But, it is not:
“Study hard, but party harder.”
Those and other words of wisdom delivered by “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to Rutgers University students Thursday cost the state university $32,000 in speaking fees, The Star-Ledger reported.
The fee is $2,000 more than the payment Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will receive when she delivers Rutgers’ commencement address. It was funded by the mandatory student activity fees paid by Rutgers undergraduates, according to the newspaper.
I think it is a sad situation in higher ed when Snooki is invited to lecture at a university not to mention getting paid more than a Nobel Prize winner. Crazy. This speaking fee would have paid for a post-doc position or scholarships or many other incredibly worthy things…