Thursday, 12 January 2012
Edinburgh University's New Rector
This time last year there was plenty talk, both in the MSM and the blogosphere, about the campaign for rector at Edinburgh University. Iain MacWhirter was the worthy winner.
This year I've heard nothing until I read this.
Mr McColl's election seems to have been along the lines of Gordon Brown's coronation. Why were there no other candidates? One student (in the comments) complains the announcement is the first time he's ever heard of Mr McColl.
For his benefit here's a brief CV. Mr McColl is a career politician so perhaps that's the reason many couldn't acquire interest in the campaign. One question intrigues me- where do materialists go once they deny materialism? At least one has returned to his old university without ever working in the real world.
The greenies of course are delighted. Could it be that any green space owned by Edinburgh University will shortly be home to a windmill?