COLUMBIA, Mo. – A former University of Missouri assistant communications professor is appealing her firing last month over her role last year in race-related student protests.
Melissa Click said in a statement Tuesday that her Feb. 25 dismissal by university system curators was unfair.
In firing Click, top university administrators cited her run-ins with police during October protests in Columbia and with two student journalists weeks later on the Columbia campus.
More than 100 state lawmakers called for Click’s ouster. Click insists in her statement that “in their decision to terminate my employment, the curators bowed to conservative voices that seek to tarnish my stellar 12-year record at MU.”
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It was not immediately clear Tuesday when Click’s appeal would be decided. A message left with the university system’s spokesman was not immediately returned.