This is what it’s come to.
Rutgers paid Snooki of “Jersey Shore” fame $32,000 to speak to students last week.
Her advice: “Study hard, but party harder.”
By comparison, Rutgers’ commencement speaker in May will be author Toni Morrison, winner of Pulitzer and Nobel prizes.
She’ll be paid $30,000.
There’s a punchline here, but my boss is very fond of both Rutgers and New Jersey, so I’ll refrain. But that shouldn’t stop you.