The University of Missouri has had an interesting couple of years. The hoax. The meltdown/protest and Melissa Click antics and termination. On Campus 1984esqu Social Justice Civil War. Declining enrollment followed. And here comes the ax.
Leaders at the four University of Missouri System schools have less than a month to bring forward budget proposals that outline how they’re going to handle their share of budget cuts for the coming year.
Layoffs and program cuts are among the items that school leaders should consider, according to a budget planning webpage set up Monday by the UM System.
According to the statement, the budget cuts will range from 8 to 12 percent across the four campuses, which are the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri University of Science & Technology, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Melissa Click still has her job at Gonzaga. Maybe she can put in a good word.
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Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts
M.A, Communication, University of Massachusetts
B.B.A, Marketing, James Madison University
Dr. Melissa A. Click’s research interests center on popular culture texts and audiences, particularly texts and audiences disdained in mainstream culture. Her work in this area is guided by audience studies, theories of gender and sexuality, and media literacy. Recent research projects involve romance readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with celebrities, masculinity and male fans, and the inevitable changes fans experience in their fandom over time. Her scholarship has been published in Television & New Media, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Men & Masculinities, Popular Communication, Popular Music & Society, and Transformative Works & Cultures. She is the co-editor of Bitten by Twilight and the Routledge Companion to Media Fandom (forthcoming). NYU Press will publish her forthcoming edited collection, Dislike, Hate, and Anti-fandom in the Digital Age.