Students back rector who led racist singsong

October 8, 1999

Students at St Andrews University have called on today's senate meeting to support the award of an honorary degree to the student-elected rector, Donald Findlay QC (pictured). Some senate members argue that Mr Findlay should not receive the traditional honour after it was revealed to have led a sectarian singalong that led to his resignation as vice-chairman of Rangers Football Club. Mr Findlay should have been awarded the degree last month, but a decision was deferred to allow the senate to consider written comments.

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