U. of Houston Sit-In Ends After Promise of $1-Million for Teaching Fellows

A sit-in by dozens of teaching fellows and faculty members in the University of Houston's English department ended on Monday after the university's president, Renu Khator, agreed to allocate $1-million to improve working conditions and salaries.

The graduate students, who for three days had peacefully occupied a hallway outside the president's office, said that they had been ready to escalate their protest into a "teach out" after administrators last week promised a pay raise but