Emerson Marcus of The Nevada Sagebrush, the student newspaper at the University of Nevada, has more stories about the impact of Dave Morrow, the former editor of TheStreet.com who became a business journalism professor at the school but died last week at the age of 49.
Marcus writes, “His second calling – the classroom – was an easy transition for the business journalist seeking to help people understand money.
“‘He loved teaching,’ Beth Hammond, Morrow’s sister, said. ‘Our mother always said he’s wanted to do that since he was a little boy.’
“Morrow’s lively demeanor was apparent when he walked through the journalism building, blurting out creative nicknames like ‘Bossman’ for journalism Dean Jerry Ceppos. He was also always willing to lend a hand.
“Journalism professor Rosemary McCarthy had barely known Morrow for more than a month when she needed to buy a new car last summer, but Morrow was there.
“‘He’d say, ‘Well, we’re going,’ and next thing I know we’re driving and I’m test-driving cars all over town,’ McCarthy said. ‘We went to Sacramento twice and I finally bought a car in Sacramento.'”
Read more here.