MU journalism faculty voting to reconsider Click's courtesy appointment | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

MU journalism faculty voting to reconsider Click's courtesy appointment

Faculty in the Missouri School of Journalism were voting Tuesday whether to revoke a courtesy appointment for Melissa Click, an assistant professor in MU's Department of Communication.

Meanwhile, the MU Police Department has increased its presence on campus after threats were made against Click.

At about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, MU Police Department Maj. Brian Weimer confirmed that the department is "aware that there have been threats made against her (Click)." He said the police department had "stepped up patrols" and was performing "walkthroughs" across campus.

The journalism school's executive committee, including Dean David Kurpius, met Tuesday morning to discuss the vote and prepare a statement on Click's actions Monday as seen in footage of a confrontation between freelance photographer Tim Tai and protesters — including MU's Greek Life and Leadership Assistant Director Janna Basler — near the Concerned Student 1950 camp on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle.

Click was seen at the end of the video asking for assistance and for "muscle" to remove Mark Schierbecker, who filmed the interaction and uploaded his footage to YouTube. Basler was seen pushing and berating Tai in the video.

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