Congratulations on the interview with Fred Rudolph ’42 (“Beyond the Log,” March 2010). It took me back to my senior seminar class in American history and literature with Fred and Charles Keller, when those two plumbed the intellectual depths of the 20 or so men around the table. They ranged from very bright, mature students to the likes of me, immature and fearful of making myself sound ridiculous in front of the assembly. They would not let anyone forget to do assigned reading and always marked down late papers. Fred and Charley made me finally turn into a student! This story rekindled all those memories so happily and in such a fresh style. Fred was a wonderful professor!

—Dick Towne ’57, South Hadley, Mass