Gonzaga University hired the Mizzou professor who was fired after she called for ‘muscle’ against a journalist

Melissa Click University of MissouriScreenshot from video via CNN Money

Gonzaga University, in Washington State, has hired Melissa Click (right), who was fired by the University of Missouri in February.

Gonzaga and Click have not responded to requests for comment, but she is listed as a lecturer in the communication studies department at Gonzaga.

Click was an assistant professor of communication at the University of Missouri at Columbia before she was fired.

The Missouri board cited her behavior during student protests last fall — including asking for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a protest in a public area. While Click’s actions proved divisive even among faculty members, many of her former colleagues have criticized the board for circumventing normal, faculty-driven channels of review.

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