University of Missouri Faculty Voices Support for Professor

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― University of Missouri faculty members have come out in support of a University of Missouri assistant communications professor who drew criticism for trying to stop a photographer from taking pictures during campus protests in November.

The Kansas City Star reports that the faculty on Tuesday made public a letter of support that had been sent in December to university leadership after more than 100 Republican Missouri lawmakers called for Melissa Click’s firing earlier this week.

Click garnered national attention after she confronted a student photographer. The photographer was filming after the university system’s president and the Columbia campus’ chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues.

She already has resigned a courtesy appointment at the school’s school of journalism.