Skip to comments.Six-figure speaker fee for Kofi Annan raises eyebrows at CU ( Raising Tuition next year too )
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...
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Ha HA...Edwards only got $50K for speaking about poverty at UC Davis.
i.e. too much money in the hands of idiots. I wouldn't have paid 16 cents to hear him talk.
Just overcharging people no one else would overcharge. Nothing new!
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.
How much does Ann Coulter get at CU?
Not just raising tuition, but raising tuition 14.5 percent!
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.
Dang, they must have stayed somewhere pretty swanky.
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!
Whoever approved Kofi’s entry visa should go to jail. I think we have laws against granting visas to known criminals.
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.
The student government has a $33.8M budget? with little or no oversight???
16 cents is too much.
“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!”
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