By Thomas K. Lindsay
Over the last 18 months, the University of Missouri has seen the highs and the lows. In July of 2014, the Columbia campus announced record-breaking annual fundraising numbers. Then, in the fall of 2015, student protests rocked the school, forcing the exodus of the UM System president and chancellor. And out of this melee arose what some deem the poster child for the rising tide of intolerance sweeping across some American campuses: communications professor Melissa Click, whose harassment of a student journalist covering the protests became a viral video.
Professor Click was fired by the UM Board of Curators last Thursday. But it wasn’t really the board that did her in. It was free markets — prospective students, their parents, donors, and alumni — expressing their displeasure with their checkbooks. CONTINUE READING HERE