December 8, 2022
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Rather than spending $32,000 on cultural, educational and social events for students, Rutgers University brought Snooki to campus instead. Students got a look “Inside the Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Studio,” hearing the reality star talk about everything from fist-pumping and club-hopping to her signature hair pouf and the “GTL” lifestyle. Rutgers dropped an extra $2,000 for the “Jersey Shore” reality star compared to the fee it will pay its commencement speaker: Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison. While Rutgers proudly professed how it “does not censor the speakers students choose to invite to campus,” bringing the little Guidette to the university was a “shore” way to inspire graduates, especially with her words of wisdom to “study hard, but party harder.”

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