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article_4b0ae653-2d61-5f3f-9ede-a129d12f0fd1.htmlColumbia Daily Tribune:

Rudi Keller

Thursday, February 25, 2016






Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri, demands a journalist leave the Concerned Student 1950 camp area in November. The Missouri Board of Curators voted 4-2 in favor of Click's termination Wednesday during a closed session in Kansas City.



Assistant Professor Melissa Click, captured on video calling for “some muscle” to remove reporters from a campus protest site, was fired Wednesday by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Chairwoman Pam Henrickson said in a prepared statement.


The board voted 4-2 in favor of termination during a closed session in Kansas City, with Henrickson and curator John Phillips opposing the move, UM System spokesman John Fougere wrote in an email Thursday. Curators David Steelman, Donald Cupps, Maurice Graham and Phil Snowden voted in favor of firing Click.


Click did not respond to a message seeking comment Thursday. The board earlier voted to suspend Click with pay on Jan. 27.


“The board respects Dr. Click’s right to express her views and does not base this decision on her support for students engaged in protest or their views,” Henrickson said in the prepared statement. “However, Dr. Click was not entitled to interfere with the rights of others, to confront members of law enforcement or to encourage potential physical intimidation against a student.”







H/T Power Line

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Filed under: General — JVW @ 2:43 pm

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Details here. It would have been hard to envision any other outcome, much as my cynical side wanted to believe that the university would string this out long enough to have it fade from memory and then give her a slap on the wrist. There was no way in the aftermath of this that they could grant her tenure, and keeping her around as a lecturer or a permanent assistant professor weren’t viable options.


From the linked article:


In interviews with The Missourian, Faculty Council Chair and law professor Ben Trachtenberg called the decision to fire Click “terrible” and Faculty Council member Angela Speck said it was “ridiculous that she should be fired without due process.”


The law professor is entitled to his opinion, but notice how he makes no attempt to ground it in any sort of statutory requirement that the faculty has to protect a crybully who attempts to enforce her rancid ideology on others. As for Angela Speck, Professor of Astrophysics, she is apparently named for Angela Davis, so we should appreciate that she started life with the odds stacked against her. Further proof that ability in a STEM fields is no guarantee of logical insight into other academic disciplines. Scissors-32x32.png


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So you're probably asking yourself...Self, just how stupid can Melissa Click be? Well This Stupid


Click then walked back her statements, saying she "never believed" the student "definitely had a gun," but believed he "could have and that my fears about his intentions shaped my actions."

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Missouri professor Melissa Click refuses to accept firing
Ahiza Garcia
Mar. 8 2016

A University of Missouri professor who was fired for trying to block a journalist from recording a campus protest is fighting back.

Melissa Click appealed the decision and is now getting support from the American Association for University Professors.

The AAUP announced Monday that it would be investigating Click's firing.






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World’s most-famous Red-Headed Prof refuses to go away quietly

Posted by Kemberlee Kaye March 9, 2016 at 3:45pm


Not happy warrior after firing by Mizzou


CNN reported:

Melissa Click appealed the decision and is now getting support from the American Association for University Professors.

The AAUP announced Monday that it would be investigating Click’s firing.


Click, an assistant professor of communications, said she was pleased by the news. She maintains that she was fired without due process when the university’s Board of Curators “overstepped their authority.”


According to a university spokesperson, Click was fired for failing to meet the standards expected of faculty members.


Click might claim she was denied due process, but by all accounts, the University was more than generous in considering her case prior to voting 4-2 to cut her lose.


The statement from Henrickson cited Click’s behavior at the Homecoming parade, when she cursed at a police officer Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/worlds-most-famous-red-headed-prof-refuses-to-go-away-quietly/

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