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Welcome to Alice Cook House

Alice Cook House opened in August 2004 and was the first of five Houses in the West Campus House System, Cornell University's residential college initiative. The House was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Alice Hanson Cook (1903-1998).

Alice Cook House also hosts the Language House, a language immersion living-learning community housed in Boldt Hall.

West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Ananda Suarez

House Fellow

Ananda Cohen Suarez is Assistant Professor of History of Art who works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

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Wolfgang Sasche

House Fellow

Wolfgang Sachse was born in Berlin, Germany and immigrated to the US with his family as a young boy.

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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

Laurel Southard is Director of Undergraduate Research and Outreach in Biology at Cornell University.

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Gen Meredith

House Fellow

Gen Meredith is a mother, a public health practitioner, an educator, and someone who is always looking for ways to connect great minds and spirits to effect change.

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Pat Wynn

House Fellow

Pat was promoted to Executive Director of Campus Life Enterprise Services on July 1, 2014. In this position, Pat is responsible to provide overall leadership...

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Poppy McLeod

House Fellow

Poppy McLeod is a Professor in the Department of Communication. She teaches the introductory undergraduate communication class...

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Alex Ophir

House Fellow

Alex Ophir studied psychology and anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Texas, at Austin. He earned his PhD in experimental psychology and animal behavior at McMaster University in Ontario Canada in 2004...

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Alex Ophir

House Fellow

Alex Ophir studied psychology and anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Texas, at Austin. He earned his PhD in experimental psychology and animal behavior at McMaster University in Ontario Canada in 2004...

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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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Pat Wynn

House Fellow

Pat was promoted to Executive Director of Campus Life Enterprise Services on July 1, 2014. In this position, Pat is responsible to provide overall leadership...

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Andre Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt, a native of Belgium, obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University. He worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization in Madagascar and Western Samoa...

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Alex Ophir

House Fellow

Alex Ophir studied psychology and anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Texas, at Austin. He earned his PhD in experimental psychology and animal behavior at McMaster University in Ontario Canada in 2004...

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Rev. Kenneth Clarke, Sr.

House Fellow

Rev. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., Director of Cornell United Religious Work, is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD (B.A., English) and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY (Master of Divinity).

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Gen Meredith

House Fellow

Gen Meredith is a mother, a public health practitioner, an educator, and someone who is always looking for ways to connect great minds and spirits to effect change.

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Shan Varma

House Fellow

Shan Verma grew up in Highland Park, NJ and received his BA from Rutgers College as a double major in Economics and Political Science.

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Ananda Suarez

House Fellow

Ananda Cohen Suarez is Assistant Professor of History of Art who works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

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Pat Wynn

House Fellow

Pat was promoted to Executive Director of Campus Life Enterprise Services on July 1, 2014. In this position, Pat is responsible to provide overall leadership...

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Ananda Suarez

House Fellow

Ananda Cohen Suarez is Assistant Professor of History of Art who works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

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Chris Kerber

House Fellow

Chris Kerber was named the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men’s Lightweight Rowing at Cornell University in August 2008.

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Rev. Kenneth Clarke, Sr.

House Fellow

Rev. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., Director of Cornell United Religious Work, is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD (B.A., English) and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY (Master of Divinity).

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Ananda Suarez

House Fellow

Ananda Cohen Suarez is Assistant Professor of History of Art who works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

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Boldt Hall

Learn about living in the Language House, Cornell's language immersion residence.

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