Crimson staff writer
Zara B. Sternberg
For the past few years, professor Sean D. Kelly, chair of Harvard’s Philosophy Department, has been searching for a copy of Blaise Pascal’s death mask that just might be lost in Harvard’s collection. After little success, he recently offered an automatic A to any student in his “Existentialism in Literature and Film” class who can find the mask.
As blocking mayhem winds down, Housing Day jitters take its place as the members of the freshman class begin the perennial prayers for the perfect Housing assignment. Students in all corners of the Yard can be seen with their fingers crossed and heads bowed to the Housing Day Gods, hoping they will be granted luck on the day that will determine their future abodes.