April 1, 2011 at 9:48 AM ET
If your organization had $32,000 on hand to book a speaker, would you use it all on Snooki? That's what the Rutgers University student association did. On Thursday night, the pint-sized "Jersey Shore" star was hired to speak before nearly 1,000 undergraduates, where the topics ranged from hair styling to lessons for life.
Money for Snooki's appearance came from the mandatory student activity fee.
Interesting to note, the reality TV star's $32,000 fee is $2,000 more than Rutgers' commencement speaker, Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison, will get when she addresses graduates this spring.
Snooki's parting advice to students: "Study hard, but party harder."
I'm thinking Morrison might have a different message come May.