2017 March



Three protests in two days at Glasgow University

20th March 2017

Tom McDonald Writer The final week before University of Glasgow students vote in the next Rector has seen a surge in student protest, largely provoked by controversial candidate Milo Yiannopoulos and, to a lesser degree, Professor Jordan Peterson, whose opinions regarding hate speech legislation has caused upset. Two separate protests were held on 16 March, ...


Boycotting elections only serves those you oppose

20th March 2017

Claire Thomson Writer There’s a cosy assumption made by some living firmly in the “liberal bubble” of university that the big building that looks a bit like Hogwarts is largely populated by those with similar views to themselves.   I count myself as one such student, privileged and sheltered enough to assume that yes, Glasgow ...


Rector candidate Milo Yiannopoulos hosts live Q&A

19th March 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Controversial rector candidate and former editor of Breitbart News, Milo Yiannopoulos, held a Q&A via YouTube live stream on 18 March. The live stream was accessible through a link available on request with a student email account, also shared on 4chan’s “/pol/ – Politically Incorrect” board. Scheduled to start at 5pm, ...


The Lord Rector: pointless or powerful?

18th March 2017

Grace Michael Writer With the recent final announcement of this year’s Rectorial nominations, and the election to be held from the 20-21 March, there is certainly a feeling of instability in regards to who the next University Rector will be. With an overall sense of uncertainty within the student body as to the predicted result ...


Alpaca your bags: Animal welfare should not be sacrificed for student entertainment

18th March 2017

  Lauren Holt Business Manager On 17 March the SRC and RAG committee brought alpacas to campus to be used as “stress pets”, similar to the dogs used by Paws for Stress in previous years. This ill-considered idea is irresponsible and completely unnecessary from the SRC and RAG, who are merely bowing to the masses ...


Police call for witness after rape near Charing Cross

17th March 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Police are calling for a key witness to come forward after a woman was raped near Charing Cross early on Friday morning. The 36-year-old woman was assaulted in a lane off Renfrew Street between 4am and 4:30am. The key witness police are seeking reportedly went to the victim’s aid and offered ...


Theatre review: Mr. Earhart takes off but doesn’t cross the Atlantic

16th March 2017

Aea Varfis-van Warmelo Writer As we wait for the show to begin, the stage has been set before us. The Flying Duck provides a comfortable, if slightly unconventional, space for Figurehead Theatre’s inaugural show, a piece of new writing by Sìne Harris entitled Mr. Earhart. The actors are dispersed, one standing in a doorway, two ...


Four candidates to attend hustings as Dr Leif Azzopardi announces his withdrawal

16th March 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor Dr Leif Azzopardi has confirmed he has now dropped out of the runnings for the next Glasgow University Rector. In a statement to the Glasgow Guardian his campaign team said: “Unfortunately Dr Leif Azzopardi will not be attending tonight, due to withdrawing from the election”. This is the second candidate to withdraw ...


Rectorial Hustings Live Blog

16th March 2017

Welcome to the closed Glasgow Guardian Live Blog for the Rectorial Hustings! If you have any questions or comments for us, please tweet us at @GlasgowGuardian. You can also send a Facebook message to the Glasgow Guardian page. All of our Rectorial elections coverage is available here. Check out GUST’s livestream below. ...


Interview: Lib Dem society host Vince Cable

16th March 2017

George Marsden & Tom McDonald Writers On 10 March, ahead of the upcoming Glasgow University Rector elections, Glasgow University’s Liberal Democrats Society (GULD) hosted an event called “Meet Next Rector of Glasgow University: Vince Cable.” The event offered students and the wider public a chance to meet the former cabinet minister, who has been nominated ...