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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.

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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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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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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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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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

Laurel Southard is Director of Undergraduate Research and Outreach in Biology at Cornell 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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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.

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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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Andre Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt, a native of Belgium, obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University. He worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization in Madagascar and Western Samoa...

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Chris Kerber

House Fellow

Chris Kerber was named the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men’s Lightweight Rowing at Cornell University in August 2008.

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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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Boldt Hall

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

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