Mass media professor Melissa Click, the woman shown calling for some “muscle” to rid the University of Missouri’s “safe space” of a student reporter, isn’t the only one feeling the consequences of her actions caught on video. Janna Basler, who appears in the same video appearing to shove Tim Tai and repeatedly telling him, “You need to back off,” has been placed on administrative leave.
Like Click, Basler, director of Greek life, issued an apology to Tai for her behavior, saying she allowed her emotions to get the most of her “while trying to protect some of our students.”
Janna Basler issues public apology for getting in the face of Tim Tai: pic.twitter.com/IvVLvaEsAR
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) November 11, 2015
Basler said the incident has been a lesson for her, and she can continue to study that lesson while on administrative leave.
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) November 11, 2015
Statement from Department of Student Life Director Mark Lucas. pic.twitter.com/2GPJBOW66u
— MizzouLife (@MizzouLife) November 11, 2015
— Daniel Martin (@marti431uew) November 11, 2015
@MizzouLife Why isn't she FIRED?
— Dan Irwin (@irwinsports) November 11, 2015
@MizzouLife Good move. But how much of an investigation do you need. The video tends to speak for itself.
— Mitch Clarke (@MitchAClarke) November 11, 2015
@MizzouLife They'll wait until it blows over , give reprimand and leave her in place. That's how bureaucracy works.
— Steve (@Steve3449) November 12, 2015
@MizzouLife FIRE HER
— Brett (@Bambam8109) November 11, 2015