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Nan C. Robertson

Nan C. Robertson (BSJ48) died in 2009. She was a reporter and feature writer for The New York Times for more than three decades in New York, Washington and Paris. "Toxic Shock," based on her own nearly fatal struggle with the disease, was a cover story in the New York Times Sunday Magazine; it was for this account that Robertson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for feature writing. She was the third woman on The Times staff to win journalism's highest award since the Pultizers were established in 1917.