There is much more to Chicago than high rises and bustling streets. There are places with Ivy-covered buildings, lush plant life, and the general peace and quiet that one would not associate with Hercules, let alone Chicago.
|Chicago in the morning.|
We made our way to the admissions office and met up with Callie Brown, the Assistant Admissions Director. We had originally spoken to Callie a few months beforehand at an informational session at El Cerrito High School. She gave us a special in-depth information session.
Once the clock struck 12:00, she gave the reins to Elin Meliska, a rising senior and currently a tour guide at UC. She gave us a detailed tour of the entire campus, expanding on the housing systems (the dormitories are divided by house), the various classrooms (something extremely interesting was that most of the classrooms were set up as a discussion area, not as a lecture hall), and the fun student activities (the Scav hunt, a university-wide scavenger hunt seemed very great).
|With the students.|
We learned not just a lot about the University of Chicago, but also about the city itself, the personal likes and dislikes of the students. All three were wonderful people and I hope that they do read our blogs.
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The rain drove us straight to the bus stop, and eventually, back to the hotel. It was surprisingly great because we made an umbrella fort. Once we returned to the hotel, we immediately started getting ready for dinner with Callie.
|ILC with Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.|
|Good night Callie!|
And I will do just that.