Janna Basler, Director of Greek life at the University of Missouri, has been placed on administrative leave for her actions at the protest.
Her administrative leave was announced earlier today by Mark Lucas, Director of the Department of Student Life. Basler will be relieved of her duties while the department conducts an investigation.
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) November 11, 2015
Basler came under a lot of criticism for her actions in the protest, which were captured on a video of student journalist Tim Tai being pushed out of the tent village for trying to photograph the demonstration. Basler, along with Communications Professor Melissa Click, urged the students to prevent Tai from exercising his First Amendment right.
Basler can be seen getting in Tai’s face at around 2:18. She pushes him, he says, “Ma’am, don’t push me,” to which she cleverly replies, “YOU don’t push ME.”
Give her the boot..