Some believe it was inaction of the administration which created the space for Mizzou to fire Melissa Click.
Michael Sykuta, an associate professor of agricultural and applied economics here, believes Ms. Click should have been punished for her actions. But he blames the university for creating an opening for the curators to act. “If the provost had impaneled a group to investigate, if there was a faculty process that could be pointed to, that would have taken away most of the political punch the curators had,” he says. “A big part of why the curators acted is that the university did nothing.” (Source)