by Andre Walker, Breitbart:
Edward Snowden, the US intelligence whistle-blower, has been installed as Rector of Glasgow University in Scotland. The 30-year-old was only able to accept the honour via video link from Russia, where he has been granted temporary asylum.
The rector of Glasgow University is an historic role enshrined in law by the Universities (Scotland) Act of 1889. The rector is supposed to represent the interests of students amongst senior management. They are also the Chairman of the Court, which is the governing body of the University.
Snowden was elected in absentia by polling 3,347 in the second round of voting, his nearest rival the Scottish Episcopal clergyman Kelvin Holdsworth got just 1,563 votes.
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