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PACE EIGHT

'I SE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1955

BRANDEIS HOUSE:
Unique Campus Coop Provides for Family Housing

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By DONNA HANSON

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Brandeis House is unique as the
only campus co-operative resi-
dence unit which provides housing
for married couples with children.
Named after former Supreme
Court Associate Justice Louis D.
Brandeis, the co-op was purchased
a year ago by the Inter-Coopera-
tive Council in an attempt to es-
tablish a non-segregated co-op for
married students. It has now pro-
gressed from its experimental
stage to a permanent fixture in
the ICC set-up.
Indicates Demand
"One thing the Brandeis pro-
ject will show up is the tremen-
dous demand for this type of
housing," Jack Hilberry, former
ICC president, said. "We have
shown that it does work," he em-
phasized.
Brandeis House is based upon
the general principle of the co-
operative,- movement to provide
housing at a minimum cost. In a
co-op, everyone shares the work
and in benefits derived from the
house.
When ICC bought what is now
the Brandeis House, it was partly
divided into apartments. The
group foresaw a tremendous op-
portunity to provide housing for
married students, especially for
so-called "undesirable" minority
groups.
Too Many Applicants
"Without any advertising, many
more couples applied than we
could accomodate," Hilberry said.
DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)
The Society of Medical Technologists
will hold a short business meeting
Wed., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the first
floor. lobby of University Hospital.
Movie at 8:00 p.m. for all those inter-
ested in this field.
Le Cercle Francais will meet Wed.,
Feb. 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Women's
League. Professors Jobin & Graham will
speak on "French-Canadian Life." Col-
ored slides on Alsace, songs, and re-
freshments.
Sophomore Engineering Council meet-
ing Wed.. Feb. 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Room
1300, East Engineering Building.
A Workeamp will be held this week-
end in Ypsilanti. More information can
be obtained from Lane Hall.
Academic Freedom Sub-Committee of
the Student Legislature will meet Wed.,
Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 3N of
the Union.

-Daily-John Hirtzei

"So, the couples themselves de-
cided who would live at the house."
In order to make Brandeis liv-
able, ICC staged a couple of work
holidays. Other co-opers came in
a group and, working with the
couples, did whatever unprofes-
sional jobs they could. The neces-
sary outside professional assist-
ance was paid for by ICC.
"This type of housing had been
tried before on campus, but a com-
munity eating arrangement didn't
help its success, and it didn't last
very long," said Frank Naka-
mura, president of Brandeis.
"Most people are probably at-
tracted to the co-op arrangement
for financial reasons," Nakamura
added. "Rent only runs 75 to 80%
compared to rates prevalent in
Ann Arbor."
Cooperation Is Rule
Brandeisers are also required to
"co-operate" in their house by
working eight hours a week. They
take care of their own apartments,
furnace, lawn, snowy sidewalks
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and all general maintenance of
this type.
"We have no one to complain to
but ourselves," Nakamura said.
"If something goes haywire, we
have to fix it ourselvese."
As for compatability of inter-
racial inhabitants in Brandeis
House, "frictions do occur and
are felt more personally than in
a group of 20 or 30 people," Naka-
mura commented.
"I think this plan will work out
in time with experience. It is a
co-op like any other co-op on cam-
pus, yet our particular house and
type of living is unique," he con-
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