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16 February 2007

New Rector elected

Craig Murray is the new Rector of the University of Dundee. The result was announced this evening (Friday 16th February).

Mr Murray, the former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, beat the former Scotland rugby captain Andy Nicol in a close-run race to the post of Rector. Mr Murray will hold office for three years representing the students on University Court.

The inauguration ceremony and "drag" will take place later this Spring. Mr Murray succeeds Lorraine Kelly as the Rector of the University of Dundee.

President of the Students' Association Steven Blane said: "This was a close run race and full credit to both candidates for their efforts. We look forward to working with Craig and welcoming him back into the University."


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