August 01, 2008

The Brandeis Olympian

I had assumed that there had been a couple dozen already, but my alma mater Brandeis University will have its first-ever Olympian in Beijing next week. Its fencer Tim Morehouse, who graduated the same year as me. I never knew him, but I do remember the Justice writing about him a few times.

Anyway, I like the Alumni website's lede:

Nobel Prize winner. Yes. Pulitzer Prize recipient. Yup. Elected leader of a national government. That, too. Internationally prominent doctors, lawyers, scientists, politicians, journalists, educators, and business people. Yes, yes, and yes.

While Brandeis alumni have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields since the University’s founding sixty years ago, later this month Tim Morehouse ’00 will achieve a Brandeis first – the world-ranked fencer will represent the United States at the Summer Olympic Games

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 1, 2008 04:00 PM

Tim was my Freshman year hallmate, and he was an RA in Ziv our Junior (and senior?) years.

He's a great guy, and he has actually been to the olympics before (Athens, as an alternate).

Posted by: Dan at August 3, 2008 03:52 PM

Yeah, I remember Tim! I was in a few classes with him and remember playing b-ball with him in front of Sherman, LOL. I was actually on my high school fencing team with someone (the captain of our team) who went to the Athens Olympics with Tim.

Posted by: JordanNY at August 9, 2008 04:38 PM
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