Alice Cook (professor)

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For the botanist, see Alice Carter Cook.

Alice Hanson Cook (November 28, 1903 – February 7, 1998) was an activist and professor at Cornell University in the United States. At Cornell, the Alice Cook House residential college was named in her honor.

Her varied life experiences included social worker, YWCA secretary, labor educator, post World War II advisor in Germany on reconstituting German labor unions, professor, university ombudsman, world acclaimed researcher, and to the very end, an activist.[1] Cook was appointed Cornell University's first ombudsman and worked to establish the credibility and acceptance of that office.[2]


A Lifetime of Labor: the autobiography of Alice H. Cook / foreword by Arlene Kaplan Daniels. 1st ed. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1998.


  1. ^ "Who was Alice Cook?". Retrieved 2006-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Carter, Cook Named to University Posts". Cornell Daily Sun. Sep 17, 1969. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

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