Melissa Click Under New Scrutiny

February 16, 2016

Melissa Click, the controversial (and now suspended) assistant professor of communications at the University of Missouri at Columbia, is facing new scrutiny. She originally attracted attention after video showed her blocking a student journalist from an area of a public campus where protest activities were going on. Now video has surfaced of her stepping between a police officer and a student and yelling at the police officer -- at a time when authorities were trying to clear a street where a homecoming parade was taking place, The Columbia Missourian reported. Click has admitted mistakes but said she should be permitted to return to her job. The interim chancellor of the university, Hank Foley, emailed the newspaper this statement: "Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way."

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