We must beg your apologies for a brief delay in bringing you the very latest news in College Professor In-Class Sex Demonstration Scandals, but we think you'll be pleased with the most recent developments in the field. Jack Rappaport, an assistant professor of management at La Salle University in Philly, has been suspended while the school investigates allegations that he hired strippers to give lap dances at a $150 extra-credit symposium on "the application of Platonic and Hegelian ethics to business." What?
There's some disagreement over just what the strippers did during the class—the Philly City Paper says they gave lap dances "to willing students - and even Rappaport - while he lectured," but the Philly Inquirer quotes students who say that the strippers merely walked around, and that "no suggestive dancing occurred."
Which would be kind of a letdown, because for $150 all they get is a lecture on statistics? That's not the sort of "value proposition" that kids are looking for in these tough times. Rappaport says in his bio, "I try to enrich my teaching by using interesting real life applications such as the use of the horse race betting market in the teaching of statistics." And strippers too, for some reason I can't quite fathom! Must "the man" always try to crush any professor who seeks to inspire our youth with "outside the box" methods? This is just like that movie Dead Poets Society. With strippers.