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
A slug munches on a soybean seedling. (Nick Sloff/Penn State)
Bates in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:10 am

John Tooker ’92 When bugs don’t eat slugs, there’s a problem afoot...

"I consider myself a fairly tough Mainer but even with bundling up this morning, it seems like I was no match for today's blizzard," says Sarah Stanley '16 of Springvale, Maine, an environmental studies major with a minor in geology.
Slideshow: Bates people plowed ahead during the Jan. 27 blizzard

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

Tuesday, Jan. 27, gave us 27 inches of snow, and despite the blizzard many Bates people plowed ahead.

Xenon gas fills a discharge tube shaped like the element’s atomic symbol. (Photograph by Pslawinski [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons)
Bates in the News: Jan. 30

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

A regular sample of news items featuring Bates and Bates people

Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter...

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

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Bates in the News: Jan. 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 9:55 am

A regular sample of news stories about Bates and Bates people.

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Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

With the cold comes moments of great beauty, too. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 8, 2015: Who’s got the coldest campus in the ‘CAC?

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:55 am

During last week's Northeast cold snap, who had bragging rights as the coldest campus in the NESCAC?

The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:31 pm

From a Bates perspective, the most intriguing part of the official White House holiday card is at the lower right.

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

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