At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
One of the leading opposition politicians in Egypt, Muhammad Baradei, has called on President Mohammed Morsi not to press ahead with the general elections he’s called for in late April.
Mr Baradei warned that with the country polarized and in turmoil, the elections risked bringing total chaos and instability.
The BBC’s Jim Muir has been assessing the mood among the opposition forces on the streets of Cairo.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.