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University of Missouri Board Upholds Melissa Click Firing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators upheld its decision to fire an assistant professor whose run-ins with student journalists and the police during race-related protests last fall drew widespread attention, the university system said Tuesday.

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University of Missouri Audience Applauds as Ben Shapiro Rips Aggressive Professor

Ben Shapiro’s speech Thursday evening at the University of Missouri was a galvanizing moment for the campus and community that became the national focus of media attention in early November after a group of radical black liberation activists, assisted by leftist faculty members, forced the resignation of the university’s president and chancellor.

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Mizzou Student Files Charges Against Professor Melissa Click

Mark Schierbecker, the Mizzou student behind the video catching the University of Missouri’s communications professor Melissa Click calling for pushback against the media, preventing the protest from being covered, filed charges against her with the University of Missouri police department.

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Meet Melissa Click, The Media Professor Who Hates Journalists

Melissa Click doesn’t like journalists. The Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri generated headlines when she called for “muscle” to help eject journalists who were trying to cover the ongoing protests on campus.

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Missouri Professor Who Wanted News Photog Muscled May Lose Appointment

In a statement released Tuesday, the dean of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri announced that assistant professor Melissa Click may lose her “courtesy appointment” with the School of Journalism for her aggressive confrontation with student journalists.

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The Ferguson Effect and the Self-Destruction of the Academy

In 1967, University of California president Clark Kerr was fired by the Board of Regents for being too lenient in dealing with student protests. On Monday, Tim Wolfe of the University of Missouri resigned because he had not been lenient enough.