This has particular meaning to Mary Hopper because both her Mother and her formal doctoral adviser share the distinction of having February 29th as a birthday.
Trivia: One of Mary Hopper’s first “jobs” on campus at Purdue University was in the English Department. Her task was to organize a room packed full of materials used in a number of writing courses. There were huge piles of fairly randomly arranged versions of mimeographed handouts that had accumulated over the many years that the course had been taught by Teaching Assistants. The nice neat pile of materials that Mary had when she finished the job was used to create the first version of the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
MIT Languages & Literatures (Course 21)
Trivia: Mary Hopper was employed in this department at MIT during her Post Doc.