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Becker House

Welcome to Carl Becker House

Carl Becker House, which opened in August 2005, is the second of five houses that will accommodate undergraduate residents on Cornell University's West Campus.

The house is part of the residential initiative at Cornell University and was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Carl L. Becker (1873-1945).


This Week at Carl Becker House

THANK YOU Class of 1966 for your generous support of the program at Becker House!


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.

Chad Coates

House Fellow

Chad Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants...

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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

Tom Fox '71 moved into the recently demolished Class of '17 Hall in 1967.

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Tara Holm

House Fellow

Tara Holm arrived at Cornell as an Assistant Professor in 2006. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.

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Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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Vladimir Micic

House Fellow

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vladimir relocated to Belgrade, Serbia as a refugee. In Belgrade he competed for the national track and field team...

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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

Tom Fox '71 moved into the recently demolished Class of '17 Hall in 1967.

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Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Neema Kudva

House Fellow

Neema Kudva grew up in India, moving at least ten times before she packed two suitcases and left home (Bangalore at that time) and an architectural practice for graduate school in Berkeley, California.

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Renee Alexander

House Fellow

Renee Alexander ’74 was the director of Diversity Alumni Programs in Alumni Affairs and Development for 5 years, until she was named the first associate dean of students/director of intercultural programs in 2011.

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Anthony Burrow

House Fellow

Anthony joined the Department of Human Development in 2011, and serves as the director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement...

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Vladimir Micic

House Fellow

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vladimir relocated to Belgrade, Serbia as a refugee. In Belgrade he competed for the national track and field team...

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Viranjini Munasinghe

House Fellow

I am a cultural anthropologist working in the Caribbean (Trinidad) and the Asian Diaspora in the Americas.

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Tara Holm

House Fellow

Tara Holm arrived at Cornell as an Assistant Professor in 2006. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.

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Ben Ortiz

House Fellow

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, which is part of Cornell University Library's Rare and Manuscript Collections division.

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Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Anthony Burrow

House Fellow

Anthony joined the Department of Human Development in 2011, and serves as the director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement...

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Martha Haynes

House Fellow

Martha Haynes joined the Cornell faculty in 1983. A native of the Boston area, she graduated from Wellesley College and received her doctoral degree from Indiana University.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Chris Kim

House Fellow

Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Chris Younghooon Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher.

Cathy Klimaszewski

House Fellow

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is Associate Director and Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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Chad Coates

House Fellow

Chad Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants...

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Nick Salvatore

House Fellow

Nick Salvatore is an historian who teaches in both the ILR School and the American Studies program in A&S.

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Anthony Burrow

House Fellow

Anthony joined the Department of Human Development in 2011, and serves as the director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement...

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Tasha Lewis

House Fellow

Tasha Lewis, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design where she teaches in the area of fashion design management.

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Ben Ortiz

House Fellow

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, which is part of Cornell University Library's Rare and Manuscript Collections division.

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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

Charles Walcott came to Cornell in 1981 as Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Chad Coates

House Fellow

Chad Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants...

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Glenn Altschuler

House Fellow

Glenn Altschuler is Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and The Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

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Elizabeth Brundige

House Fellow

Liz Brundige is the Executive Director of the Avon Global Center and a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School, where she also teaches the International Human Rights Clinic.

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Mark Wilson

House Fellow

I grew up in Iowa, Maryland, and Colorado. For me a good day was taking something all the way apart and then putting it back together again and having it work. Sometimes things didn’t work quite the same way ever again...

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