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Ethics class at Philadelphia university featured strippers

Professor suspended while school investigates

A professor at La Salle University, in Philadelphia, has reportedly been suspended after hiring strippers for a seminar on ethics. The incident, which took place on March 21, saw approximately 30 students pay $150 for a symposium on the application of Platonic and Hegelian ethics to business. The seminar, which was for extra credit, also featured at least three dancers who were wearing either bikinis or mini skirts. Apparently, students were not surprised to see the dancers, as business professor Jack Rappaport, who was giving the lecture, informed students that they would be there. What students were surprised by was the fact that the women allegedly gave lap dances to both Rappaport and students. “I was surprised they actually gave lap dances,” one student told Philadelphia City Paper. “I thought they were just there for effect, like he always said.” After learning of the incident, the college has launched an investigation and other faculty are teaching Rappaport’s classes.

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