Chaudhury recalls a conversation with Myers during a Sophomore year reception at Myers' house about being a Renaissance Man and the value of liberal arts education in achieving that level of knowledge. He also shares memories of living in I-House (the International House, located in Kemp Hall). Chaudhury says Myers had an interest in acquiring a book by Tagore, an Indian poet of Bangladeshi origin but that Chaudhury was unable to make it home to find a copy before Myers' death. Overall, he believes Myers' interests in students was genuine and made a difference in his experiences at IWU.
renaissance man, home reception, books, I-House, personal characteristics, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni
United States History
Chaudhury, Faizal and Miner, Meg, "Faizal Chaudhury" (2016). All oral histories. 87.