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Eastern Connecticut State University is a public, coeducational liberal arts university and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state. Eastern... MORE
Eastern Connecticut State University is a public, coeducational liberal arts university and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state. Eastern is located on Windham Street in Willimantic, Connecticut, on 182 acres 30 minutes from Hartford, lying midway between New York City and Boston. Although the majority of courses are held on the main campus, select classes take place at Manchester Community College, Capital Community College, and a satellite center in Groton. Eastern Connecticut State University is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, with governance provided by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The university is ranked #108 for regional universities in the north in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report List of Best Colleges. Eastern is also one of 225 institutions that the Princeton Review lists as "Best Regional College" in the northeast. The president of Eastern is Dr. Elsa Nuñez. LESS
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of A Single Story Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. About Novelist: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born September 15, 1977) is an acclaimed Nigerian writer. She is a native of Abba, Nigeria of the Igbo descent. At the age of 19, she moved to the US studied at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Chimamanda and Eastern Connecticut State University studying communications and political science & received a degree from Eastern, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001. In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts in African studies at Yale University. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Books: 1. PURPLE HIBISCUS, was published in 2003 and won the Best First Book award in the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. 2. HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, named after the flag of the short-lived Biafran nation, is set before and during the Biafran War. It was published by Knopf/Anchor in 2006 and was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. A collection of short stories titled THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK and was published in April 2009 by Fourth Estate in the UK and Knopf in the US. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Website: www.l3.ulg.ac.be Video ...