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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sahoko Ichikawa

House Fellow

Sahoko Ichikawa has been teaching Japanese at Cornell since 2003 after receiving her MA in linguistics from Indiana University.

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Sahoko Ichikawa

House Fellow

Sahoko Ichikawa has been teaching Japanese at Cornell since 2003 after receiving her MA in linguistics from Indiana University.

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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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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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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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Tom Ruttledge

House Fellow

I was born Detroit, MI and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. I have a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit.

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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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Sahoko Ichikawa

House Fellow

Sahoko Ichikawa has been teaching Japanese at Cornell since 2003 after receiving her MA in linguistics from Indiana University.

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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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Grit Matthias

House Fellow

Grit Matthias was born and raised in Jena, Germany.

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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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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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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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