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by Vault Education Editors | April 12, 2011


A common complaint about business schools is that they don’t focus enough on ethics or on practical application as it happens in Real Life. Enter LaSalle professor Jack Rappaport and his symposium on the practical application of Platonic and Hegelian ethics. Does that sound boring to you? Thought so. Let’s throw some strippers into this.

As part of an after-hours lecture on business ethics, the assistant professor of management hired three strippers to give lap dances to both himself and some students, reports ABC News. While he lectured! One of the students who attended—and paid the $150 admission—described the dance thusly:

“I don’t know, just kind of laying on top of him. Not laying on top of him but straddling him. It was like a lap dance you could say,” said sophomore Brad Bernardino.

It was during one of the dances that the business school’s dean happened to walk by, putting an end to the sexy time. “Needless to say, there was no happy ending,” as Business Insider put it so well.

Rappaport has been suspended while the university launches a full-scale investigation. He told ABC he’d like to tell his side of the tale once the investigation wraps up. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions for possible courses he can teach in the future.  

Libidinal Business Ethics

Financial Modeling & Stripping

Introduction to Boner Resolution

Introduction to Sustainability

[ABC News, Business Insider]

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