Mizzou Administration Flexes Muscles: Fires Nutty Professor Melissa Click

Mizzou Administration Flexes Muscles: Fires Nutty Professor Melissa Click

Mizzou Administration Flexes Muscles: Fires Nutty Professor Melissa Click

Back in November when the proverbial dung hit the rotors at The University of Missouri, Dr. Melissa Click called for “muscle” in removing reporters from a student protest site.

After being busted on video with her bullying tactics, Click apologized for her behavior and faded into the woodwork. That is, until another video resurfaced in which she appeared in a confrontation with law enforcement during the school’s Homecoming Parade on October 10, 2015, in which protesters tried to block a vehicle carrying then-Mizzou President Tom Wolfe. The homecoming protest by Concerned Student 1950, the black activist group at Mizzou, shows Communication Prof. Melissa Click telling police to “get your f–king hand off me” as she stands between them and protesters blocking traffic:

Click resigned from her courtesy appointment with the Missouri School of Journalism back in November. She was suspended with pay on January 27 and subsequently fired this past Wednesday by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

The board believes that Dr. Click’s conduct was not compatible with university policies and did not meet expectations for a university faculty member. The circumstances surrounding Dr. Click’s behavior, both at a protest in October when she tried to interfere with police officers who were carrying out their duties, and at a rally in November, when she interfered with members of the media and students who were exercising their rights in a public space and called for intimidation against one of our students, we believe demands serious action.

The board respects Dr. Click’s right to express her views and does not base this decision on her support for students engaged in protest or their views. However, Dr. Click was not entitled to interfere with the rights of others, to confront members of law enforcement or to encourage potential physical intimidation against a student. –Pam Hendrickson, Chair of the Mizzou Board of Curators

A great loss to Mizzou? You tell me. Take a look at some of the “journalism” curriculum facilitated by Dr. Click:

Making Monsters: Lady Gaga Fan Identification and Social Media

The Romanticization of Abstinence: Fan Response to Sexual Restraint in the Twilight Series.

Fifty Shades of Postfeminism: Contextualizing Readers’ Reflections on the Erotic Romance Series

Untidy: Fan response to the soiling of Martha Stewart’s spotless image.

Bitten by Twilight: Youth, Culture, Media and the Vampire Franchise

Melissa Click, in an effort to provide “safe spaces” for student protestors bullied other students and journalists who were asking questions, exercising their First Amendment rights. She called for “muscle” to remove them and now muscle was used to remove her. Turnabout is fair play.

The University of Mizzou students who were chomping at the bit to partake in theoretical analysis of Lady Gaga and Fifty Shades or perhaps be shamed by Martha Stewart’s whiteness as well as their own by a white woman who got a PhD is this stuff may be a little saddened on this day but I’m sure Mizzou and other universities across the nation will take more funds and pay more nutty professors to lead classroom cohorts with more frivolous and useless subjects that won’t translate into any real world profession. Then, these young adults, upon graduation, could complain that the world is picking on them because they do not have the skills required to be paid the high salary they so think they deserve. Dr. Click? She’s dusting off her Twilight collection as we speak….we are allowed to speak, right?

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  • GWB says:

    They’ve worded this all very politically. But how about a simple “You’re allowed to speak freely, but if you want to work at our university, you can’t be an a-hole”?

    Her interference with police and with “journalists” were just icing on the cake to the fact that she’s a giant flaming bag of … well, I’ll be nice and stop there. (See how it’s done by ‘civilized’ people, Melissa?)

  • Lisa Carr says:

    ^^You won’t be offending any one here, GWB! BTW, nice post the other day! 😉

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