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Kellie Bean has been a Professor of English at Marshall University, an Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, and most recently, Provost of a small New England College. Author of "Post-Backlash Feminism: Women and the Media Since Reagan/Bush" (McFarland & Co. 2007), she publishes on women, media and theater and serves as Volunteer Education Editor at OEN. Her latest academic piece on fake news appears in "The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy." She writes plays about academics, has too many cats, and lives part-time in Montreal.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015     

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Can the Financial Times Sort Academe's Administration Problem? When I moved into administration after 15 years as a professor, a colleague who had made the same move before, told me to brace for the loss of my faculty friends.

climbing walls--recruitment tools for colleges. Friday, July 3, 2015     

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Summer College Selection: Avoid Dropout Factories Learning about graduation rates and what they mean to overall cost of college very important as students spend summer shopping for right school.

the small liberal arts college Saturday, June 27, 2015     

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College Crisis: The Small Liberal Arts College small liberal arts schools face toughest times ahead. they represent a tradition worth saving but we must ask candidates to face challenges head on.

Partial view of Sweet Briar College for Women, Sweet Briar, Va. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (5 comments)     

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Saving Sweet Briar College: Be Careful What You Wish For New president of Sweet Briar faces uphill battle, despite devotion of alumni.

mourning another mass killing Thursday, June 18, 2015 (8 comments)     

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First Thoughts on Education and South Carolina As we mock the value of education, we see greater and greater fear and ignorance-driven violence.

Monday, March 15, 2010     

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Women Need Healthcare Reform--Now! The current healthcare proposal--including the Medicare Option--is a good start to getting women the healthcare they need and deserve.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 (2 comments)     

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ESPN's Storm: Kornheiser's Tempest in a Tea Pot A small media hubbub has erupted this week after one of her colleagues, the always noxious Tony Kornheiser, recently tore into Storm on air for the clothes she was wearing that day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (3 comments)     

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When Murder is Academic: A Brief Tutorial on Academic Life Academe is the "real world" in small, pressurized form that can be misery-makingI wouldn't harm my colleagues, cannot understand what Amy Bishop did to hers. But I do understand academic frustration that grows out of the invisible forces that seem to control our destinies and the way academics tend to be maligned and misunderstood in the larger culture and media.

Sunday, February 7, 2010 (15 comments)     

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Sarah Palin: Talk Talk Talkin' Revolution Her politics of plain truck-drivin' folks become increasingly transparent, and a down right reckless. This week she called for a "revolution," and asked her audience to join her. Again, gleeful in her ignorance, Ms. Palin seems not to know that historically citizens suffer, kill and die when conducting a revolution. Let's hope, for her sake and those following her, that she can't talk a real revolution into existence.

Sunday, January 3, 2010 (4 comments)     

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Let 2010 be The Year We Loved our Bodies Lets stop pathologizing women's bodies and start loving them. Reject industries designed to teach us to hate how we look.

Monday, September 21, 2009 (7 comments)     

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Tenured Aggression: Academic Incivility in the New Media The American Academy is a sexist world, and women like my friend and I must consistently lobby for themselves and their female students

Thursday, August 27, 2009     

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New Media Feminist Debate: Pornography "Of course we're going to disagree as grown, politically invested women, but to tear each other down in defense of pornography? Here we are eating each other alive, serving the larger culture's disrespect for us..."

Thursday, January 8, 2009 (4 comments)     

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The Burden of Not Being Wrong, Again: Barbie's Perv Creator So, I read today that the designer of Mattel's Barbie doll was obsessed with sex. Seriously? We need a book-length study to tell us that?

Thursday, November 6, 2008 (5 comments)     

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The Palin Legacy: Sexism in Reporting First, the Palin thing seems to have worked itself out for now. I no longer have to worry that War-Monger Barbie might end up President. Not to mention the man who grumbled and scowled his way through the campaign with her. Of course the media feeding frenzy has begun. And the glee with which they are celebrating Palin's personal failings is shameful. She was a bad pi

Tuesday, November 4, 2008     

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The View from West Virginia--It's the Guns and Religion, Stupid! Why Appalachia must vote for Obama!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 (5 comments)     

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On the Campaign Trail with "Needless Markups": Why Palin's New Clothes Matter Why women should care about McCain bankrolling Palin's make-over.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 (2 comments)     

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Women's Health in Quotes John McCain gives away his true feelings about women and their health concerns in comment on abortion.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 (2 comments)     

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Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful The women beware women hostility encouraged by MSM coverage Palin. Time magazine claims women hate Palin because they are jealous.

Monday, September 29, 2008     

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They Get What They Deserve--And So Do We Bush supporters past and McCain/Palin supporters present have and will get what they deserve. Sadly, so will the rest of us.

Monday, September 8, 2008 (4 comments)     

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Just What America Doesn't Need: The Next Mother-in-Chief Americans don't want a mommy-in-chief. All of us, particularly women, need a qualified leader

Monday, September 1, 2008     

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Psst! McCain: Your Posturing is Showing McCain posturing as caring would-be President as Gustav weakens.

Friday, August 22, 2008 (8 comments)     

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The Year of the Butt: Olympic (Un)Coverage Body-conscious coverage of female athletes at the Olympics.

Friday, July 18, 2008 (3 comments)     

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Satire Ain't Pretty: Hubbub at The New Yorker Satire is an effective political tool. Reaction to The New Yorker cover suggests it's also tricky to use.

Thursday, June 5, 2008 (7 comments)     

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Our Hillary Lesson The import of Hillary's historic run cannot be overstated for women.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008     

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Media, Rape and the Boys of Iraq Rape in the US military not covered by MSM. Old boys club culture drives media indifference and violence against US women serving in the Middle East.

Saturday, April 5, 2008     

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Women, Media and Progressive Politics A week ago today I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attending the Women, Action and Media conference sponsored by The Center for New Words at MIT.

Friday, March 21, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Sexist Language, Not just for the Right Wing Anymore New "women in media" topics editor discusses sexist language of commentary on Spitzer scandal.

Thursday, February 28, 2008     

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The Politics of Hate, I Mean, Race How long can the Right wing continue overt racism with no backlash?

Friday, April 20, 2007     

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Dishonoring the Dead George II failed to respect students murdered at Virginia Tech. His love of violence, guns and power.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 (1 comments)     

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Why We Watch; News as Adult Entertainment Toxic conservative news coverage appeals on the same level as pornography. This is especially true of images of women in reporting.

Sunday, June 11, 2006     

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