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
Murambi Genocide Memorial, Rwanda. (Photograph by Aliza Luft)
Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:58 am

Why, Luft asks in her guest blog post, did some Hutu "evade participation and help Tutsi" instead of killing them?

A Short Term course on hydrogeology, taught by Associate Professor Beverly Johnson, visits the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Short Term, alive and kicking and ‘optimized for experimentation,’ begins April 21

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:37 pm

Two intriguing new programs this spring will play to Short Term's founding tradition of innovation.

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Slideshow: 12 student offerings from the 2014 Barlow off-campus photo exhibition

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

"The exhibition is part of how we help returning students reconnect to the Bates community," says David Das.

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Slideshow: 2014 Mount David Summit’s happy, if trippy, scene

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:53 am

Visitors come from near and far, and a least one watched from far, far away this year.

Rebecca Goetz '00 is author of he Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).
Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Why not join a March Madness competition where you have a real rooting interest?

Kelton McMahon '05 (left) dives among coral reefs in the Red Sea. McMahon earned a doctorate from the joint MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution program in oceanography. (Michael Berumen / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to "be fearless" in their approach to research.

During a field trip to Cliff Island, Professor of Geology Dykstra Eusden '80 teaches students how to identify and measure different rock formations in order to create a map in ArcGIS, a mapping and spacial analysis tool. (Judson Peck '11)
New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:59 am

Eusden enters the film as an expert who links the experiential with the geological.

Mourning cloak butterfly. (CC license: Jamie Jones / USFWS)
For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:15 am

Writing in The Boston Globe, Muldoon describes his personal quest for the first sign of spring.

A screen capture of an ad from the Honey Maid "This is Wholesome" campaign, featuring a gay male couple who have two children.
Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:23 am

The ad "Dad and Papa" highlights the "contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities," Engel writes.

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Report by Walter Dillingham ’82 ‘cracks open the books’ on library endowments

Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:58 pm

You hear the word "endowment" and you probably think "college." But there's more out there, says Walter Dillingham '82.

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