Mizzou’s assistant Greek Life director back after clash with photographer

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Janna Basler. (Image from YouTube)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A University of Missouri employee has resumed working after her videotaped clash with a student photographer during campus protests helped fan debate about free press.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the MU Office of Greek Life said Tuesday that Janna Basler has returned to her job in the office.

Basler and assistant professor Melissa Click of the school’s communications department drew criticism for trying to stop a photographer from taking pictures of protesters celebrating the university system president’s resignation announcement last month. Video posted online shows Basler telling photographer Tim Tai, a student working freelance for ESPN, to “leave these students alone” in their “personal space.”

Basler was placed on administrative leave for more than a month. She said in a statement she was “deeply sorry for what happened.”
Information from: Columbia Missourian

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