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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).

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.

Estela Bartol Martín

Language House Fellow

Estela Bartol Martín was born in Santander (Spain) and she joined Cornell University in the Fall 2015 as Spanish Lecturer.

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Howard Evans

House Fellow

Professor Evans worked in the American Museum of Natural History (Herpetology) before coming to Cornell in 1940 to study Entomology.

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Colette Waldron

House Fellow

Colette Waldron, Senior Lecturer in French, was born in Franche-Comté in Eastern France, adjacent to the Bourgogne area.

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Grit Matthias

House Fellow

Grit Matthias was born and raised in Jena, Germany.

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Michael Gold

House Fellow

Michael Evan Gold is an associate professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR School). He has a wife, two grown children (who only get more expensive as they age), and two grandsons.

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Howard Evans

House Fellow

Professor Evans worked in the American Museum of Natural History (Herpetology) before coming to Cornell in 1940 to study Entomology.

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Xak Bjerken

House Fellow

Pianist Xak Bjerken has given solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and throughout the United States.

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David Bonter

House Fellow

David Bonter is an avian ecologist who is thrilled to work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Shoals Marine Lab.

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Alana Ryder

House Fellow

Alana Ryder is part of the education team at the Johnson Museum of Art, where she is Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs.

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Grit Matthias

House Fellow

Grit Matthias was born and raised in Jena, Germany.

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Ton Schat

House Fellow

Born in The Hague, The Netherlands, Ton Schat received his veterinary degree from the University of Utrecht in 1970. Before graduation he spent 5 months at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria.

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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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Kelly Zamudio

House Fellow

My research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and the genetics of conservation.

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Estela Bartol Martín

Language House Fellow

Estela Bartol Martín was born in Santander (Spain) and she joined Cornell University in the Fall 2015 as Spanish Lecturer.

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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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Ross Brann

House Fellow

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo.

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David Bonter

House Fellow

David Bonter is an avian ecologist who is thrilled to work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Shoals Marine Lab.

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Raissa Krivitsky

House Fellow

A native of Russia, Raissa Krivitsky earned her degree in Russian Language and Literature at Odessa National University in the Ukraine.

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Alana Ryder

House Fellow

Alana Ryder is part of the education team at the Johnson Museum of Art, where she is Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs.

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Shorna Allred

House Fellow

Shorna B. Allred’s research program blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

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Philip Nicholson

House Fellow

Philip Nicholson has been on the faculty of the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University since 1982.

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Jennifer Seavey

House Fellow

Jennifer Seavey is an ecologist is a focus on ornithology, wildlife ecology, climate change, and conservation biology. She pursued her B.S. and M.S. in the Pacific Northwestern United States.

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Felicia Teng

House Fellow

Professor Teng earned her B.A. from Department of History, Peking University, P R China and M.A. from Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University.

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Trey Waller

House Fellow

Trey was previously the Associate Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering and he also worked as the Associate Director of Advising and Diversity in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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Kelly Zamudio

House Fellow

My research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and the genetics of conservation.

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Shorna Allred

House Fellow

Shorna B. Allred’s research program blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

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Kelly Zamudio

House Fellow

My research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and the genetics of conservation.

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Xak Bjerken

House Fellow

Pianist Xak Bjerken has given solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and throughout the United States.

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Kelly Zamudio

House Fellow

My research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and the genetics of conservation.

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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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Howard Evans

House Fellow

Professor Evans worked in the American Museum of Natural History (Herpetology) before coming to Cornell in 1940 to study Entomology.

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Munther Younes

House Fellow

Munther earned his B.A. in English and a diploma in education from the University of Jordan (1974) and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin (1982).

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Kathy Earnest-Koons

House Fellow

Dr. Kathy Earnest-Koons is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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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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