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17th annual Day of Giving provides a festive meal for 400

More than 400 Willimantic residents replaced the usual lunch crowd of Eastern students in the Hurley Hall dining room the day before Thanksgiving . Community members and patrons of local senior...

Posted on November 27, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Eastern transformed into a 'winter wonderland' for WinterFest

More than 800 students attended Eastern Connecticut State University’s Winterfest on Feb. 1, an annual tradition that was hosted jointly by the Campus Activity Board (CAB), Chartwell’s...

Posted on February 08, 2023 by Jack Jones

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Chartwells donates to on-campus food pantry

Chartwells Dining Services, Eastern's on-campus food service provider, is helping to alleviate food insecurity among students with a recent donation of $739 to “Shawn’s...

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern celebrates 15th annual of Day of Giving
500 meals distributed to Willimantic community residents

For the 15th consecutive year, Eastern Connecticut State University served a special Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 24 to Willimantic community members in need. In past years, the “Day of...

Posted on November 24, 2021 by Ed Osborn

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Eastern recognized as top performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index

Eastern Connecticut State University has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving “Silver” STARS status for the second year in a row. In...

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Ed Osborn


Eastern Dining Initiatives Bring Seaweed, Underused Fish to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University and three partnering universities are nearing the end of a two-year, $500,000 effort to incorporate underused foods from the ocean into the dining culture of...

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern Contributes 200 Boxes to ‘One Million Acts of Good’

Eastern Connecticut State University students assembled 200 boxes of nonperishable food items on March 26 as participants of “One Million Acts of Good,” a program sponsored by Ellen...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Shawn’s Cupboard Combats Food Insecurity

Research has shown that college students are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity in America, with up to half of them lacking consistent access to food. At Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Jordan Corey