Notre Dame to Nicaragua

By Beth Grisoli ’87, ’90M.A.

A few months ago, I was invited on an all-expense paid trip out of the country for spring break. Sounds a bit exotic, doesn’t it? The Notre Dame chapter of Global Medical Brigades planned to take 34 students, five volunteer doctors, one dentist and a dental hygienist to Nicaragua to provide basic health care.

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Matt Swinton’s declaration of independence

By Beth Grisoli ’87, ’90M.A.

One day in May, the videographer in the Multimedia Department at Notre Dame affixed a GoPro camera to the wheelchair of Matt Swinton ’12, a finance major from Dallas. The GoPro is designed to ride on surfboards, motocross helmets and extreme skiers. Riding a wheelchair across campus may not seem adventurous, but when Matt moved to Notre Dame as a freshman, it was the bungee jump of his life.

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