Comptroller William Middlebrook wrote to President Coffman in opposition to integrated housing for the nursing program at the University of Minnesota. President Coffman sided with Middlebrook and against Medical School Dean Elias Lyon. Middlebrook proposed paying Ms. Fiti, the nursing student, to live elsewhere. Coffman did not agree. Middlebrook argued that allowing any African American student to live in any student housing would create racial integration, which he opposed.
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