Other recent impressions:
The new science facilities that house bio, chem, math, physics are really, really nice. The brand new arts building is beautiful, and has amazing studio space. The social sciences building is now 4-5 years old and is also fantastic. You likely toured these facilities, @parentmother. I only bring it up here to state that EC has done a good job enhancing facilities since I was there. Things are way nicer than in my time.
I ran XC/track all four years (with the exception of the semester I spent in East Africa), and Earlham remains one of my favorite places to run. I went running when I was back for exams, and was reminded of the great trails Earlham has on back campus. The roads behind campus go on forever through the corn fields, and the Whitewater Gorge through town also has cool trails. I encourage all who visit to check it out. I now live 4-5 blocks from the Lake Shore Trail in Chicago, but I think I prefer to run back campus, or through the gorge, at Earlham.
D19 is looking at colleges right now, and I would love it if she ended up Earlham. She likes the idea of a LAC but seems most interested in Grinnell, Pomona, and Swarthmore. We’ll see.
I’m always happy to talk about Earlham, so feel free to message me.