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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mariana Wolfner

House Fellow

Mariana Wolfner is a biologist who studies proteins whose actions are essential for reproduction: seminal proteins that regulate insect behavior, and (in another area) proteins needed for fertilized eggs to begin embryo development.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grit Matthias

House Fellow

Grit Matthias was born and raised in Jena, Germany.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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