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Professor who called for 'muscle' at student protest treated unfairly, report says

Professor who called for 'muscle' at student protest treated unfairly, report says

After an investigation of the firing of Melissa Click, a communications professor who became a divisive national symbol during student protests at the University of Missouri last fall, a committee of the American Association of University Professors has concluded that her termination is a sign that academic freedom is endangered at the university.

The Board of Curators, the governing body that fired Click, strongly defended its actions on Wednesday.

During intense protests over race and other issues at the public flagship university this fall, Click was videotaped yelling at police and later, after demonstrators had forced the resignation of both the chancellor and the...

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