(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Students at Rutgers University are trying hard to get Bruce Springsteen to play a concert on campus, in order to erase the memory of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's recent speaking engagement there.
The university was hit with negative press when it was revealed that the Jersey Shore star was paid $32,000 to speak at the university, while Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison is only being paid $30,000 to speak at the commencement ceremony in May.
So, according to the Asbury Park Press, students have banded together and formed a Facebook page to try and get the Boss to play to help clean up Rutgers' image in the media.
The Facebook page, which at last check had close to 5,000 friends, was started by freshman Daniel Oliveto and junior Paul Tranquilli.
Oliveto defended Rutgers, saying, "We’re a smart institution. We’ve produced Nobel Prize winners. We have a great reputation," and declared he didn't want Snooki's appearance ruining that.
So far, Springsteen's people haven't responded to the solicitation, which promises"no spray-tanning and juicing -- just classic rock and honest work."
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