Brilliant move by those in academia who run UNLV. The “brightest and the smartest” in Las Vegas are raising tuition on students for the 12th time since 2002, but they have an extra $225,000 laying around somewhere to pay Hillary Clinton to come speak to them. A 17% tuition increase begins next year.
This is the same Hillary who says she is “not truly well off” and claimed that her and Bill left the White House nearly broke in 2000. Not sure what “not truly well off” means, and nobody minds somebody who makes a buck, but two points here.
1) UNLV students are leaving college with more and more debt every year, and this is an issue that politicians say they are trying to correct.
2) Don’t plead poverty when you make $225,000 to come to Vegas and make a speech.
The speech is being billed as a “fundraiser” by the UNLV Foundation, but there is no guarantee that it will create revenue, and with a “nut” that large to have to break, it will be difficult for UNLV to show a profit from this. Hillary’s slumping book sales show she is not as big a draw as some think she is. The last time Clinton was in Las Vegas somebody threw a shoe at her.
Perhaps Hillary will use this speech as an opportunity to talk against the rising debt of college students.