Tag: University of Missouri

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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.

Louis Farrakhan Gives Mizzou Protesters High Praise in Video Message

The black student protesters–particularly activist Jonathan Butler–got a ringing endorsement from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who recorded a video message to them last week in which he cautioned the University’s new black President not to be an “Uncle Tom” and referred to the successful UM student protests as “the epicenter of the movement of students.”