The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Jen Purdy honored as MIT Infinite Mile awardee


We are beyond delighted — but not surprised — that Jennifer Purdy, a long-time member of our departmental staff, has been honored as a recipient of the Infinite Mile award. Jen’s official title is “Academic Administrator”, but she is actually the spirit and the voice of the student side of our department, graduate and undergraduate students both. There is literally no student’s problem that Jen cannot solve, and no member of our department more supportive and essential to the well-being of our community — and the academic success of our students.

To quote the web announcement linked below: “The awards salute members of the SHASS staff who have made exceptional contributions to their academic units, the School, and the Institute. These colleagues exemplify the spirit of going above and beyond in their roles and work on a regular basis, supporting their teams’ mission in diverse initiatives throughout the School.”

Congratulations, Jen!!