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University officials delay key divestment decision

The University of Edinburgh Central Management Group (CMG) has delayed a final decision on fossil fuel divestment until next month, according to University officials and participants at its meeting this week. The meeting on Tuesday had been highly anticipated for the release of a three month report by the CMG on recommendations for University divestment, […]

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Academics demand fossil fuel divestment

Fifty-five academics and staff at the University of Edinburgh signed and delivered a letter to Principal Timothy O’Shea demanding “a simple and necessary action: divestment from fossil fuels” on Monday. Divestment campaigners People and Planet and EUSA Vice President Services (VPS) Tasha Boardman were present alongside representatives from the academic community as the letter was […]

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McColl reflects on tenure as Rector after defeat

Peter McColl, the 51st Rector of the University of Edinburgh, will leave the post after serving for three years, with Steve Morrison taking on the role. Morrison triumphed in last week’s rectorial election between the two candidates, claiming 61.9 per cent of the votes cast, compared to McColl’s 38.1 per cent. Reflecting on his tenure, […]

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Rectorial candidates face off at debate

Peter McColl and Steve Morrison faced off in the 2015 Rectorial Election Debate on February 4, outlining their visions for the next three years. The Rectorial Debate by the Numbers: Who was the Twitter Favourite? The two candidates for University Rector answered questions from the moderator, Edinburgh University Debates Union’s Nish Hegde, audience members, and […]

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Rector 2015 – Presenting the Candidates

Ethan DeWitt interviews Peter McColl: What are some of your main accomplishments in the past three years? The things I think that we have achieved on are accommodation in the university: the university has grown substantially in the last 10 years, and the accommodation hadn’t caught up with that, and now with new developments going on […]