Jay Burns

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

Archive of Stories by Jay Burns
Professor of Geology Mike Retelle's research in the Arctic looks at glacial and sea level history, as well as records of climate change preserved lake sediments. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

"It's hard to comprehend billions of years," says geology professor Mike Retelle.

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On a balmy winter day, the boys of summer take to Garcelon Field for some baseball

Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:24 pm

"I love being out here with the boys," says Sam Maliska '15, a 6-3 righthanded pitcher from Palo Alto, Calif.

Down East Cider co-founders Tyler Mosher '11 (left) and Ross Brockman '11 held a tasting in the Bobcat Den last spring. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:36 pm

"These boys have made it their mission to build New England's first and largest craft hard cider company," says Forbes.

Kristen Kelliher '16 of Norwich, Vt., the youngest female to climb the highest peaks in all 50 U.S. states, is leading a hike up Aconcagua, the Western Hemisphere's highest mountain. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Kristen Kelliher ’16 leads team up Aconcagua, highest peak in the Western Hemisphere

Friday, December 20, 2013 2:00 pm

With a Bates banner at the ready, the climbers hope to celebrate the new year atop the 22,800-foot peak.

Australian Olympic  alpine skier Emily Bamford '15, photographed in October 2013 in Melbourne. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Olympic hopefuls Bamford ’15 and Ellefson ’09 ski different trails toward Sochi

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Their paths are, quite literally, polar opposites.

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Finals week Instagram photo contest draws 150-plus entries (vote now!)

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:55 am

Finals week Instagram photos from students suggest that they approach finals the way Bates students always have: with snacks, naps and embracing the fact that misery loves company.

In the Shetland Islands, a Bates-directed archaeological dig, funded by the National Science Foundation, involves geologists, anthropologists, historians and biologists who are discovering the fate of a township named Broo that was buried in sand during the17th century Little Ice Age.
Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental...

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Bangor Daily News profiles backcountry ski series creator Ben Leoni ’05

Monday, December 2, 2013 5:51 pm

The show follows series creator Ben Leoni '05 and fellow backcountry skiers as they head into the boondocks of the Northeast.

President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy ride with Texas Gov. John Connally and Nellie Connally in the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963.
(Victor Hugo King / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
After JFK’s assassination, The Bates Student reflects a grieving community

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Essays, articles and poems in The Bates Student captured emotions and innocence.

President Clayton Spencer, who led the establishment of Harvard's Crimson Summer Academy, speaks at the program's 10th anniversary event on Oct. 30, 2013. (Rose Lincoln/Harvard)
Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

Friday, November 8, 2013 9:55 am

The program is "all about aligning the students’ ambition with opportunities," Spencer said.

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