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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 '66 - Slide Show

 

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.

Renee Alexander

House Fellow

As Associate Dean of Students/Senior Advisor to the Dean, “Dr. Renee” focuses on campus climate issues.

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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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Renee Alexander

House Fellow

As Associate Dean of Students/Senior Advisor to the Dean, “Dr. Renee” focuses on campus climate issues.

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Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Renee Alexander

House Fellow

As Associate Dean of Students/Senior Advisor to the Dean, “Dr. Renee” focuses on campus climate issues.

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Renee Alexander

House Fellow

As Associate Dean of Students/Senior Advisor to the Dean, “Dr. Renee” focuses on campus climate issues.

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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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Cynthia Brock

House Fellow

I am an elected Ithaca City Council representative for the First Ward. This means I spend most of my time fielding calls from constituents, attending meetings, and reading reports and legislation.

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Rachel Bezner Kerr

House Fellow

She is a development sociologist with a background in environmental science, anthropology and international development.

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Katherine Anderson

House Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Anderson has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than thirty years.

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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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Cindy Hazan

House Fellow

Cindy Hazan joined the faculty of the Department of Human Development at Cornell in 1988 after receiving her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Pyschology from the University of Denver.

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Ray Craib

House Fellow

I teach in the Department of History, where I specialize in the history of Latin America. I’ve written a couple of books...

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Katherine Anderson

House Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Anderson has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than thirty years.

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Max Pensky

House Fellow

Max Pensky is Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton University, and co-directs Binghamton's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

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Jami Joyner

House Fellow

With over fifteen years of experience in higher education specializing in diversity, inclusion and outreach, Jami P. Joyner Bowie is a consummate high performing, self-motivated professional.

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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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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

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

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Max Pensky

House Fellow

Max Pensky is Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton University, and co-directs Binghamton's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

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Isaac Kramnick

House Fellow

Vice-Provost Isaac Kramnick came to Cornell to accept a good job at one of the world's great universities with great students and to live in the wonderful city of Ithaca.

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Max Pensky

House Fellow

Max Pensky is Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton University, and co-directs Binghamton's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

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