April 9, 2010 – Claire’s College Search is Over!

It’s now the end of digesting college guide books, filling out applications, completing essays and financial aid forms, and touring colleges.  Claire seriously considered Grinnell, St Olaf, Iowa State, and Macalester.

The last two days we attended a “sampler” at Mac.  We were able to check out the food in the dining hall, attend classes and info sessions.  The weekend ended up confirming what Claire had decided – that Macalester was the best match for her.

Here’s Claire in front of the “skywalk” to the library we we hope she ends up spending at least a little bit of time!

This is one of the newest buildings on campus a LEED certified Platinum building.

Another shot (notice her carrying the fresh bread from the bakery across the street from campus) with a small turbine on the south side of campus.

She was even welcomed in the college chapel with a UU banner representing the UU student group on campus.

As if she didn’t need any more convincing, the straw that tipped the scales firmly on the Macalester side was the adult size swingset outside the rec center!  All in all, we are very pleased witht the outcome of Claire’s search.  We hope that it will be great for her to be smack dab in an urban environment, minutes away from the State Capital.  As a bonus, she’s only 15 minutes from my brother.  Watch out St. Paul!

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