Texas Tech University

Graduate student workers worry about requirements to teach in person

THE WASHINGTON POST

September 3, 2020

The Washington Post - Graduate students have faced disruptions in their research and had their stipends stretched thin during the coronavirus crisis. They are tasked with running courses and guiding undergrads through the uncertainty of this semester, while navigating their own classes, worrying about future funding and a dismal academic job market. Add the ever-present threat of an outbreak and the stress can become unbearable.

At Texas Tech University, Nazmus Sakib, 31, said he was apprehensive about teaching in person, but was relieved to see undergraduates wearing masks and otherwise taking the health risks seriously when classes resumed two weeks ago at the campus in Lubbock, Texas.

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