Clinton's $225K College Speaking Fee Draws Fire
The potential White House contender drew a hefty fee for a speech at the University of Nevada, and two student leaders want her to return some of it.By Zach Toombs | June 28, 2014
Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are making for some uncomfortable headlines for Hillary Clinton. The school plans to pay the former Secretary of State $225,000 to speak at a fundraiser in October and that doesn't sit well with student leaders. (Via Flickr / U.S. Department of State)
"The student body president and student government PR director suggested Clinton donate some or all of the fee to the university. ... So far, no response from her."
Students are making that request, in part, because the university recently chose to hike up tuition fees — four percent over each of the next four years. The student leaders told Nevada journalist Jon Ralston that money could be used for more pressing needs.