New Jersey Lawmaker: Why Should Students Pay For Snooki?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One New Jersey lawmaker doesn’t think reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is worth the $32,000 she was paid to dish her GTL—gym, tanning, laundry—lifestyle at Rutgers University.

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos says students attending public colleges shouldn’t be required to fund entertainment they find objectionable through mandatory activity fees.

Snooki last week was paid $2,000 more than the $30,000 the university is paying Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address.

The Republican plans to sponsor legislation allowing students to opt in to campus activities and events requiring a fee.

The lawmaker, who does not represent “Jersey Shore” locale Seaside Heights, says he’s certain there were a great deal of Rutgers students who were uninterested or “flat out outraged” by Snooki’s appearance.

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  1. M8685K says:

    OH BUT Bristol Palin was critized for making money to promote abstence but its okay for this crazy to make money?

  2. jersey says:

    If you cut the funding for this other student activities are going to suck. If Goldman Sacks had not defrauded the government by letting us invest our public money in credit default swaps that were rated AAA. We wouldnt be gounging each others eyes out for every last dollar.

    Toni Morrison will make 30k for an appearance 5 years from now. Snooki wont. people need to calm down.

  3. bob says:

    I have one question, just exactly who has lost their mind at Rutgers?

  4. Karin Meyer says:

    If they spent my tuition on that I would have the biggest protest ever and demand a refund!

    1. m8685k says:

      The parents should be livid over this…

  5. itz says:

    Just remember, this is not the college that makes these choices, rather the student committees.

  6. kay says:

    Who isn’t outraged by her appearance. What a hot mess!

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