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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Professor Matteo Bortolini talks on politics and religion in the U.S. and Italy

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Visiting Professor of Sociology Matteo Bortolini from the University of Padua, Italy gave a talk in Olin Auditorium titled “Civil and Uncivil Religion: Politics, Religion and the Public Square in the...

Beyond the Bubble: Italy’s vaccine passport and the state of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Lily Yost, News Reporter October 21, 2021

On some scale, everyone lives in a bubble. Whitman and Walla Walla exist in a particularly small and hazy bubble, often immune to the events and experiences of people outside the United States. We tend...

A canal in Venice.

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

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...

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Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

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...

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...

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