“There were only 38 students who attended the virtual event.”
Ten thousand dollars for an online event that was attended by 38 students? Sounds like a rip-off.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: University of Arkansas spends $10,000 in student fees on Zoom drag show
In March, the University of Arkansas invited local drag performers to perform dances for students on zoom.
Campus Reform obtained a copy of the contract under Freedom of Information Act. It showed that the University paid the drag performers $11,050 to perform for 60 minutes.
There were only 38 students who attended the virtual event.
University’s Assistant Director of Strategic Communications Rebecca Morrison told Campus Reform that the funds for the performance came directly from student fees and that the event was hosted by University Programs.
The show featured six local drag artists and the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race 12th season, Jaida Essence Hall. The contract reveals that Hall was given $10,000 of student fees for the performance.
The guidelines for the show also included a prompt for tips from the students.
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