Have I ever told you about the time I met Morgan Freeman? I have, you know, and here's the picture to prove it.
Here is something else about Morgan Freeman:
Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman was honored this month with the Jake Eberts Key of Knowledge Award at a gala reception hosted by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU).
The award celebrates Freeman's dedication to combating racism and promoting knowledge and education worldwide. The gala was held at the Toronto Center for the Arts and was attended by more than 700 guests.
The event raised $2 million for the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Canada's premier institute in Israel and a symbol of the scientific cooperation and friendship between both countries.
Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson presented the award to Morgan Freeman.
"In presenting this Award, the Hebrew University and its Canadian Friends association pay tribute to your long-standing commitment to humanitarian relief the world over, your affirmation of the dignity and autonomy of every human being, and your commitment to advancing education - values that we share in common," Prof. Ben-Sasson said.
"The Hebrew University, Israel's first and leading institution of higher education, is a meeting place for peoples of all beliefs and backgrounds, and an institution whose goals to seek truth and serve humanity are pursued in a spirit of openness, pluralism and tolerance.
"In the words of Albert Einstein, one of the Hebrew University's visionary founders: 'A university is a place where the universality of the human spirit manifests itself.'"
Did Einstein forget to say after 'universality of the human spirit' that this has to give way in certain fetid little corners of the Western academy, including the trade union UCU?