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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.

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Jane Walcott

House Fellow

Jane Walcott earned a BA in Biology from Beloit College in Wisconsin, an MA in Neurobiology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

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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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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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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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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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Vijay Pendakur

House Fellow

Dr. Vijay Pendakur serves as the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell University.

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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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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

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

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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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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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Martha Haynes

House Fellow

A native of the Boston area, Martha Haynes graduated from Wellesley College and received her graduate degrees 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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