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The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced on Thursday its decision to terminate the employment of Melissa Click, the professor who has been steeped in controversy since she confronted student journalists during on-campus protests last fall.

University of Missouri Board of Curators Chair Pam Henrickson said in her statement that “The board believes that Dr. Click’s conduct was not compatible with university policies and did not meet expectations for a university faculty member.”

Many faculty members, including the executive committee of the MU faculty council on University Policy issues, had voiced their support of Click since the Board suspended her in late January.

On Thursday, just an hour after Click’s termination had been announced, MU interim Chancellor Hank Foley took questions from faculty and staff at the previously scheduled Faculty Council meeting.


The University of Missouri Faculty Council addressed a voting rights proposal to non-tenure track, or NTT faculty at its most recent meeting in Memorial Student Union.

The change will allow NTT faculty to vote on University matters. NTT faculty members are hired under one- or three-year contracts. The exclusion of NTT members has ocurred for years at MU, but has now been brought to the council as a proposal.