Bryn Mawr rappers Shayna Israel and Menda Franchise Francois -- 3 x a Lady 

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January 31, 2008

3XL: Bryn Mawr Rappers Introduce Philly To Hip-hop with a Feminist Attitude
Shayna Israel Unlike any other hip-hop crew Bryn Mawr rapper Shayna Israel knows of, 3 X A Lady is based on feminist politics. Their Myspace page declares, "Battling sexism and the patriarchy, they are some of the first women rappers to explicitly use the F-word: Feminist." Their lyrics confront racism, misogyny, and homophobia. At their Philadelphia New Year's Eve debut, women in the audience "were screaming, thanking us, saying they have been looking for this kind of hip-hop."

"Young Lion" Olga Grushin to Read Fiction at Bryn Mawr
author Olga Grushin Author Olga Grushin, who was chosen as one of Granta magazine’s "21 Best American Fiction Writers Under 35" last year and received the 2007 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House


Q & A: Economist David Ross on the Fiscal-Stimulus Package
economist David Ross On Tuesday, Congress passed a $146 billion fiscal-stimulus package that will include tax rebates for millions of taxpayers. Will it really boost the ailing economy? Associate Professor of Economics David Ross, the co-author of the leading textbook in industrial organization, offers his opinions on the stimulus package, taxation and the use of fiscal policy to steer the economy.

Prince Among Slaves: Screening, Discussion of the History of an Enslaved African Muslim in America
movie still depicting turbaned man Next Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Bi-College Muslim Students Association will observe Black History Month with a look into a little-known corner of American and African history. The MSA, with support from a number of campus organizations, will host a screening of Prince Among Slaves, an award-winning documentary about Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African Muslim prince who was captured in 1788 and spent 40 years in slavery in the American South before finally regaining his freedom. Howard University Professor of African Studies Sulayman Nyang will kick off a discussion of the film, and entertainment will be provided by Progress Theater, a mulitdisciplinary performance troupe.

Bryn Mawr in the News
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Manahil Siddiqi ’15 Featured in Huffington Post Blog

Manahil Siddiqi ’15 is among the students participating in a summer internship featured in this blog post by Huffington Post blogger Diane Pr...

Bryn Mawr’s Decision to Go Test Optional Makes Headlines

Bryn Mawr’s decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy made the front page of the July 25 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The ...

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Questions Research Linking Hurricane Names to People’s ...

Researchers made headlines recently with claims that people view hurricanes with traditionally female names as less dangerous and therefore react d...

Bryn Mawr’s Russian Language Institute Highlighted in Inside Higher Ed Article

In an Inside Higher Ed article about the lack of young Russia experts in the United States, author Mark Lawrence Schrad points to Bryn Mawr’s...

Bryn Mawr Book Store Profiled in Boston Globe

The Bryn Mawr Book Store, a bookshop founded by alumnae/i, staffed by volunteers and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently garnered a write...

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