Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

October 27, 2010

UW Graduate Makes History With Obama Autograph On iPad

Sylvester Cann secured the first presidential autograph on an iPad when he met President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at the UW on Oct. 21. The story has received national and local media attention. The video coverage that ran on King-5 TV in Seattle is available here.

Among the media outlets that covered the story were NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Washington Post and the L.A. Times, as well as various blogs and internet sites. Cann graduated from UW in 2004 with an engineering degree and is a legislative aide to state representative Scott White.