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Michelle Janning: 'Why Love Letters Matter, Even in the Digital Age'

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Michelle Janning is a sociology professor at Whitman College. She spoke Oct. 8, 2015, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
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Some things to think about before Valentine's Day. Sociologist Michelle Janning's research looks at "Why Love Letters Matter, Even in the Digital Age." She found that women save more of these letters, but men look at them more often. How do handwritten cards and letters, or emails and Facebook messages, convey who we are...and who we were?

Michelle Janning is a Minnesota native and a professor of sociology at Whitman College. She spoke at the University of St. Thomas October 8, 2015.