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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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Stephanie Thomas

House Fellow

Stephanie is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and teaches courses in microeconomics and labor economics.

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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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Amy Somchanhmavong

House Fellow

As Associate Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, Amy has dedicated herself over the past decade to purposeful work that produces everlasting impact on all constituencies whether they be students, faculty and/or community members.

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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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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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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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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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Anne Jones

House Fellow

Dr. Jones is a primary care and public health physician, and serves as Interim Director of Medical Services at Gannett Health Services and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Cornell 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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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.

Learn more...

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.

Learn more...

Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Anne Jones

House Fellow

Dr. Jones is a primary care and public health physician, and serves as Interim Director of Medical Services at Gannett Health Services and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Cornell University.

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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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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

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

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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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Amy Somchanhmavong

House Fellow

As Associate Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, Amy has dedicated herself over the past decade to purposeful work that produces everlasting impact on all constituencies whether they be students, faculty and/or community members.

Learn more...

Stephanie Thomas

House Fellow

Stephanie is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and teaches courses in microeconomics and labor economics.

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Boldt Hall

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

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