UW needs new school song
Are you one of those people who graduated from the University of Washington but never quite recovered from the glory of your college days, so you’re still a little bit obsessed with the school? You just want to talk about how great it is, all the time? And you write catchy tunes? Well, the UW needs a new alma mater, and they’re looking right at you [Times].
The alma mater is different from the fight song, and they want something like a hymn that tugs at the heartstrings. The current one is unpopular and possibly slightly racist, and it doesn’t mention cherry blossoms at all. The new one will be set to music by Bill Conty, who wrote the score for “Rocky.” They’d like it to be written by a student, faculty member, or alum. (I have no idea what the alma mater for my college was. I’m not entirely sure it has one.)
The deadline is May 28, and you can submit via this handy form.