U. of Houston Teaching Fellows Protest 2 Decades Without a Stipend Increase

Teaching fellows in the English department at the University of Houston staged a daylong sit-in outside the university president's office on Wednesday to draw attention to their demands for better pay and working conditions. Stipends for teaching fellows in the department have not increased since 1993.

The graduate fellows are asking to be paid $19,200, which the fellows and their supporters say is the living wage for an adult in Houston. Fellows in the Ph.D. program now earn $11,200