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The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

A canal in Venice.

Aleida Fernandez

February 10, 2014

My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, Ã–BB, left a rotten taste in our mouths as they helped everyone but us get a refund. Our vacation was looking...

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Julia Bowman '12

Maegan Nelson

May 13, 2013

Lisa Beneman "After graduation, I am immediately heading out on the U.S.-Mexico border trip with [Associate Professor of Politics] Aaron Bobrow-Strain and 10 other awesome Whitman students. It is an amazing program that I am excited to be a part of and learn from. After the trip I am moving to Siena, Italy for the summer to work at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a divers...

Earthquake in Italy may set new ethical guidelines for scientists

Alfredo Villaseñor

October 6, 2011

In 2009, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila, Italy. It also destroyed many of its historic buildings, along with a university dormitory and a hospital. An earthquake of that magnitude wouldn't have made it to the front pages in a place like Japan, where nearly every ...

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