The Michigan Alumnus 74-78
Carl Vernon Tower, who comes to the University as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was born at Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1869. His early education from 1875 to 1885 was received at Cooper Academy at Dayton, while his later education and preparation for college was received at Deaver's Collegiate Institute of the same city.
He was admitted on examination to Brown University with the class of 1892, but owing to severe illness did not enter college regularly until the following year. He was graduated from Brown with the degree of A.B. in 1893 and spent the following two years in graduate study at Brown, where he received his Master's degree in 1895. He then remained as instruc tor in philosophy for one year, when he received a Fellowship in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell, where he received his Doctor's de gree in 1896. He came to the Univer sity of Michigan in 1898 as instructor in philosophy, a position that he held for two years when he returned to the East, becoming a graduate stu dent and assistant to the President at Clark University in 1900.
In 1901 he became Professor of Philosophy at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., and the following year he received the call to the University of Vermont to take a similar position, which he held until 1909, when he was recalled to the University of Michigan. The summer of 1904 he spent in Europe with his family. The period from October, 1908, to 1909 was spent in Europe, chiefly at Gottingen, Germany, on leave of absence. He has written a number of reviews and several arti cles treating of various aspects of the Self.