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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Archaeology Professor Peter Magee Quoted in The National (UAE)

As archaeologist debate dramatic changes in society during the Bronze Age in south-eastern Arabia, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeol...

Geology’s Don Barber Quoted in Baltimore Sun Article on Rip Tides

Associate Professor of Geology Don Barber was quoted by The Baltimore Sun for an article on the dangerous rip tides that have been occurring at Ma...

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Third Straight Year

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For the third year in a row, Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. coll...

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 ...

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