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Tuskegee study

‘From Tuskegee to COVID-19: Why African Americans do not participate in research’

In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service engaged in an experimental study designed to determine the natural course of untreated, deadly syphilis in 400 African American men in Tuskegee, AL. Dr....

Posted on November 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Black Student Union

Black Student Union organizes peaceful protest to advocate for justice

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Eastern Connecticut State University held a peaceful on-campus protest on Oct. 15 to campaign for social justice. Beginning at the Fine Arts Amphitheater, the rally...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Opportunity Programs

Opportunity Programs Enhance Student Success

Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Opportunity Programs initiative was created to ensure that Eastern students receive they need to succeed in college. The program, which operates...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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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

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2020-21 ‘College of Distinction’

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2020-21 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Dreamers 2016

Eastern graduates first class of TheDream.US students

Four years ago, Eastern Connecticut State University was one of only two universities nationwide selected to pilot a groundbreaking scholarship program in support of undocumented college students....

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Asian Cultural Society on Zoom

Students Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, as we pay tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to its future.

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Caribbean Historian Delivers Lecture on Haitian Art

As a part of Eastern Connecticut State University’s art exhibition “Creating Dangerously: Art and Revolution,” the University’s Art Gallery welcomed Anthony Bogues,...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

brothers size

‘The Brothers Size,’ a Louisiana Tale of Family and Freedom

A heartfelt tale of two brothers navigating the murky waters of race and freedom is being performed at Eastern Connecticut State University through March 8. “The Brothers Size,” written...

Posted on March 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipients.

Eastern Presents 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

Health Sciences major Lacoy Brown '20; Kristen Scavone, director of the Office of AccessAbility Services; and JoAnn Price, managing partner and co-founder of Fairview Capital Partners in West...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Dwight Bachman and Ed Osborn

Students chant across the student center.

Eastern Community Gathers to Support Undocumented Students

More than 150 students, staff and community members showed up at a rally in support of undocumented students at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 18.

Posted on February 20, 2020

The Brothers Size flyer

Eastern Theatre to Present 'The Brothers Size' by Academy Award-Winning Writer

Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department is proud to present "The Brothers Size" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Sheila RuJoub

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Urges Peace and Compassion at MLK Celebration

On Jan. 20, Dwight Bachman, public relations officer, served as guest speaker for the Windham/Willimantic Chapter of the NAACP’s celebration the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King...

Posted on January 22, 2020

DACA panelists

Eastern Hosts Press Conference in Support of DACA

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a press conference on Nov. 12 in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2012 executive order signed by President Obama that grants...

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern President Elsa Núñez introduces panelists for live recording of podcast “In the Thick.”

Eastern Hosts Live ‘In the Thick’ Podcast

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and her co-host Julio Ricardo Varela visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 22 to record a live show for their critically acclaimed podcast...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Natasha Gambrell performs her tribe’s courting dance. Photo provided by Intercultural Center.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Council Members Speak on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Eastern Pequot tribal Council members Natasha Gambrell and her mother Valerie Braxton-Gambrell came to Eastern on Oct. 14 in honor of Indigenous People’s Day. Gambrell, a 2015 Eastern...

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Alyssiah Wiley 'get to know Alyssiah' table

Alyssiah Wiley Basketball Tournament Aims to End Relationship Violence

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Oct. 9 to honor former student Alyssiah Wiley. The event featured an array of activities aimed at raising awareness of...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern Connecticut State University

Stamford NAACP Honors Eastern Social Work Professor Eunice Matthews

On Sept. 27, at the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, the Stamford NAACP presented Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern...

Posted on October 01, 2019

Jonathan Mooney

Author with Dyslexia Jonathan Mooney to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and speaker who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center at...

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Holmes Program Grows Pool of Minority Teachers

School districts across the nation continue to face a lack of minority teachers. Eastern Connecticut State University’s participation in the Holmes Master’s Program seeks to alleviate...

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Windham NAACP Recognizes Dwight Bachman

On June 1, the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP presented Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State University, its President’s Award. The award ceremony...

Posted on June 06, 2019


Eastern Scores High on National Study of African-American College Students

Eastern Connecticut State University has received high marks in a national study of how well America’s public colleges and universities are enrolling and serving African American students.

Posted on February 05, 2019 by Ed Osborn

President Nunez

President Núñez Supports New Haven Promise

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez joined five other Connecticut university and college presidents on Feb. 1 to support the Fair Haven School, a neighborhood K-8...

Posted on February 04, 2019 by Ed Osborn

ScholarMatch Recognizes Eastern’s Support of Low-Income Students

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized by ScholarMatch as one of the standout colleges in the United States providing support for first-generation and low-income students.

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern to Hold 3 Native American Heritage Month Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will host three events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in late October and November.

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Names Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awardees

Mariana Serrano, a senior majoring in health sciences with a minor in anthropology; William Lugo, professor of sociology; and Bill Stover, director of family and community partnerships in Windham...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Student Attends Harvard DivEx Program

Eastern Connecticut State University student Ruth Eragene ’19 participated in the three-day Diversity and Explorations (DivEx) program at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) this November. Eragene...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

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