Edward Snowden wins UK university role
LONDON (AFP) - Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency analyst who revealed US surveillance of phone and Internet communications, was elected rector of Glasgow University in Scotland on Tuesday.
The analyst was nominated by a group of students at the university who said they had received his approval through his lawyer.
The group said: "We are incredibly delighted to see Edward Snowden elected as the new rector of Glasgow University."
The statement said the institution had a "virtuous tradition of making significant statements through our rectors".