MU MSA Senate proposes reevaluation of Melissa Click
COLUMBIA - A senator of the University of Missouri's governing body, the Missouri Student's Association, will propose a resolution to petition for MU to reevaluate Melissa Click’s employment at the university at today's senate meeting.
A document sent out to MSA by the authors of the petition cites Click's call for "muscle" as seen on a YouTube video that has gone viral of an incident between Click, a student journalist and student protesters in November. The document states she "bullied" the journalist and infringed upon his first amendment right to report on protests.
One of the authors of the bill said the resolution is a call to action for the university.
"I think it's important that the University of Missouri investigate and make a statement on all major incidents involving students on campus," MSA Senator Jeremy Wiggins said.
The university's spokesperson Christian Basi said it cannot comment on disciplinary or personnel issues publicly due to its Human Resources policy 114. MSA's Executive Cabinet and Melissa Click have not returned requests for comment, and MU's Department of Communications declined our request for comment.
Last month the University of Missouri Police confirmed to KOMU it gave documents regarding MU Assistant Professor Melissa Click to the Columbia City Prosecutor. The prosecutor said it's reviewing the documents to determine if charges should be pressed against Click for actions during the Nov 9 protests on MU’s campus.
[Editor's Note: This story has been revised to reflect edits to the resolution]