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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.

Ray Craib

House Fellow

I teach in the Department of History, where I offer courses in modern Latin American history, the history of anarchism, history and geography, and service learning course on migrant workers in the Americas and upstate New York.

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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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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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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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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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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

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

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Eric Tagliacozzo

House Fellow

Eric Tagliacozzo joined the History Department at Cornell in 2000; he teaches on the history of Southeast Asia, and on connections between that region and China to the north (across the South China Sea) and the Middle East (across the Indian Ocean).

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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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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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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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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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Traci Nathans-Kelly

House Fellow

While I started my academic career as a classic English major, my path has lead me to Engineering Communication.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bob Proehl

House Fellow

Bob Proehl is the author of the novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds.

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Bob Proehl

House Fellow

Bob Proehl is the author of the novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds.

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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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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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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

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

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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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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.

Learn more...

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.

Learn more...

Thomas Fox

House Fellow

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

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Andrew Chignell

House Fellow

I’m an associate professor in the Philosophy department and the Religious Studies program, with a research focus on some of the epistemology and metaphysics of the Enlightenment period (1600-1850).

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