Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

Stories by Jay Burns
Picture story: Visiting Quebec City and Lewiston, learning to think like a historian

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Studying Quebec-to-Lewiston migration, students in a Short Term course learned the distinctive ways that historians “think and approach subject matter.”

Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

Bates in the News: Aug. 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:38 pm

The news media find Bates connections in wealth management, horse racing, heart disease, the Olympics, prison reform, transgender issues, higher-ed policy, and, of course, orphan parrots.

Q&A: Based on a Short Term to Saudi Arabia, Loring Danforth’s new book challenges ‘destructive’ Orientalism

Friday, August 12, 2016 9:42 am

Danforth's new book, Crossing the Kingdom, is based on his 2012 Short Term that enjoyed amazing access inside Saudi Arabia.

Video: After the fall, here’s what happened to the Quad’s huge ‘hobbit’ maple

Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:31 am

The fallen tree, a century-old sugar maple, “had a life…and it supported a lot of life,” said Professor Emerita of Biology Sharon Kinsman.

Bates in the News: July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:57 pm

A 1960s Bobcat pitching ace gets a Hall of Fame nod; a Bates biologist explains why a petrel ignores a potential mate's immune genetics; and a Bob Dylan / Robert Indiana mashup at the museum gets a great review.

Bates in the News: July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 8:00 am

A young alum's 11 road-trip rules in The New York Times; why a Chinese bishop recanted criticism of the state-controlled church; and two alums make a top-50 Mainers list.

Video: Bates women rowers reflect on a decade of excellence

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Begun as a club sport in 1987, rowing only lacked a boat. Today they've got boats...and boatloads of hardware. But rowing is more than the bling.

Video: 11 scenes of swordplay, suffering, and speechifying at the Battle of Maldon

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:45 pm

“And now for something completely different”: Vikings cross Lake Andrews and fight the English at the Keigwin Amphitheater.

Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

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