Rutgers University Students Want Bruce Springsteen To Speak After Appearance By Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Some Rutgers University students think there’s only one New Jersey celebrity well-known and well-loved enough to counteract the impression left by “Snooki.”

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports: Students Want To Refresh The School’s Image

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was paid $32,000 to speak at Rutgers, and gave the students there advice like “Study hard, but party harder.” Polizzi’s payday was $2,000 more than Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison, who was invited to the deliver the commencement address.

The decision to invite Snooki caused something of an uproar and backlash.

“It reflects negatively on the student population and it makes us feel negative about ourselves,” junior Paul Tranquilli, a labor studies major, said.

Now some students think the only way to fix Rutgers image is for Bruce Springsteen to come speak – for free.

Tranquilli is behind the Facebook campaign called “College Ave Freeze Out: Let’s Bring The Boss To Rutgers” which has gained the support of over 4,600 students.

“We believe it’s probable and if there were anytime in our University’s recent history where we needed something that’s monumentally positive it would be right now,” Tranquilli said.

Should Bruce do it? Is this throwing good money after bad? Sound off in comments.


One Comment

  1. gg says:

    this is a travesty to have a MORON with the IQ of a RODENT speak and waste taxpayer $$!!!! shows the dumbing down of America! As congress insidiously destroys us by looting $$!!!

  2. Devenio says:

    Top 10 reason why not to send your kid to Rutgers University”
    The First 10-2 don’t count.

    1. These soon to be college graduates wanted Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Bruce Springsteen to come deliver wisdom to them,.

    Enough said.

  3. taylor says:

    First of all snooki is NOT a “new jersey celebrity” …she is a NY celebrity. actually more accurately a CHILEAN celebrity. NOT ITALIAN NOT FROM JERSEY. for the love of god do not associate her with my state. and why not have bruce speak? half the kids at RU wont even realize whose speaking to them anyways. are we really arguing over, overpaid, overweight reality “actor” vs. a hall of famer with little to no controversy surrounding him? go ahead bruce. rutgers needs all the help it can get.

  4. Pete Doyle says:

    Snooki: A nebbish who gives new meaning to the word “bimbo”..

    Calling Bruce Springsteen talentless and a loser is, on the other hand, monumentally silly. The same applies to the elitest ass comment. Both comments show a sad elitism in their authors.
    It is one thing not to like a type of music or the lyrics to a song; it is quite another to evaluate a person’s talent and worth on the basis of that dislike.

  5. CSI says:

    Cant redeem your self when you paid a stupid chick to speak at your school. Shes already paid. She wouldn’t care what people have to say about her. Just more publicity for her. Rutgers cant ever redeem them selves. Especially when you are not going to even pay the man.

  6. LiberalsAreEvil says:

    Springsteen is an ugly anti American liberal without any talent. Snooki is pure trash. Rutgers University has become a cesspool inviting this kind of garbage to speak. Speak about what? They are brainless idiots.

    1. ConservativesAreIdiots says:

      LMAO, and naturally you are a conservative stupid numbnut.

    2. Devenio says:

      LiberalsAreEvil – yes we are. BRAINS GIVE ME BRAINS!

  7. George S says:

    Bruce Springteen has turned into an elitist a$$. Yea, he was born to run, right to Hollywood. What a joke, he IS the Machine.

  8. CAL says:

    They may be “TALENTLESS LOSER”, but they had enough brains to earn Millions from other even bigger loosers. Hell, who needs talent, if others are willing to pay good buck to hear you.

    1. oolongw says:

      Only imbecile idiots would pay to listen to that talentless garbage.

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