Gonzaga University Hires “Need Some Muscle Over Here” Professor Melissa Click

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Professor Melissa Click lost her job at Mizzou during the protests of last fall when she tried to eject a student journalist from the scene by calling for “some muscle over here.”

Now she’s been hired by Gonzaga University.

The New York Daily News reported:

Gonzaga hires Melissa Click, Missouri professor fired after calling for ‘some muscle’ to remove student journalist at protest

A University of Missouri assistant communications professor fired after interfering with journalists and police during student protests nearly a year ago has a new job with a university in Washington state.

Melissa Click, whose profile now appears on Gonzaga University’s website, has been hired to a one-year lecturer job in the undergraduate communication studies department at the private Catholic school in Spokane.

Click’s firing by Missouri in February followed run-ins with police during October 2015 protests in Columbia and with two student journalists weeks later on the campus, including a videotaped confrontation in which she called for “some muscle” to remove a student videographer from the protest area.

That video went viral, and more than 100 Missouri lawmakers, mostly Republican, called for her ouster. Click later said she regretted her actions but insisted her firing was unfair.

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, dean of Gonzaga’s College of Arts and Sciences, said in a statement to Missouri media outlets that Gonzaga officials were aware of Click’s recent past but, after a national search, deemed her “the most qualified and experienced candidate for the position.”

How long do you think it’ll take for Click to be in the news again for joining another student protest?

That certainly seems to be part of her passion.

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