National Association Calls For Click's Reinstatement

Feb 3, 2016

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A national association is calling for the reinstatement of suspended University of Missouri assistant professor Melissa Click, who was involved in a run-in with a student journalist during campus protests in November.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the American Association of University Professors sent a letter yesterday to the Columbia campus’ interim chancellor, Hank Foley. The group’s associate secretary, Hans-Joerg Tiede, wrote that the campus denied academic due process when Click was suspended last week.

Click had a confrontation with a student photographer during November protests at the Columbia campus over what some saw as university leadership’s indifference to racial issues. Click called for “some muscle” to help remove the photographer from the protest area on the campus.

She later said publicly that she regretted her actions.