Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tags Billboard Chart History
Ryan Lewis '09, of the duo Macklemore x Ryan Lewis, makes history with the hit “Thrift Shop.” Clocking in at twelve weeks in the number one slot, the song is the longest-running #1 rap song in Billboard Chart history.
UW Is First Again for Peace Corps Volunteers
“We are proud to be a public university that is globally engaged and whose graduates show it,” says UW President Michael K. Young. “Our students have a passion for changing the world and a determination to get on the ground and make a difference. We couldn’t be prouder of all of those who have chosen and been chosen to serve.”
Wild Art: Art Wolfe Captures the UW Campus
Renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe, '75, captures stunning images of the wild places on the UW campus, the Union Bay Natural Area and Washington Arboretum. “I often go out there when I am feeling squirrelly… you can find quieter shots here that challenge you, and are true beauty.”
Two Entrepreneurial Alumni are Helping Students Save on Textbooks
Sean Ren (left) and Tommy Yang didn't want a corporate job after graduation. Not yet, at least. The duo are co-founders of idlebook.com, a service that allows UW students to buy, sell, and trade textbooks to other UW students. “When we were students, we knew that textbooks were so expensive and so unaffordable,” Yang said. “We were trying to find a way to solve our own problems."