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And Meet My Guidedog, Too

— by on February 16th, 2011

Matt Simpson, from Smyrna, Ga., is a junior resident adviser at Washington and Lee. A politics and history major, he is also visually impaired. He shares his room in Davis Hall with his guide dog, Lacrosse.

This week Matt spoke with Beckie Supiano of the Chronicle of Higher Education for an episode of the Chronicle’s new audio web series, “Say Something,”  in which Chronicle writers collect interesting stories about students from all over the country. Matt described the way he’s managed to handle all his RA duties despite his blindness. You can listen to the story below or go to the Chronicle site.

In addition to everything else that he does, Matt has played on the U.S. Champion Goalball team. W&L news director Sarah Tschiggfrie wrote about his athletic career in a 2009 story on our website.