The University of Glasgow says Edward Snowden is among those running for the position of rector, the students' representative to university management.
Variously hailed as a hero and condemned as a traitor, he has been granted asylum in Russia. Glasgow students say they contacted Snowden through his lawyers and he agreed to run. Ph.D. student Chris Cassells said they wanted to support Snowden and send a message opposing "the intrusive practices of state security. (AP)