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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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Elsie Ikpot

House Fellow

Elsie is a Public Health Fellow at the Gannett Health Services, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives.

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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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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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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.

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...

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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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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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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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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