Kevin Monk '13 has been in a yearlong battle with blue tack and falling wall decorations. His sophomore living quarters, adorned with family photographs, ticket stubs and Tibetan prayer flags, needed more than the average John Belushi college poster to create a sense of home.But thanks to the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum, sufferers of non-sticky tack and barren-wall syndrome are now able to stop fretting.

This semester, SCRAM brought back the Student Loan Collection, a combination of two rental collections-the Charna Cowan Student Loan Collection and the Robert W. Schiff Student Loan Collection-that were donated to be lent out to the undergraduate on-campus community, according to the informational handout from the event last Thursday.

SCRAM members, with the help of Dabney Hailey, director of academic programs for the museum, selected 30 pieces from the 500-piece collection, featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg, J. Thurstan Marshall, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to be distributed to students for a $5 rental fee along with their student identification.

To take home artwork, a student needs to sign a Loan Agreement Form, holding him or her liable for possible damage to the piece. Transportation of the object back to one's dorm must be held in consideration when deciding to rent art, given the recent wintry conditions afflicting our campus. The contract warns that though the pieces are insured, "Grades and diploma may be withheld until a satisfactory arrangement is made for the repair or replacement of the object."

Around 30 students meandered through the Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery in the afternoon, and 18 walked out with plastic-wrapped art pieces that would compliment their dorm rooms.

"I'm glad they brought [the program] back," Matthew Schmidt '11 admitted, as SCRAM member Emily Leifer '11 wrapped up his newly claimed masterpiece. "I've been waiting years."

The program was suspended in spring 2009, according to SCRAM member Rebecca Ulm '11, after the University announced its plans to close the Rose. Its aim is "to make art available to students in their dormitory rooms so that the appreciation of art becomes a part of everyday experience rather than just a separate classroom situation," as written on the Collection's informational handout.

SCRAM consists of approximately seven members, though Nera Lerner '12, who has been involved with the student group since her first year at Brandeis, hesitates on defining an exact number because the group remains loosely defined by students who decided to get involved with the group when it "went guerilla," advocating for the Rose 2 years ago.

In addition to the Student Loan Collection, SCRAM is busy organizing more events for this semester, including movie nights, which allow students to bring their own pillows and blankets to enjoy art-related films in the Museum's Lee Gallery, and "Visual Thinking Thursdays," a program that allows students to openly discuss the Rose's collection with Hailey.

In an interview with justArts after last week's event, Monk admits, "I really love [the art]." He has an untitled 1966 Jim Huntington piece hanging opposite his bed that greets him every morning.

Amalia Bob-Waksberg '14 ogled the art options but said, "I wish they had had more art to choose from." And though the majority of big-name pieces went quickly, Leifer assured students in the Gallery, "You don't have to know who made it to want something pretty in your room.