On Wednesday afternoon, when I went to the Amherst College gym, I saw an unexpected sight on the hill near the Octagon:
Why were there enormous letters on the hill, I wondered, and why was Amherst misspelled? Was it a prank? An accident? The offering of a group of visiting Williams students?
Yesterday, when I returned, the letters were gone. No trace of them, and no explanation. For now, the mystery remains.