What had started as an unsuccessful plea for a grade boost turned into a discussion about the entire subject of history as professor Scooter Kipling selected the 1400-page “Hassell’s IV” to show to a close-to-escape Henri Drewert yesterday. “Ah, here it is,” said Kipling, not noticing Drewert’s hand on the doorknob or the double-digit number of students waiting outside. Kipling, unmarried with no kids, reportedly also took the opportunity to provide Dewert with unsolicited life tips. –Ford Carson