UO pays sex, relationship columnist Savage $24,000November 2, 2013 @ 11:17 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The University of Oregon paid sex and relationship advice columnist Dan Savage $24,000 to speak at an event last month.
The university released Savage's contract to the Eugene Register-Guard ( http://bit.ly/16W7QvS) following a public records request. Savage helped launch a new UO smartphone app called SexPositive to help educate students about health and sexuality.
The Seattle-based writer was responsible for all his own travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Keith Van Norman, marketing manager for the University Health Center, says the Savage event filled a 300-seat ballroom and drew 150 additional students to an overflow room. Savage also met with students, filmed an episode of a UO video series, was interviewed by the media and had dinner with health program interns.
He says the SexPositive app was downloaded 4,349 times through Oct. 30.
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