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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Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

The April 1 news that Bryn Mawr was dropping the vowels in its name to be more “Twitter-friendly” was picked up by several media outlet...

Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles F...

Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebec...

Dining Services’ “Milkshake Mania” Makes the Wall Street Journal

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: “Colleges generally save thei...

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford ...

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