

When Eastern students graduate, they often stay in touch with faculty via e-mail. Benjamin Williams ’15, chief executive officer of ARsome Technology Group, a Manchester-based software...

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Support Staff Honored at Administrative Professionals Breakfast

Thirty-four administrative assistants and other support staff were the honored guests at the 19th Annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Breakfast on April 22. The event gives...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Edward Osborn

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State Legislators Speak with Eastern Community

State Sen. Dan Champagne ’94, State Rep. Susan Johnson ’77 and State Rep. Doug Dubitsky took time from their busy schedules to visit Eastern Connecticut State University on April 23 for...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by The Office of University Relations

Eastern President Núñez Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of AAC&U

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez was appointed vice chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) on Feb....

Posted on February 16, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Governor-Elect’s Policy Summit Hosted at Eastern

Nearly 500 people convened on Eastern’s campus on Nov. 27 for Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s public policy summit. The gathering consisted of the incoming administration’s transition...

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Makes "College Consensus" List of Top College in Connecticut

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its ranking of “Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-18.” Eastern was...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Offers New Certification

Aspiring and veteran human resources professionals can now attain professional certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Eastern...

Posted on January 05, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts DACA Event

The current national debate on immigration policy — in particular the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012 — was the...

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

6 Years, Eastern a ‘Top Workplace’

For the sixth time in the past seven years, the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey. With almost 1,000 employees, Eastern...

Posted on October 02, 2017 by Edward Osborn

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Eastern Breaks Into List of Top 25 Public Regional Universities

For the first time, Eastern Connecticut State University made the list of the top 25 regional public universities in the North in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition...

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s 24th Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo on Oct. 18 during which members of the Eastern campus and surrounding towns visited the Student Center and...

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern a 2016 ‘Great College to Work For’

The Chronicle of Higher Education announced on July 18 that Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 281...

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Governor Malloy and TheDream.US Announces Unprecedented ‘Opportunity Scholarship’ for Undocumented Students to Attend Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and representatives of TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for DREAMers —...

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning at Eastern

In an effort to proactively identify hazards and vulnerabilities and the steps that can be taken to reduce these risks, the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System (CSCU) has been in...

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Named a 2015 Top Workplace in Connecticut

For the fourth time in the past five years, the Hartford Courant/FOX CT has named Eastern Connecticut State University one of the top workplaces in Connecticut. In the 2015 Top Workplaces survey,...

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

The Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 “Best College in the Northeast”

The Princeton Review has named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2016 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.”...

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Receives National Recognition as an Outstanding Workplace

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For,” according to the Chronicle of Higher...

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named a 2015-2016 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has received recognition by the web-based organization “Colleges of Distinction” for demonstrating excellence in helping students to thrive...

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Ryan King

Undergraduate Research Gaining Traction at Eastern

Over the past several years, undergraduate research and creative activity have seen great expansion at Eastern Connecticut State University. More than ever before, students in all majors have...

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Michael Rouleau