So it seems. It reportedly happened at La Salle (my father’s alma mater) in Philadelphia.
Rappaport was in the front of the classroom and three bikini-clad and miniskirted women were on top of him giving him a lap dance, according to Brad Bernardino, a sophomore at La Salle who attended the March 21 session. At various other times, Bernardino added, the strippers gave willing students lap dances, and a PowerPoint presentation related to business ethics ran in the background.
“I think everybody was in shock that it happened,” Bernardino said.
Officials at La Salle University, a Catholic university in Philadelphia, said they were “very concerned” about the allegations and have “launched a full-scale investigation into what took place and who was responsible.”
“Until the investigation has been completed,” the university said in a written statement, “it would be unfair to those involved to disclose any further information, let alone suspicions or allegations. While the university is proceeding as quickly as possible, we recognize the importance of guarding against a rush to judgment in this situation.”
Meantime, Professor Rappaport’s listing on the university’s website notes:
Being a professor at LaSalle gives me a great deal of joy. I live right at the campus and I am usually in my office most of the day. This allows me to be accessible to all of my students most of the time. 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. I am always working on research papers with many of my colleagues. I am an associate editor of a decision sciences journal. All this keeps me intellectually stimulated. I round out my life at LaSalle by giving classical violin concerts on an ongoing basis.