Professor Accuses Naval Academy of Illegal Retaliation Over Affirmative-Action Criticisms

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Kim Hairston, The Sun

Bruce E. Fleming, a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, says he was denied a pay raise after criticizing the academy's admissions policies.

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Kim Hairston, The Sun

Bruce E. Fleming, a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, says he was denied a pay raise after criticizing the academy's admissions policies.

A professor at the U.S. Naval Academy has filed a federal whistle-blower complaint alleging that the institution improperly denied him a deserved pay increase for publicly accusing it of illegally operating a separate admissions track for minority students.

Bruce E. Fleming, a professor of English and civilian employee of the Naval Academy, said he filed a formal complaint last month with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which investigates whistle-blower accusations by federal