Category: Newsday

WWE to be honored by Sports Legacy Institute for work on concussions

October 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsday, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

In 2007, WWE disputed Sports Legacy Institute findings that a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head may have contributed to former champ Chris Benoit killing his wife and son before taking his own life…

Expert quote:

“I started working with WWE back in 2001. Back then, you know, concussions weren’t discussed much among the wrestlers. I didn’t understand how dangerous they were. No one across my athletic career had really taught me the right things. So I lied about my concussions. WWE, like everybody else, was following the guidelines that said it was OK to have people go back if the symptoms went away.”

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Source: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, mother talked about jihad in Russian wiretap

April 28th, 2013 in 2013, Newsday, Newsmakers, School of Law, Tracey Maclin 0 comments

Tracey Maclin, School of Law

Russian state security secretly recorded a phone call in 2011 between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bomb suspects, and his mother in which they vaguely discussed jihad, a law enforcement source said Saturday…

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When will New York zap the tax zappers?

June 4th, 2012 in 2012, Newsday, Newsmakers, Richard Ainsworth, School of Law 0 comments

Richard Ainsworth, School of Law

An expert on tax law says he’ll tell a State Senate committee in Albany on Monday that  some restaurants cheat the state out of about $1.7 billion a year by using computer devices called “tax zappers.”…

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A Physician to Lead the World Bank?

March 25th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsday, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Yong Kim, the physician and Dartmouth College president tapped by the United States as its candidate for the World Bank’s top job, would mark a change from the financiers and bureaucrats who have previously run the lender…

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In faith, and with wins, Tim Tebow draws attention

March 25th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsday, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

Stephen Prothero, College of Arts and Sciences

The intersection of faith and sports has a long and rich history, but Tim Tebow, the Jets’ new backup quarterback, is in a league of his own…

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Keeler: Geopolitical reading for Gov. Cuomo

February 28th, 2012 in 2012, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsday, Newsmakers 0 comments

Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

That repetitive clicking you hear from Albany is the sound of our governor ticking off boxes on the list of absolute requirements for a presidential candidacy in 2016…

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