Snooki, the New Face of Rutgers

by Ryan on April 1, 2011

in Anything Else,Education,Pop Culture

Last night, Jersey Shore‘s “Snooki” made an appearance at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  Since I live and work in the same county, this got quite a buzz today around the water cooler, especially since she cost the university about $32,000 from their mandatory student activity fees!  Commencement speaker (and Pulitzer-prize winning author) Toni Morrison will speak at RU for a mere $30k in May.

Is this just the market at work in New Jersey or a symptom of how college has really become a glorified 13th grade on mommy and daddy’s dime for so many?  Hmm… Why choose — it’s probably a little of both!  The college can do what the students want with the student’s money.  But, you should have heard some Rutger’s alums today panning their alma mater!  I think they’re just jealous.

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Previous post:

Next post: