University of Missouri

55-19: A Resolution to Petition the University of Missouri Administration and the Department of Communication of the College of Arts and Science to Reevaluate the Actions of Professor Melissa Click on November 9, 2015 and Release a Statement

PURPOSE: For the University of Missouri administration and the Department of Communication of the College of Arts and Science to reevaluate and release a statement in regards to the actions of Professor Melissa Click on November 9, 2015. Peacock

WHEREAS: on November 9, 2015 Professor Click prevented a student journalist from taking pictures and reporting on the student protest ; AND

WHEREAS: In a video from another journalist she can be seen and heard calling for “muscle” to remove the University of Missouri Student that was recording the interaction ; AND

WHEREAS: The Department of Communication’s website states that, “The faculty members are keenly aware of our role in helping students appreciate and effectively negotiate the complex communication processes they encounter”; AND

WHEREAS: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution expressly protects the freedom of both speech and the press; AND

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the University of Missouri administration and the Department of Communication of the College of Arts and Science should reevaluate and release a statement in regards to the actions of Professor Melissa Click on November 9, 2015.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jeremy Wiggins Tim Davis

MSA Senator Sergeant At Arms