A lecture hall full of economics students was exposed to a different type of curve during Thursday’s class.
Three masked streakers interrupted Professor Rita Balaban’s Economics 101 lecture, but Balaban made sure to get the last word.
“I always thought, ‘If that happened to me, I’m going to get the son of a gun,’” Balaban said. “And I got him.”
After one of the streakers turned around and started running back toward Balaban, she yanked off his mask, revealing his face, and proceeded to chase down and unmask a second.
“When you’re in that situation, you never know what you’re going to do,” she said. “And they didn’t run very fast, did they?”
Balaban said she didn’t get a good look at the streakers’ faces but she wasn’t impressed with the other anatomical features they had to offer.
She said she hoped unmasking two of the three would allow her students to identify the exhibitionists so they could be brought to Honor Court for their actions.
"That was one of my big things,” Balaban said. “You’re not getting away with this in my class.”
Balaban said her lecture was stopped for approximately two minutes as a result of the disturbance and her students had trouble focusing for the rest of class.