As a student, Robert Loevinger was centrally involved in the first efforts to integrate student housing. He served on the All-University Council Committee on Negro Discrimination, which recommended the integration of University dormitories in 1935. He was involved in many left- wing political groups on campus, and he appeared on the Chase last where he was branded a “campus agitator, Marxist, Jew.” He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1937.
He was a veteran of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb during WWII. Loevinger went on to become a medical physicist and served as the chief of National Institute of Standards and Technology dosimetry section.where he advanced the use of x-ray measurement for use in the treatment of cancer patients.
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