Letter to the Community from President Ken Ruscio In an Aug.3 message to the W&L community, W&L President Ken Ruscio outlines the new policy and procedures which apply to all forms of sexual discrimination and misconduct, and asks the community to rededicate ourselves to our fundamental values by always acting with honor, respect, integrity and civility in our dealings with one other.After the execution, Rodrguez took Che's Rolex watch, often proudly showing it to reporters during the ensuing years.State Department Cable, Official Confirmation of Death of Che Guevara, October 18, 1967 Ten days after his capture, U. Ambassador to Bolivia, Douglas Henderson, transmitted confirmation of Guevara's death to Washington.CIA sources reported that Kosygin accused Castro of "harming the communist cause through his sponsorship of guerrilla activity..through providing support to various anti-government groups, which although they claimed to be 'socialist' or communist, were engaged in disputes with the 'legitimate' Latin American communist parties...favored by the USSR." In replying Castro stated that Cuba would support the "right of every Latin American to contribute to the liberation of his country." Castro also "accused the USSR of having turned its back upon its own revolutionary tradition and of having moved to a point where it would refuse to support any revolutionary movement unless the actions of the latter contributed to the achievement of Soviet objectives...." White House Memorandum, October 9, 1967 Walt Rostow reports in this memorandum to President Johnson that unconfirmed information suggests that the Bolivian battalion--"the one we have been training"--"got Che Guevara." White House Memorandum, October 10, 1967 In a short update to Walt Rostow, William Bowdler reports there is still uncertainty about whether Che Guevara was "among the casualties of the October 8 engagement." White House Memorandum, October 11, 1967 In another daily update, Walt Rostow reports to President Johnson that "we are 99% sure that 'Che' Guevara is dead." Rostow believes the decision to execute Guevara "is stupid," but he also points out his death "shows the soundness of our 'preventive medicine' assistance to countries facing incipient insurgency--it was the Bolivian 2nd Ranger Battalion, trained by our Green Berets from June-September of this year, that cornered him and got him." White House Memorandum, October 13, 1967 In a final update, Walt Rostow informs Lyndon Johnson that the White House has intelligence information--still censored--that "removes any doubt that 'Che' Guevara is dead." CIA Debriefing of Flix Rodrguez, June 3, 1975 When Che Guevara was executed in La Higuera, one CIA official was present--a Cuban-American operative named Flix Rodrguez.Rodrguez, who used the codename "Flix Ramos" in Bolivia and posed as a Bolivian military officer, was secretly debriefed on his role by the CIA's office of the Inspector General in June, 1975.In 2016, the faculty of the Department of Neuroscience will join other investigators in fulfilling Columbia's vision of a cross-disciplinary axis for research on the science of mind in the Jerome L.
The Department oversees the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, the Mahoney-Keck Center for Brain & Behavior, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and the Grossman Center for the Statistics of the Mind.CIA, Intelligence Information Cable, October 17, 1967 This CIA cable summarizes intelligence, gathered from September 1966 through June 1967, on the disagreement between the Soviet Union and Cuba over Che Guevara's mission to Bolivia.The cable provides specific information on Leonid Brezhnev's objections to "the dispatch of Ernesto Che Guevara to Bolivia" and Brezhnev's decision to send the Soviet Premier Aleksey Kosygin's visit to Cuba in June, 1967 to discuss the Kremlin's opposition with Castro.The Institute moved to Washington Heights as an affiliate of the Columbia University Medical Center in 1929. D., Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, and includes 35 faculty members.The Department was founded in 2007 replacing the more broadly based Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. Among them are two Nobel Prize winners Eric Kandel (2000) and Richard Axel (2004); five Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators; eight members of the National Academy of Sciences; and 13 members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.