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
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.

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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