Even before protests rocked the Columbia campus last fall, Republican lawmakers had targeted its relationship with Planned Parenthood, prompting the cancellation of 10 agreements with the organization. After the protests, legislators threatened to withhold university funding if Melissa Click, the professor caught on camera obstructing student journalists, was not fired. (She eventually was.)
Friday marks the start of yet another effort by state legislators to tell the system how it should be run, with the convening of a newly formed review commission.
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