To the Editor:
I read in The New York Times on Sunday that Amherst is considering changing its mascot from the Lord Jeffs to a moose. This is reportedly because Lord Jeffrey Amherst gave infected blankets to Native Americans in the 18th century.
I have suggested to the newspaper that this does not go far enough and that Amherst should be renamed as Moose College.
Obviously, a moose might be more of a challenge to a purple cow than have been the Lord Jeffs over the last century of sports competitions. I still retain confidence in our prospects on the fields.
Bill Loomis ’71