Sunday, April 3, 2011

Snooki at Rutgers

Rutgers University has paid $32,000 for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to speak on campus. Her advice to students: “Study hard, but party harder.”

From the university’s website:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.

As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world.
Talk that talk, Rutgers.

Jersey Shore reality TV star lands $32,000 fee to speak at Rutgers (NewJerseyNewsRoom)

[$32,000: more than most new college grads will earn this year.]

comments: 6

Daughter Number Three said...

I understand that her appearance (and fee) were student initiatives... I'm assuming by some type of student-run speakers bureau. Which makes me feel better. Especially when I heard Rutgers was paying Toni Morrison $30,000 as a commencement speaker.

Michael Leddy said...

I’d still rather see student fees used for events more befitting university life. Reality-show contestants and grade-Z comedians seem to be replacing speakers of substance on at least some college campuses.

Elaine said...

Did Snooki actually go to college? and if so, what was her major?

Ha--my captcha is 'tripe.'

Michael Leddy said...

Wikipedia: “Polizzi attended community college after graduating from Marlboro High School, where she studied to become a veterinary technician” The source is a New York Times article.

Berit said...

Disgusting. Dear Marc is a graduate of Rutgers (Newark), and his resolve to never give them a dime is now cemented.

Their donation-gathering calls which never fail to occur during the dinner hour had already ill-disposed him to the prospect.

Then there's the fact that he's still working to pay off the money (with interest) which they already received from him (i.e. loans), and his general level of satisfaction with said education.

They always say, "You graduated, right?" "Do you have a Job? In your field? Well, isn't that great--don't you think you should 'give back' to the University?"

Michael Leddy said...

I’m curious enough now to want to look at this book on Rutgers.