A business professor at a Catholic college is under investigation for hiring strippers to perform lap dances for himself and students at a “business ethics” symposium.
Wow. Just wow. The professor was giving “extra credit” to students who paid $150 to attend the “symposium.”
A La Salle University professor who serves on the school’s committee on academic integrity reportedly hired strippers to attend a symposium at which they gave lap dances to himself and students.
La Salle spokesman Joseph Donovan confirmed yesterday that the university has “launched a full-scale investigation” into the March 21 symposium held by Jack Rappaport, an assistant professor of management, at the university’s satellite campus in Plymouth Meeting.
Donovan declined to say what the school is investigating, but according to a Philadelphia City Paper blog post by Emily Apisa, a La Salle student who claims to have spoken with two students who were in attendance, participants paid $150 to go to the symposium, where they earned credits in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies or extra credit in Rappaport’s business classes.
Three scantily clad strippers gave lap dances to willing students and to Rappaport during the class, according to the blog, which broke the story on Friday. The nature of the symposium is unclear, although the blog suggests that it was supposed to be about “the application of Platonic and Hegelian ethics to business.”
Donovan confirmed that the symposium ended when School of Business Dean Paul Brazina came in and brought it to a halt.
Sounds like once the school found out what was going on they got appropriately freaked out and put an end to it.
Normally with these kinds of stories I’m thinking that well maybe we should wait to hear from both sides. Maybe if put in a certain light something that seems outrageously inexplicable could transmogrify into something explicable. But not this time. I’m a pretty imaginative guy but I can’t think of any scenario to put this in a better light. This is an out of control dude on a self destruct mission. If you ask me, the LaSalle has got to bounce this guy. And fast. This investigation has been going on for two weeks too long. Guys, there were strippers and cash at a Catholic college. Bounce this clown.
There are plenty of colleges who would probably love to have this madman. Just please make it a non-Catholic one like Georgetown or Villanova.
Note: Kinda’ joking about Nova. Kinda. Sorta.