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New York Times Reporter, Alan Schwarz, Visits Purchase to Discuss Groundbreaking Series Linking Football Concussions to Dementia

Alan Schwarz of the New York Times in the Purchase Humanities Theater

Alan Schwarz’s extraordinary series of more than 100 articles for The New York Times about the dangers of concussions in the N.F.L got him nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, prompted Congress to act, and revolutionized the thinking about sports-related head injuries.

On Wednesday, invited in by Journalism Professor Andrew Salomon, Schwarz gave a gripping talk to students gathered in the Humanities Theater describing in detail how he used his math background and comfort with statistics to prove a link between concussions and dementia.

A career baseball writer before he took on the N.F.L concussion story, Schwarz concluded the session by signing and selling his books.

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