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
Above is a watercolor that oceanographer Gregory Johnson '85 created, along with haiku to illustrate various concepts about climate change. (Copyright Gregory Johnson)
Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:55 am

He got the idea after making a major contribution to the report "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis."

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Channel 6 TV news magazine profiles pianist Frank Glazer, now age 99

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:15 am

"Ninety-nine? I can't believe it," Glazer says. "It's as though it's thrust upon you all of a sudden."

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Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:41 am

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. "Days is a way to share a day in your life," Fisher says.

Amy Bass '92 is a scholar of the Olympics and professor of history at the College of New Rochelle.
Bates-related Olympics news items from campus, Sochi and in between

Monday, February 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Items featuring Olympian Emily Bamford '15, historian Amy Bass '92, cultural critic Erica Rand and sports agent Peter Carlisle '91.

The Ladd Library card catalog of the 1970s has given way to its latest iteration: an online catalog based on a single database shared by Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges.
Ladd Library’s new online CBB catalog has a back-end surprise

Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:10 pm

The most intriguing aspect of the new CBBcat might be that collaboration is at its core.

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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