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
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."

Video: Alumni Parade at Reunion 2016 ‘continues the love’ for Bates

Monday, June 13, 2016 10:49 am

The Alumni Parade gathers different Bates eras under a common umbrella: love...

Five stories from Short Term’s innovative practitioner-taught courses and course redesigns

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:38 pm

Students and faculty in two innovative types of Short Term courses showed their stuff at an end-of-term showcase, including a major redesign of intro chemistry.

Bates in the News: June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:13 am

Media coverage of John Lewis' Commencement address, plus Stephen Engel on the politics of LGBTQ rights and President Spencer's interview with New England Cable News.

Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:34 pm

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when it changes hands, as it did this year, it's like getting a new James Bond.

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