CSU campus in uproar over Palin's upcoming visit

Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TURLOCK, Calif. - The California State University, Stanislaus campus is in an uproar over Sarah Palin's scheduled visit to the school's 50th anniversary celebration.

Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, is scheduled to headline a black-tie fundraiser on campus in June.

But a student group is organizing a protest and its own event in response. A professor has started a Facebook group in protest. And a state senator, Leland Yee, (D.-San Francisco) is demanding to know how much the university is paying Palin, who commands up to $100,000 per lecture.

The foundation organizing the event, a nonprofit that raises money for the school, says the $500 tickets for the event are selling fast.

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