Dean Anne Blitz was Dean of Women at the University of Minnesota from 1923–1949. She was strongly committed to racially segregated student housing because she feared informal social interaction between white students and students of color. Her position did not change until 1938 when President Guy Stanton Ford outlawed excluding African American students from on campus housing. Dean Blitz also worked closely with Dean Edward Nicholson to limit student freedom in political participation on campus
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