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Guest-in-Residence

Dinner with Ericka Huggins, March 2012

Each House in the West Campus House System has a one bedroom guest suite that is reserved for use by the House Professor-Dean. We are interested in guests who want to engage our community and are involved in something of interest to our residents. Therefore, an expectation of all guests is a planned interaction with members of the House. This can be done in a variety of ways - a performance, lecture, workshop, shared meal, for example, or through a less formal but engaging discussion around an area of expertise and interest.

When inquiring about guest suite availability, details of your proposed guest's visit including how s/he would like to interact with the House community are required:

  • Date of proposed stay
  • How the guest will engage with House residents
  • Short bio of the guest
  • Photo of the guest (if your guest is offered accommodations)
To inquire about availability, contact the House Administrative Assistant:
Carrie Sipe, House Administrative Assistant
cls356@cornell.edu

Image on Right: Dinner with Guest-in-Residence Ericka Huggins, March 2012


Past guests have included:

2016

  • Alex Taylor, Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK
  • Dr. Stefano Poni, Grapevine Physiologist from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy
  • Jessica Minhas, Human Rights Advocate, Author, Social Entrepreneur, and Media Commentator
  • Nancy Bercaw, Museum Curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History

2015

  • Divya Gugnani, Author and Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Charles Midega, Senior Research Scientist at International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya
  • Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics
  • Marcel Dicke, Professor of Entomology at Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Danez Smith, 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist
  • Dr. Lazare Sebitereko, Director and Founder of Eben Ezer University in DR Congo

2014

  • David Greenman '00, Actor and producer
  • Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network, Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor
  • Peni Chandra Rini, Indonesian composer, songwriter and singer

2013

  • Ramaswami Balasubramaniam, Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor, development activist, social innovator
  • Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University
  • Charlotte O'Neal 'Mama C', Musician of African beats, hip hop and poetry

2012

  • Carol Rattray '78, Cofounder of zoomdojo.com
  • Ken Saji '92, Vice President and Editorial Director at MTV Networks
  • Ericka Huggins, Human rights activist, poet, teacher, former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, Professor of Sociology, Laney College

2011

  • Spencer Wells, Rhodes H.T. Class of '56 Professor, Explorer-in-Residence for The National Geographic Society
  • Lenelle Moise, Award-winning poet, playwright and musician
  • Harris Tulchin '74, Veteran entertainment industry attorney

2010

  • Joan Walsh, American editor, writer, blogger and editor-in-chief for Salon.com
  • Mirari Brass Quintet
  • Momenta Quintet

2009

  • Arun Chaudhary '97, 2009 Irik Sevin Fellow, documentarian, first official videographer of the White House
  • Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Mayor of Medellin Colombia
  • Loo Sze-Wang, Sheng performer

2008

  • Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor, autism advocate, and livestock expert
  • Henry Threadgill, American composer, saxophonist
  • Sarah Horowitz, Founder of Working Today, labor attorney, union organizer