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Six-figure speaker fee for Kofi Annan raises eyebrows at CU ( Raising Tuition next year too )
Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 27, 2007 | Berny Morson

Posted on 06/28/2007 7:44:11 PM PDT by george76

BOULDER — University of Colorado students paid $160,000 in April to hear former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan say the people of the world must work together to bring about peace.

The amount came as a surprise Wednesday to several members of CU's board of regents, who saw the figure on a routine list of speakers and their fees for the school year that just ended.

Annan was far ahead of the second-highest-paid speaker, liberal historian and activist Howard Zinn, who received $15,500.

The amount for the one-hour speech brought calls from some regents for more frequent audits of student government, which has a $33.8 million annual budget and oversees most campus speaking engagements. It hasn't had a full review in four years, though the student health center has been monitored, campus auditor Jean Stewart told the board.

"It's a large budget, and you have young, inexperienced people (in student government)," Regent Tom Lucero said following the Wednesday meeting. He raised the question of Annan's fee.

Of the $160,000, Annan received $100,000. The rest was for transportation, lodging, food and two security men...

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: academia; annan; cu; kofi; kofiannan; un
No reports if Kofi revealed how much cash-for-oil he and his family received from Saddam...

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1 posted on 06/28/2007 7:44:13 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Ha HA...Edwards only got $50K for speaking about poverty at UC Davis.


2 posted on 06/28/2007 7:48:13 PM PDT by Wheee The People (Go FRed)
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To: george76
"It's a large budget, and you have young, inexperienced people (in student government)...

i.e. too much money in the hands of idiots. I wouldn't have paid 16 cents to hear him talk.

3 posted on 06/28/2007 7:48:19 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Wheee The People
Edwards is obviously an amateur compared to Kofi when it comes to swindling.
4 posted on 06/28/2007 7:49:56 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: george76

Just overcharging people no one else would overcharge. Nothing new!


5 posted on 06/28/2007 7:50:54 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: george76

I wouldn’t pay $1.60 to listen to this worthless, corrupt, meaningless cipher talk about anything.

He’s a nobody, a nonenity. A glib parasite.


6 posted on 06/28/2007 7:51:37 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: george76
It is so sweet that they are helping out some poor African victim of the greedy capitalists. I know that Kofi will donate the money to help combat malaria and malnutrition back home.
7 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:29 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: george76
A fool and our money are soon parted, but unfortunately the fool gets to decide who gets it. Hey Colorado! Aren’t you just ever so proud of your University and the taxes you get to pay so they can give your money to someone like Kofi? Well don’t feel too bad, almost all Universities would have done the same thing, to our everlasting shame.
8 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:49 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: george76

How much does Ann Coulter get at CU?


9 posted on 06/28/2007 7:59:29 PM PDT by montag813
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To: george76

Not just raising tuition, but raising tuition 14.5 percent!


10 posted on 06/28/2007 8:01:26 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: george76

oh come on people. if some approached you and said 100,000 was a fair price to hear you speak for an hour, you’d do it. this lies purely with the students. actually, it’s the faculty.


11 posted on 06/28/2007 8:03:14 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: george76
Of the $160,000, Annan received $100,000. The rest was for transportation, lodging, food and two security men...

Dang, they must have stayed somewhere pretty swanky.

12 posted on 06/28/2007 8:04:26 PM PDT by squidly
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To: george76

Once I sent an e-mail to Kofi. I wrote to him that I use the U.N. flag to wipe my boots. No kidding, I really sent it to him. LOL!


13 posted on 06/28/2007 8:08:40 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: george76

Whoever approved Kofi’s entry visa should go to jail. I think we have laws against granting visas to known criminals.


14 posted on 06/28/2007 8:09:16 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: montag813
not enough for a cheese burger
15 posted on 06/28/2007 8:13:13 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: george76
60K for transportation, food, lodging and security for a one hour speech? What numbskull approved that budget? Oh, the same one that decided to give kofi 100K.
16 posted on 06/28/2007 8:14:38 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: george76

A fool and his money are soon parted.

But it’s too bad when it’s someone else’s money. Mom and dad pay most student fees, which means that they were the ones ripped off.


17 posted on 06/28/2007 8:15:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

The student government has a $33.8M budget? with little or no oversight???


18 posted on 06/28/2007 8:20:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: beaversmom

16 cents is too much.


19 posted on 06/28/2007 8:23:51 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: george76

“What? He’s a crook? A famous crook? The corrupt figurehead of an ineffective, Socialist organization? Then, by all means, we must listen to him speak! It’ll help us on the road to success! And make us feel good about ourselves! Pay him whatever he wants! Money is no object!”


20 posted on 06/28/2007 8:26:21 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: pepperdog

Ward is still getting his paycheck and benefits too.


21 posted on 06/28/2007 8:28:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: beaversmom

Last week CU was crying that they had to raise the tuition...

geeze


22 posted on 06/28/2007 8:29:49 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: squidly

Boudler is expensive, but not that expensive...


23 posted on 06/28/2007 8:31:32 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

How many students could have received their education for that amount?


24 posted on 06/28/2007 8:32:34 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: NonValueAdded

Nice ‘work’ for kids ?

student government has a $33.8M budget? with little or no oversight???


25 posted on 06/28/2007 8:33:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: pepperdog

I’m in Colorado, and had we known Kofi was going to be here, we would have Freeped him. I’ll share a little story about CU:

Back when the anti-gunners and Million Mom March were in full swing, Charlton Heston came ot speak at CU. The university paid him $25,000, and the leftists had a fit. They organized a big protest and the local Tyranny Response Team came out to counter protest.

Visualize this: Two hundred screaming college kids, a line of police tape, a street full of cops, more police tape, and two hundred pro second amendment counter protestors screaming back. It was wild. The little college girls were chanting some litle chant that went “2,4,6,8, blah, blah, blah...” over and over. Suddenly there came the opposing chant from our side “GUNS STOP RAPE! GUNS STOP RAPE!.........”. The horror on their faces! You would have thought someone had just kicked their dog. LOL!
Hestons speech was excellent, I thought CU got a good bang for their buck.


26 posted on 06/28/2007 8:37:08 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: george76
This is disgusting. This is higher ed scam where speakers come speak for 5 or 6 figure rates. Eventually this cost rolls into the student’s tuition or some kind of mandatory fee for things they don’t control. $160K for Koffee. $15.5K for the #2 speaker which is a good day’s pay for a speech. I feel bad for the kids. Also, it shows what kind of person Koffee is by taking the kid’s money.
27 posted on 06/28/2007 8:50:04 PM PDT by jackieaxe (This one hour pre-flight security screening is brought to you by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
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... liberal historian and activist Howard Zinn, who received $15,500
Make that "Leftist (the very leftest) historian..." So Zinn commands $15K a speech? Only at a university. I'd love to see his tax return. It's probably a chapter unto itself in the "A (rich, greedy, & hypocritical) People's History."
28 posted on 06/28/2007 8:50:10 PM PDT by nicollo (all economics are politics)
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To: Trteamer; Morgan in Denver; jan in Colorado; colorado tanker

Apparently, no one knew that Kofi was speaking.

He deserved a FReep.


29 posted on 06/28/2007 8:53:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Of the $160,000, Annan received $100,000. The rest was for transportation, lodging, food and two security men..

Two days of travel for three people comes to $60K? To talk to a bunch of kids living in dormitories? This guy just smells crooked.
30 posted on 06/28/2007 8:54:47 PM PDT by jackieaxe (This one hour pre-flight security screening is brought to you by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
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To: jackieaxe

Kofi got a sweet NYC housing deal too.


31 posted on 06/28/2007 8:59:30 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Hmmm, 60 Grand to cover transportation, lodging, food and two security goons.

Did they buy an airline? Rent an entire hotel? Buy food for the entire illegal immigrant community? Pay the goons $20,000 per night?

This smells like 4 day old Hillary fish.


32 posted on 06/28/2007 9:02:08 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Cicero

Mom and Dad are going to get hit another 14 percent next year on tuition.

Cheaper for illegals ?


33 posted on 06/28/2007 9:14:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
“We should be responsible to protect each other from the crimes against humanity,”

Where were you Kofi when people were getting slaughtered in Rwanda???

34 posted on 06/28/2007 9:22:18 PM PDT by BBell
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To: george76

$100,000 to hear Coffee Cup Anal?...A total rip-off!


35 posted on 06/28/2007 9:33:15 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BBell

If Annan revealed to the audience just how to set up and run a multi-million dollar oil for food scam it will be money well spent.

The students will all be set for life..


36 posted on 06/28/2007 9:35:43 PM PDT by Wil H (Islam - the religion of perpetual outrage.)
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To: george76
The most disappointing news about the Gates Foundation ever:

Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday he would head a new green group bankrolled by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to help reverse Africa's declining food production and double output.

How could they do business with this moron?

Things like this drive me "nucking futs"!

37 posted on 06/29/2007 5:30:00 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: george76

They would have to pay me that much to go listen.


38 posted on 06/29/2007 5:39:36 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Manic_Episode

They billed the parents for the student fees...like to increase next year too.

Thank you mom and dad.


39 posted on 06/29/2007 6:17:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grampa Dave

some speeches are worth $160,000, but Kofi Annan has never given one ...

If the University of Colorado student government has so much money that that it can squander a speaker’s fee of that size on the vapid musings of the former United Nations secretary-general, as it did in April, maybe that’s a sign that it is grossly overfunded.

http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/onpoint/archives/2007/06/carroll_pricey_kofi_klatch.html


40 posted on 06/30/2007 5:59:53 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

No wonder it costs so much for a college non education these days.

Paying for liberal professors like Churchill and paying big $’s for speakers like this pos and Edwards speaking on poverty at UC Davis are outrages.

Didn’t Billy Jeff Clintoon get some nice gigs at colleges after he looted the White House?


41 posted on 06/30/2007 6:07:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Why do liberals thrive on bad news for America?)
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The University system is a mess. CU says that it has to raise tuition 14 percent next year.

Now we see why. They can not manage the money that they already have...so they want more.

Bubba is a gifter in chief.


42 posted on 06/30/2007 6:19:05 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Thanks George. This is disgraceful and I’ll add it to my list of complaints. I would bet an effort is underway to stop the tuition raising and this is a good example of waste and abuse of university funds.


43 posted on 06/30/2007 8:12:04 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Morgan in Denver

Even giving Howard Zinn $15,500 is a huge waste of the parents money. For a one hour rant on liberal politics ?

Zinn should pay CU. Ward should not still be getting paychecks.

I know alumns who have stopped sending CU money. The tuition should not go up until CU starts to make budget cuts first. I can think of one whole dept that is not needed.


44 posted on 06/30/2007 8:21:14 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Stopping higher tuition isn’t going to happen. These universities are no different than any other Democrat or socialist institution. They have to increase fees to pay for the folly represented by the left. If they can indoctrinate the students they figure they can take over the world. Just like they are doing with K-12.


45 posted on 06/30/2007 9:42:28 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: george76

14% increase will go over really big with any conservatives with children and grandchildren.

Wouldn’t how much of that has been wasted $’s defending Churchhill?


46 posted on 06/30/2007 12:04:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Why do liberals thrive on bad news for America?)
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