WILMINGTON: UNC Wilmington prof wins suit against school - WNCN: News, Weather

UNC Wilmington prof wins suit against school

Posted: Updated:
WILMINGTON, N.C. -

A University of North Carolina Wilmington professor who said he was denied promotion because of his religious views has won his case in federal court.

Associate criminology professor Mike Adams sued in 2007, saying he was denied promotion to full professor. Adams said he was an atheist and when he converted to Christianity in 2000, his political and social views changed. He has written and appeared on broadcast programs to discuss his views.

He said the university retaliated for his views by denying him promotion in 2006 and a federal jury in Greenville decided in his favor Thursday.

The university said it disagrees with the jury decision and faculty members are promoted without regard to political or religious beliefs. The school is considering an appeal.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:38:10 GMT
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
  • NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
  • NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:58:28 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.