Bring In The Boss?

Rutgers University, bruised by bad press after hiring “Jersey Shore” reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for a speaking engagement, might have some salvation.

Some students at new Jersey’s largest university want Bruce Springsteen to take the podium. The Rutgers University Programming Association paid Snooki $32,000 to answer questions; it was $2,000 more than Rutgers will pay Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address.

Two students are spearheading a Facebook campaign called “Let’s Bring the Boss to Rutgers!” to counteract the fallout. The students hope Springsteen would perform or have a Q&A session similar to Snooki’s sitdown.