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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.

Michael Lenetsky

House Fellow

Growing up in and around Philadelphia, PA, I earned my B.A. in Political Theory (1991) and J.D. (1994) from Temple University.

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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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Susan Murphy

House Fellow

In addition to being a member of President Skorton's executive staff, Susan H. Murphy oversees most departments related to student life outside of the classroom.

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Alexander Vladimirsky

House Fellow

Alex Vladimirsky was born in Odessa (USSR) and his educational journey led him from Moscow State University (1990) through UC San Diego (1991-93) to UC Berkeley (B.A. in 1995; Ph.D. in 2001).

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Poppy McLeod

House Fellow

Professor McLeod earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University.

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Silvia Amigo Silvestre

House Fellow

Silvia Amigo Silvestre is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish from Granada, Spain. Her academic training is in Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, and Literature.

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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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Mike Fontaine

House Fellows

I came to Cornell in 2004 after a year and a half at Amherst College, where I taught while finishing my Ph.D. at Brown University.

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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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Michael Lenetsky

House Fellow

Growing up in and around Philadelphia, PA, I earned my B.A. in Political Theory (1991) and J.D. (1994) from Temple University.

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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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Silvia Amigo Silvestre

House Fellow

Silvia Amigo Silvestre is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish from Granada, Spain. Her academic training is in Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, and Literature.

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Marjolein van der Meulen

House Fellow

Marjolein was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and moved to the US when she was two years old.

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Linda Rayor

House Fellow

For those who enjoy nature shows as well as Godzilla movies, a new TV series starring Cornell entomologist Linda Rayor is right up their alley.

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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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Alexander Vladimirsky

House Fellow

Alex Vladimirsky was born in Odessa (USSR) and his educational journey led him from Moscow State University (1990) through UC San Diego (1991-93) to UC Berkeley (B.A. in 1995; Ph.D. in 2001).

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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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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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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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Poppy McLeod

House Fellow

Professor McLeod earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University.

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Poppy McLeod

House Fellow

Professor McLeod earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University.

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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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Janis Dickinson

House Fellow

Janis Dickinson is a behavioral ecologist and Cornell grad (Ph.D. 1987) who worked and raised her family on UC Berkeley's Hastings Reserve, a remote biological field station in Carmel Valley, California.

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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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Alexander Vladimirsky

House Fellow

Alex Vladimirsky was born in Odessa (USSR) and his educational journey led him from Moscow State University (1990) through UC San Diego (1991-93) to UC Berkeley (B.A. in 1995; Ph.D. in 2001).

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Mike Fontaine

House Fellows

I came to Cornell in 2004 after a year and a half at Amherst College, where I taught while finishing my Ph.D. at Brown University.

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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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