As a former Bolivia Fulbrighter, I have paid particular attention to the story of Alexander van Schaick, a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia who spoke out against the U.S. embassy and their alleged attempts to recruit him to report the movements of Cubans and Venezuelans in Bolivia. Below are a few articles and commentaries by other former Bolivia Fulbright scholars, who have had mixed reactions to this story and its treatment in the press.
Listen to an interview with van Schaick at Democracy Now.
In Other News: Here is an opinion piece in campus paper urges UCSD to return Native American remains Kumeyaay Nation.
Gay Math: Social scientists are being called in to discuss whether dating websites should use the same algorithm to match same-sex versus opposite-sex couples.
Oceanica: This post over at Material Culture discusses the reopening of Rockefeller Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the presentation of Oceanic material culture as art.
On the Record: Nancy Shepard-Hughes speaks out on high profile surgeons complicit in transplant black market. (Also covered on FoxNews). Plus, Michael Silverstein on Hillary Clinton the pimp word. (First posted on Culture Matters).