Calvin Solon Sifferd Jr. Calvin Solon Sifferd, retired associate dean and head of the residence halls, died Aug. 9 at Manitoulin Lodge, Ontario, Canada. He was 88. Sifferd joined the UI staff in 1945 and retired in 1968. He previously had taught and was principal in schools in Iowa and Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; three daughters; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.