Take into account that in 2015, no much less a statesman than Matthew McConaughey was paid $135,000 (plus journey and bills — alright, alright, alright!) to talk on the College of Houston, and that Katie Couric cleared $110,000 in 2006 from the College of Oklahoma (pre-recession, certain, however nonetheless spectacular!).
In actual fact, Rutgers has a historical past of shelling out significantly extra that $25,000 to notable audio system. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison made $30,000 in 2011. Invoice Moyers obtained $35,000 to talk in 2015. And — await it — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was given $32,000 for a Rutgers look that provided the sage recommendation, “Examine exhausting, however occasion tougher.”
Snooki’s price got here out of a special fund than the one used to pay Clinton, and — granted — Snooki wasn’t giving a proper speech a lot as spilling out her Snooki schtick.