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Calvin Olin Davis
Regent's Proceedings 525

The Regents recorded with regret the retirement at the end of the first semester of the present University year of Professor Calvin Olin Davis of the School of Education and designated to Professor Davis the title of Professor Emeritus of Education with the understanding that he be granted the proper retiring allowance. On recommendation of the President the following preamble and resolution were adopted:

Since 1905 Calvin Olin Davis, A.B. '95, A.M. '04, Ph.D. (Harvard '10), has been an active and valuable member of the faculty of the University of Michigan, which he joined after having demonstrated, as high-school teacher and principal, those amiable personal qualities and professional abilities which have made him a notable figure among his colleagues for the past thirty-five years.

His long experience as high-school inspector for the University and his association with the Bureau of Appointments gave him a knowledge of the secondary schools of the State and the nation such as few others have had, and this has been reflected in his teaching and in his numerous books and articles.

His activities in the North Central Association, the National Education Association, the Michigan Education Association, the Schoolmasters' Club, and other professional groups, as well as his writings, have given him high standing among educators here and elsewhere. As one familiar since his undergraduate days with the former Department of Education, and as Secretary of the present School of Education since its organization in 1921, he is regarded with affection and respect by his colleagues and by all those students and teachers who have come under his kindly influence throughout these many years.

Now that he has reached the age of seventy and has become eligible for retirement from active duties, the Regents of the University of Michigan have adopted the following resolution and caused it to be entered in their Proceedings, together with the preceding memoir:

Resolved, That Dr. Calvin Olin Davis, Professor of Secondary Education and Secretary of the School of Education in the University of Michigan, be retired from his active duties and be recommended for the usual retiring allowance as of February 14, 1941, that the title Professor Emeritus of Education be conferred upon him in grateful recognition of his lengthy and valuable service, and that Dr. Davis be invited to continue to make use of the facilities of the University in the prosecution of his private studies and research.