Mizzou Dumps Click

(AP) – The University of Missouri on Thursday fired an assistant professor who had been suspended after run-ins with student journalists during protests last year, including a videotaped confrontation where she called for “some muscle” to remove a videographer from the Columbia campus.
Melissa Click’s actions were “not compatible with university policies and did not meet expectations for a university faculty member,” Pam Henrickson, chairwoman of the university system’s governing board of curators, said during a conference call with other top administrators. Henrickson said Click’s conduct demanded “serious action.”
More than 100 state lawmakers had called for the dismissal of the 45-year-old assistant communications professor, who last October also was recorded telling police to get their hands off students during a protest, then hugging the students and cursing at an officer who grabbed her.
Click, who was suspended last month, has said she regretted her actions. A message left Thursday with her St. Louis attorney wasn’t returned, and her home telephone has been disconnected.

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