Columbia University

Is free speech at threat in America's universities?

'Free speech' vs 'safe spaces' is a battle that's causing so much division within universities that in the US it has led to the phenomenon of the 'iceberg campus' – where to discuss issues of any sensitivity means doing it in private, below the surface. At what cost, asks Joshi Herrmann?

US school children warm to chic Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy turned up the heat on her first trip to Washington as France's first lady, visiting a school in a poor neighbourhood and lunching at Ben's Chili Bowl.