Earlham is a wonderful school with wonderful faculty/staff. It's a small place and therefore easy to globalize things that are frustrating. I wish I'd appreciated what I had more when I was there. If you put any amount of effort into the community at Earlham you'll get it back ten-fold.
When P.T. Barnum donated money to Tufts University, he did so on the condition that the school's mascot be named after his beloved elephant. The Tufts University mascot has been the "Jumbos" ever since.